Monday, 31 January 2011

Mind the Step

I have learned from personal experience that attempting to board a narrow boat boat away from the bank and from a low position with your boots and pockets full of water is a very difficult operation.

Having acquired this knowledge we included an additional step in Waiouru’s specifications.  There is one either side at the stern.

Hopefully no one will even have a need to use these steps to board Waiouru.  The other interesting thing to note in the photo is the thickness of the base plate which is twice the normal thickness. 

Same area of the boat but inside and you can see the bilge and engine mounting bracket.  At the moment there is no shaft for the propeller so at least we have some assurance Waiouru won’t sink :-) 

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