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Square corners on boats

This is from a Lagoon 40. Not my pictures, I apologize for the resolution.

The corners are razor sharp! I wouldn't want them in my house, let alone on a boat. I know, it's a catamaran so it doesn't heal, but it's still going to bounce around.

I don't have pictures, but the drawer pulls were square with sharp edges as well.



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Re: Square corners on boats

They're not razor sharp... not even dangerous... it's a pretty severe look... There are lots of round cylinder knobs with a flat face and no one slices their fingers.

You don't like the aesthetics... but it's not dangerous.

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Re: Square corners on boats

As a guy who sails with 2 little ones on board, nothing stresses me out as much as the risk of head bumps. Door handles are right at head level for a small kid too.

I guess you could cut up some pool noodle and duct tape it to the handles as an improvement...
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Re: Square corners on boats

Razor may have been an exaggeration, but those corners are pretty sharp. I pushed my thumb against one and it was rather painful. They could easily draw blood if you fell into one. Definite thigh-gougers, or in the case of children a forehead-gougers.

It just seems like a really odd design choice. Group Beneteau has made more than a few boats, they're hardly amateurs.

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I hate that modern sharp cornered look.
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Re: Square corners on boats

Seems illogical.


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Re: Square corners on boats

Some people don't tan at all, so these sharp corners are the only way they can get a little color.
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Re: Square corners on boats

People talk about not falling overbored.
Zanshin should cause think about falling..on the boat
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Re: Square corners on boats

I understand fingers have been broken but i do like the finger hole latches.
Perhaps a larger hole...
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Re: Square corners on boats

I agree. Sharp corners like that have no place on a boat that is made to be used. That's for boats that are designed from the beginning to be dock queens.

Which, of course, nowadays I think there are a lot of people out there who are looking for dock queens. I mean, no one will say that out loud, but I think a lot of people, deep down where they don't want to admit it, know that they are almost never going to leave the dock.
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