So anyway, this isn't about the ship itself but about the way to get up there. Is there some way I can avoid having a dirt or glass pillar as seen above and a ladder to get up to my ship, and instead have just a ladder? Or is there a way to get something else (like fenceposts or something) to have ladders attached to it?
Alternatively, is there just another way to get up to a ship like that that isn't ugly as hell? I don't want to edit my texture pack because this is on a SMP server.