I'm coming over from mainly being a yachtie as I have 3 fairly small children (3,4,7) who found sailing a bit boring after the first 3 - 4 hours and wanted to be able to get off and do things and see things. A rib looks like the smart choice so I've been gearing up towards that now.
One thing we did on the yachts was colour code some of the items.
Green - Good to hold, feel free.
Yellow - Ask first.
Red - under no circumstances can you touch this, ever.
Green on hand holds etc,
Yellow on things like winch handles
Red on winch drums, flare tin
The colour was a good reminder for them too, and always got them asking questions and reminding.
last time out my 7 year old spotted me making an unorthadox adjustment to the main sheet then teling me off as I was not holding the sheet correctly and my fingers were in danger. Spot on.
Andy, "I've also got a body harness that we use on the little one." what sort of harness set up do you use with the little one?
One day it will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine