I am an older boater and found it difficult to board my boat from the front when pushing away from a beached area. This, although designed for an inflatable boat, was about the only thing I could find that I could hook temporarily to the front of the boat making it very easy to board when pushing away from a beached area allowing me to push the boat into even deeper water than before giving me peace of mind that I am not going to ding my expensive prop when starting the boat and backing out.. This ladder exceeded my expectations and I suspect there are other uses as well. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a reasonably inexpensive removable ladder.
I use this on my 15ft Boston Whaler Sport 15 which has a hollow, foam filled transom, making permanent ladder mounting impossible. It takes up almost no space when stored, and I can just reach in and clip it to a stern eye if I fall out of the boat or go swimming. It is strong and handles my 230 pounds of lard without difficulty, making it easy to reboard. A must have for emergencies on small boats with limited storage and small transoms.