Our boat has a typical narrow transom from its era, and sitting on the coaming on a long beat it's always been a struggle to get a good foothold/footrest, esp when it's a bit bouncy.
For a few dollars' worth of plumbing bits, 20 mins with a tablesaw and a left over bit of Starboard this is the solution I came up with.
This unobtrusive disc attached to the center rear wall of the cockpit well...
And this drop-in foot rest fashioned from an ABS "T" fitting and a short piece of 2 inch pipe.
I originally wanted to use white plastic pipe, but we were just heading out and I couldn't find any at the time.. with this prototype I'll look around over the coming winter for a nicer looking model; but in reality it's stowed when not in use so maybe it doesn't matter.
Perhaps $12 in pieces, much of which was left on the shop floor...
BTW... after searching around for this thread I've decided to make it a sticky... congrats, BLJ!