While I have VERY limited experience in building ANYTHING, I was able to put together these boarding stairs for Take Five yesterday. Not perfect, but they will do the job and at a fraction of the cost of prefab stairs which cost in the thousands. Still need to get a railing mounted as it is a little frightening stepping on to the platform and looking down that steep decline of stairs. That will be one of the many weekend projects in store for me. The ladder was there as my “security back up” but will be stowed away for the duration of the summer while docked here in Sheboygan.