Join Date: Feb 2011
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Re: Hatchway alternatives?
Dave, if you really want to get out in a hurry, you lay up a couple of shaped charges or some primer cord against the hull and deck. That way when you want to get out "NOW NOW NOW" you just slap the big red button, and there are unobstructed exits in all the convenient places.
You know, if you own the boat, you have all those options.
I don't know why you'd ever need to evacuate the boat so quickly that you couldn't lift out hatchboard(s) but you do of course have all the options. Hinged doors, louvres, screens, grates, one board or two or three or four...this is why we say "Whatever floats your boat."
and, presumably, give every new crew member strict instructions NOT to press the big red button....
That would make for 3 things on my boat :
Don't turn the battery switch through off while the engine is running
Don't turn the engine ignition switch off while the engine is running
Don't press the big red button, unless I tell you to
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay
Last edited by MarkSF; 08-19-2013 at 07:08 PM.