Thanks to Peter, we had a lead to a used ladder. His friend, Dave, had kept one from his previous boat. When we all met on Saturday, the ladder looked promising enough to take it to Tioga and see what it would look like inside the boat.
Although the ladder looks pretty used and needs a fair bit of maintenance, we believe it is a better starting point than building a new one from scratch.
Assuming we can get it for a good price, work will start this week.