As it happens it was a lot easier than I expected, which is often the case with things we delay !
Above how it looked at the start of the evening
This second picture shows the new panel with steps attached, slotted into place. Made a GOOD fit it stays firmly in place without any fasteners.
The steps with the checker plate picked out in silver.
This last picture shows the rope lashing bar, along the inside of the deck wall, I assume both of these items have technical names ! The steps of course are mirrored on the other side.