Looking at the various methods of installing ladders on this forum, I liked the Greg Coats method, but like others I didn't like that the ladder didn't end up at the proper angle. I used the Hoffen telescoping 2 step ladder from Amazon at $34.99 and am impressed with the quality. The differences in the installation from Mr. Coats set up and mine are that I ground off the lip on the mounting brackets so they can mount on a flat surface, and I extended the Starboard backer past the end of the brackets so an additional block of Starboard could be added (Attached with a counter sunk screw from the back). The block gives the ladder its proper angle and keeps it from hitting the gelcoat like it can with the Coats method. The ladder extends farther below the bottom of the boat than ladders mounted with eye bolts too. Don't use both holes in the mounting brackets but drill a new hole closer to where the ladder pivots. All other parts of the installation are the same-access hole in seat, reinforcements etc. I also finished my hollow pink foam and fiberglass mast float and it is at least a pound lighter than the Baby bob.