Re: Handicapped Access to Salon?
Manatee: If there’s a way to worry about something that may never happen, I’ll find it. But I’m pretty sure we’re never far from help on our lake. Cell phone coverage is everywhere and the guys at the marina would surely come help if we were at anchorage. At dock we might have to wait for our buddies to sober up enough to help but that’s only a matter of time. Being on a lake gives me a much better sense of security than I would have on the ocean. Our back-up to any electrical system we might add would be the halyard/harness and if that fails then we can always get a few guys together to shove him out the hatch.
Cape: I’m aware that catamaran handholds aren’t as nearly spaced and the same issue may be true with bigger single hulls, particularly with the coastal cruisers we’d be more likely to afford. Guess we’ll just have to look at them and see how they’ll work. Good for your sister for not letting CP get her down! Send her our happy thoughts for lots more years of happy sailing.