This is the best ladder I have ever boarded a boat with. However I wished it had a secondary wire connector to clip to the d ring at the back of the boat before you hang it over the water to slide and connect it. Thank god I made my own if not it would have been a very expensive anchor. I would have also designed it to angle out away from the boat a little so you did not feel like you are going to fall backwards. Once I installed a handle to grab onto it made it comfortable to climb inside. Other than that it was a strong and secure ladder
When I wrote down poor design I am referring to the fact that it does not have a safety cable on it. Luckily I added one before I went out because it slipped out of my hand and the safety cable saved it. It was almost an expensive anchor.