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Pasarelle mounting & use?
I''d surely welcome comments from others who''ve used a pasarelle (passarelle?) off the bow of a conventional sailboat. WHOOSH has a typical 70''s/80''s bow, with double rollers at the stem and a pulpit with no ''dip'' or step-thru arrangement. The thing most puzzling to me right now is a suitable mounting method given how busy and cluttered it is upfront...and hopefully with the mount being easily released and the pasarelle not too awkward to retrieve and fold up, once it''s time to depart the dock.
Also, if anyone can offer helpful URLs with this kind of info, that would be great. I''ve begun posting articles on how to adapt a North American sailboat to the European infrastructure (propane changeover, adapting to 220-250V AC, taking water aboard, etc.) and hope to include some examples and pics of this topic, as well...but we haven''t seen such arrangements in use on the S Coast of England nor on the Crossing.
Thanks for any helpful comments...