At last, summer has arrived! This is the time of year for families and friends to grab their swimsuits, suntan lotion, and towels and get into the water. We at Handi-Ramp, north of Chicago in Libertyville, are lucky as there are many aquatic options within a few hours’ ride. It is relaxing and fun to get out on the lakes with a picnic and cold beverages.
Afternoon Ride on a Lake in Wisconsin
Last summer I was invited to join friends on a pontoon boat on beautiful Lake Geneva. The captain had backed the boat towards shore so my friends and I could board from the rear; however I underestimated the deck height. It took me a few tries and help from the Captain but I was finally aboard to enjoy the ride. What if no one was on board or I had a wheelchair and couldn’t move from the chair? For those physically disabled, this is a major obstacle to overcome.
Pontoon Boat Ramp Options
If I ever decide to buy a pontoon boat, there are a ramps available through Handi-Ramp that are inexpensive and easy to use. There are two main options for the pontoon ramp and a number of other water sport options on the Handi-Ramp website.
Pontoon Boat Boarding Ramp, Option #1
The AquaRamp II is mounted to the bottom of a boats’ platform and extends out towards the beach, shore, etc. The standard ramp is 3 feet wide and 8 foot-4 inches long. Some of the features are a non slip raised button surface and a 600 pound capacity ramp. The ramp is easy to use, made of aluminum and has a 1 year warranty.
Sidekick Pontoon Boat Boarding Ramp Aqua Ramp, Option #2
The AquaRamp SideKick ramp attaches to the side of the boat. This ramp does not have a set width, but instead is built to order depending on the width of your pontoon gate and the height of the side rails. This ramp is handicap accessible from most floating docks. The ramp is easy to use, made of aluminum and has a 1 year warranty. After everyone has boarded the boat the ramp latches into place.
The two AquaRamps manufactured at Handi-Ramp are two of the great products that we offer for water sports. Come visit handiramp.com and call our experts at (800) 876-(RAMP) to learn more about what we have to offer. And Like Us on Facebook!