Originally Posted by w1651
Common sense goes a lot farther then a motion detector sometimes.
As per a recent thread, that might not be all too common
as seems some do travel with an overly deveoped sense of entitlement and rely on the protection of a stack of dollars squirreled away as a Juju charm to ward off evil spirits and bullets
Anyway, just a had a(nother) great idea
..........a development from MarkJ's hatch
idea. Instead of making a grill
use an Anchor!
A Danforth / Fortress
(ideally a kedge). Make a couple of fittings to hang it in the companionway
and maybe even lock the end of the shaft to the step (padlock or quick release - from inside!). Unless you have patio doors would prevent entry down below whilst still allowing ventilation and vision into the cockpit
. Would also allow poking intruders from below with a long pointy stick (Breadknife onto a Boat hook? - an extendable one!).
would offer better bullet -but Aluminium would still serve a decent purpose and be lighter to handle.