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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.
 

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I've seen both used
The wood should be PT near water
Usually you are lugging stuff in & out that are wet

What will the gangway "land" on?
Onto a wood boat dock, floating dock?
Any tides or is this a lake
 

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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.

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Mikey B
 
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