Originally Posted by DGR
If you can only code an 'open' boat to Cat 4, which limits weather/conditions, why does the surveyor want toe holds? The only reference I can find talks about 'as neccessary...':
In an inflatable boat or a rigid inflatable boat, handgrips, toeholds and handrails should be provided as necessary to ensure safety of all persons on board during transit and the worst weather conditions likely to be encountered in the intended area of operation.
What are you going to be doing!!
I've tried argueing the point that we would not be venturing out in weather that would warrent Toe holds
It didnt work !
His arguement is that the weather can turn suddenly Which is fair enough
I see them as a tripping hazard as well as a potental danger if the worst happens and we get Capsized ever
But at the end of the day I want to get the boat coded not spend the rest of the coming season argueing about it