I want to make a gangway and I want to know what would be the best material to use. Would it be wood or use aluminum studs. Plus what kind of wood would I use? The gangway would be 12 feet long x 32 inches wide.
i live on a tidal river in Massachusetts with a floating dock. I got a gangway from a neighbor that had bought an aluminium gangway, and now I would like to up grade. I'm not sure that dropping pilings and making a pier is in the budget, or good for the neighborhood. I have about a 15 foot drop that I will make stairs to go down, onto to rocks where I can pour a cement pad and I have a Galvinized approach plate to hang the new gangway. Any help would be greatly appreciated.