Let’s face it – you’re sad the pontoon boat your family owns must be stored away. It’s the time of year where no one will take a ride on the lake no matter what they are bribed with, all due to cold temperatures.
On a positive note, this IS the time of year when boat owners begin to take note of the increase of problems the boat faced this year, including injuries boarding and de-boarding, and what to do with parents and grandparents beginning to show their age unable to safely maneuver themselves throughout the boat.
HandiTreads protect you and your family from slips
So, let’s begin with the first suggestion, a non slip tread. What is that? Non slip treads aid in preventing unnecessary slips and falls by providing an inexpensive, durable traction surface wherever needed. Treads are made of aluminum, eliminating any worry if they’ll hold up when subjected to saltwater. Not only that, but treads are manufactured in 7 different sizes with 5 colors per size, eliminating the “one size fits all” category. To see how treads can help on your boat, contact Handi-Ramp at (800) 876-7267.
Handrails allow for extreme sightseers
In addition to mounting treads, handrails provide immediate safety and security to every passenger on board. Available in single bar or double bar style, handrails are something everyone uses at least once in their lifetime. Designed to last, handrail systems are manufactured from steel or high strength aluminum and meet all ADA accessibility standards. Maintenance free, these railings are the perfect safety solution for boats with deck areas not fully or safely enclosed. Because Handi-Ramp manufactures the rails, many size and strength options are available through a customization process.
Railings are sold separately, or in conjunction with ramp systems are simple to install and remove by simply sliding into receiver tubes which are welded onto each ramp section. To see how treads can help on your boat, contact Handi-Ramp at (800) 876-7267.
Ramps offer a way to “get out”
Of course, neither handrails nor treads will matter if your guests cannot access the boat. It is true, many boat owners already have a slip or access to a public boardwalk, but for those select remaining owners who prefer to do it the hard way (back up to a beach, etc) then a portable wheelchair ramp may be for you. Made of aluminum, portable ramps are an inexpensive solution to having family members enjoy a day on the boat without having to worry about their wheelchair, cane, or walker impeding the experience. Many ramps Handi-Ramp carries come standard with a black non slip surface, preventing a slip if the ramp were to get wet. Portable ramps are available from 2ft to 12ft, with weight capacities reaching 800lbs while keeping the overall weight below 80lbs. To see how ramps can help on your boat, contact Handi-Ramp at (800) 876-7267).