When you're done skiing or boarding, you reboard from a ladder at the transom. You disconnect the rope at the stern as well. And finally, on Sea Ray's 230 Sundeck, you can put away your ski or board while you're standing on the swim platform. Open the transom hatch and slide the ski or board forward alongside the engine compartment. There's plenty of space -- the locker is nearly 6' long. No more dripping all over the cockpit.