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Galley Safety Bar

As I contemplate my next boat, I have been thinking about the galley safety bar usually found in front of the stove/oven on most boats. A few questions come to mind.
1. What is the real purpose of this bar?
a. Something to hold onto when underway while cooking?
b. Clip in with harness and if so what kind of harness?

On my last sail on my current boat, 06 Hunter 36, with the boat heeled over 25 degrees and moderate chop, I tried to make lunch for the crew. It was tough. I tried clipping in the safety bar with my normal harness. I found it impeded my movements to much to get things and use the counter space lateral to the safety bar. In other words it didn't work to well. So any thoughts would be appreciated.

Melissa Renee
Catalina 445, Hull #90
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