Originally Posted by witzgall
The only safe and sensible course of action is to duct tape them to the mast
whenever they are down below. They can learn to sleep standing up, and you always know where they are!
Whilst tempting, I think this suggestion is a little extreme and not very well thought out. You seem to have shown no consideration for the following intrinsic issues:
1 - How will they pee? I don't want urine in the bilges.
2 - How much duct tape will this require? Using ropes might be a little more environmentally friendly.
3 - If the boat should sink, how will they escape (or is it legal
anywhere to simply leave them tied to the mast)?
4 - If they're tied to the mast at all times, how will they scrub the galley
and the heads?