Thanks for the input guys! I’m going to take the wait and see approach, and if there is a problem I’m going to go with a foldable ramp like Tom and GFC posted. They look like good choices. The port side of my boat sits about 14” from my fixed bulkhead. Having him jump down on to the swim platform during high tide will at the very least require a piece of carpet or something to keep him from sliding in to the water. Access during low tide will mean jumping up on to the gunwale and I just fear he will hurdle all the way over in to the cockpit and hurt himself. But, he’s pretty smart and I’ll give him a try in April.