It's been a tough time at the cove over the past few weeks, high winds, lots of rain and King tides so I've put off the launch of Kuai Le until the spring. Plus I can spend the winter months planning little changes and making boat bits always a pleasant way to pass the time.
I realized that Kuai Le would need a boarding ladder or more properly I would need a boarding ladder so came up with a little design and built it out of 1x2 fir left over from making the sail battens for Kuai Le. 1/4 inch ready rod ties the two sides together and is let into a groove on the underside of the upper and lower tread. The one side is longer than the other because there is a large cleat within easy reach on the short side so the upright didn't need to be any longer than it is.