Going to try to tackle this this weekend. I'll take some pics and notes, but it will be a total hacky DIY job

My gatorstep pad should be replaced anyway, but I don't think I have it in me right now to tackle that project - especially if I eventually go for the newer/updated transom brackets anyway.

Right now, I have to have the tube inflated so that the kids can climb up on that and then get into the boat. I hate the tube, even though they love it. Gotta get this fixed!

Thanks for all the suggestions and keep them coming if anyone has more!