I have meant to write to you. My brother was here for a month and just left on Tuesday. He had surgery three years ago on his knee and has walked with a cane ever since (he is only 52 now). When he was here two years ago, he went with us on the boat, but could not get off the boat because the swim ladder was impossible for him to navigate. Fast forward two years, I fell in our bath and fractured both of my knees in February. I have had four months of physical therapy and MRI's the works. Bottom line, not only do I have the fractures, I have osteoarthritis in both knees, just on the inside which was making it impossible for me to navigate steps, or even leave the condo. After the physical therapy and shots in both knees, I can take it slow but still have problems, so when David said he had found these steps and was taking us out on the boat, I was sick with worry. What happens if I can't get out of the boat, or worse, cannot get back on the boat. Well, we took the boat out several times while he was here, and I am so thankful for those steps. I cannot believe, in my wildest imagination, that I could, so easily get on and off the boat. We took pictures for you because I wanted you to see how wonderful and happy we are. You have a jewel there with those steps and you have made my life so much easier. Now I don't have to make excuses to David why I can't go to the boat and swim. I am eager to do it again. My brother helped David to install them which was a piece of cake. When he returned, he said I would not believe how easy it would be for me. I told him he did not know how bad my knees were and even showed him my MRI film. I think we both were astounded that not only could I do it, I went up and down that ladder like someone with good knees. I intend to take your advertisement to my orthopedic doctor for others to be helped as much as I am. In Puerto Rico, many have bad knees but also have boats and could benefit from your design. I also have sent the pictures to many people, including relatives, who suffer with this same problem of osteoarthritis in the knees. My Aunt and Uncle live in Myrtle Beach and have the same knee problems and they are astounded. They will be here in January! Thank you once again, and I sure am glad that we ran across your advertisement on line, otherwise, we would have been suffering when we could have been swimming. I am 57 years old and thought I had no chance of ever going on the boat again, but your product made it possible. Bless you.