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Old 17-05-2014, 02:32   #16
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So how do those with flush decks get on?
With self confidence...
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Old 17-05-2014, 02:37   #17
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With self confidence...
Lol, wouldn't quite describe it as that.

Problem with cabin top hand rails is that they make it uncomfortable to sit - park bench style - on the deckhead (is that the term?) and fish or drink or otherwise ponder which imo is one of the nicest places to sit on a sailboat at anchor.
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Hand rails on the cabin top, I could not imagine not having them. I would say it's my main hand hold when going forward whether walking or crawling.


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I use them as hand and foot holds because slender sidedecks and rigging angles make access untenable, not to overlook kayak and water jugs crammed in. The original, production boat setup was screws thru overhead (no lol matter). They are now thru-bolted. Not sayin you could pick up boat with them but they will hold my agility-diminished aged bag o bones. I can't live without them but am not going to paint 'em pink like you Delta cruisers do!
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...Problem with cabin top hand rails is that they make it uncomfortable to sit...
This is where the square life preserver cushions come in handy.

On TN there were no handrails on the small house. So I included them in a heavy duty solar panel mount which I attached to to the cabin top. This provides a handhold once you move forward of the dodger, which has its own handrails.

Gotta have places to hold onto.
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