At our old dock, we had quite the boarding setup, including a gate, a fixed set of stairs, and a handrail.
Unfortunately, none of that transferred to our new slip. Our new dock is much higher than our old one, so the stairs were much too high. Our dock is also much longer, so the safe boarding point did not line up with our gate.
This weekend, we made the time to properly configure our boarding situation. First, I installed a new gate in the lifelines to so that the boarding location on the boat lines up with the boarding location on the dock.
We also tied a rope to the dock that we can use to pull the boat closer or use as an extra handhold.