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Old 11-12-2014, 04:27 AM   #21
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The biggest danger (at any advanced age) is an unexpected fall.

Steps and ladders are to be avoided .

Most boat assemblers do not install enough hand grabs for safe travel inside.

A wake , a wave , who knows.

This can be cured easily for few boat bucks.

Stand anywhere and see what you could easily grab , if there is nothing handy , install something.

Big cabins mean bigger distances to fall before hitting a bulkhead.

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Old 11-12-2014, 02:29 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by FF View Post
Big cabins mean bigger distances to fall before hitting a bulkhead.
FF. Outside of my posts, there was never a truer statement.

I was on an Endeavour 40 condo on keels (catamaran) heading across its massive 16 foot salon when a sudden turn in direction by the Captain sent me hurtling through the overly spacious-space. I picked up considerable speed trying to maintain my balance, and finally went head first over the spacious breakfast counter and down into the spacious galley walk area. My boat also has big spaces, but grab bars overhead.


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Old 11-13-2014, 09:00 PM   #23
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Many thanks to all of you for your exceptionally well-thought-out suggestions and encouragement. Best regards, Wheatear.

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