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Old 20-11-2014, 14:11   #31
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Re: Granny Bars?

I've been thinking about adding them to my boat, even though everything leads to the cockpit. Can't have too many handholds when it's blowing and going and you have to go forward.
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Old 20-11-2014, 14:50   #32
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Re: Granny Bars?

Ratlines are better -- lots of security at the mast, more out of the way, fun to climb, great to hang laundry from, fun to jump off, great perspective for photos...

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Old 20-11-2014, 17:07   #33
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Re: Granny Bars?

Looking at the OP's photo, I suspect those are "cowl guards"... to prevent lines from fouling on the Dorade Vents.
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Old 20-11-2014, 17:09   #34
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Re: Granny Bars?

Does anyone know of rat lines sold commerically?
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Does anyone know of rat lines sold commerically?

Can you have rat lines unless you make them yourself? Maybe somebody like Hunter sells a Rat Line kit.
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Old 22-11-2014, 20:04   #37
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Re: Granny Bars?

Granny bars are the bars you rest your bum on when you're doing stuff at the mast?
I have them and think they are fantastic. Three points of contact right? Two feet and bum! Leaves two hands to work.
Mine also provide some protection for my chimney and vents. Coincidentally they also prevent me from increasing my flue height. Which is annoying.
I'm not sure I'd add them if I didn't already have them, but I'm certainly not getting rid of the ones I already have.
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I have them, on my Corbin , never had them before. Contemplated removing them until I was actually in a dicey situation and had to go to the mast. Won't do with out them now and love them



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Love them... saved my bacon a few times when I had to spend a lot of time at the mast fixing or untangling various things.
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