No, you did not look at the boats on internet and did not read my post
. I was replying to this:
Originally Posted by boatman61
But Polux.. every boat you've shown us as the 'Way to Go' on another thread has little or no stern.. and the 20+year old fad for easy access sugar bathing platforms make it a doddle..
First I never pretended to show anybody the way to go or the boat more suited to each one (and certainly mine is not suited for most) but I assume you are talking about the boats most use to cross the Atlantic, modern mass main market boats but your powers of observation are very limited since I only talk about new models and regarding those there are not a single
one that has a sugar scoop much less an open transom.
On most of them, if they have their bath platform locked from inside (not dificult to do) you will not be able to access the boat from the transom leaving only the anchor trick that is not easy to perform and that certainly will make noise
and motion on the boat.
Since you did not look at the boats on internet, as I sugest, I will show it to you. Very few will cross the Atlantic on a 30ft modern boat so let's look at mass production main market boats between 40 and 43ft, current
This is the sugar scoop of the 311, realy near the water and it is why you can access the boat from there:
Only performance cruisers have open transoms but as you will see they are at the height of the cockpit deck
and the height of the sugar scoop of the 311 is 1/4 of the height of the open transom on those boats:
Grand Soleil 43:
and my own boat, the Comet 41s:
I am a good swimmer, also a spear diver since kid and I know that it is not possible to go up that transom without a ladder, not even close, believe me, I have tried...and you don't reach the rudder with your feet at least in a way it can be of any use.
Well , I have there a rope
hanging that I can reach and if I forgot about the stairs (it had already happen even if my wife was aboard), if I make some support for the feet with a knot
, then I can get on the boat, but only that way. I put the rope
up at night.