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  1. #51
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    Default Re: Foredeck / Bow riding

    I have let people sit on the foredeck at speed on occasion and I have also asked people to come aft before accelerating...... I think its a question of judgement and the conditions on the day. The type of boat you have also makes a massive difference. My current superhawk 50 is not suitable for bow lounging at speed.....simple as that...and anyone lying there has to come aft before we get up and go. My Feretti was perfectly safe however and my passengers would frequently occupy that space at speed and it was the job of the driver to be more responsible in making their journey comfortable.....slowing down for wakes that we would normally fly over etc.
    The undeniable reality is that all those who see this as dangerous are completely correct. However, at some level it would be safer still not to go boating at all and to stay at home (and not just economically!) ...... so finding the right balance for every occasion is the key.

  2. #52
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    Nov 2004
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    Default Re: Foredeck / Bow riding

    All depends if the person is small enough to slip through the rails

  3. #53
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    Default Re: Foredeck / Bow riding

    It's all a matter of reducing risk. Just as with Electric Shock Drowning, I won't let my family or crew swim in a marina.
    These are the voyages of Play d'eau....www.playdeau.com

  4. #54
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    Default Re: Foredeck / Bow riding

    Quote Originally Posted by Boatbore View Post
    The undeniable reality is that all those who see this as dangerous are completely correct. However, at some level it would be safer still not to go boating at all and to stay at home (and not just economically!) ...... so finding the right balance for every occasion is the key.
    A sensible response to probably more than half the topics raised on these fora.

  5. #55
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    Nov 2005
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    Default Re: Foredeck / Bow riding

    Some from this forum do it



    Can you guess who it was?

  6. #56
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    Default Re: Foredeck / Bow riding

    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    Some from this forum do it



    Can you guess who it was?
    Kojak on the left

  7. #57
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    Sep 2002
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    Default Re: Foredeck / Bow riding

    Surprised they haven't all been turned into fish food:


  8. #58
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    Default Re: Foredeck / Bow riding

    It might be a WA walk around like the Fjord .


    In which case they will tip on the deck between a high bulwark and the centre cabin coach roof .

  9. #59
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    Default Re: Foredeck / Bow riding

    1 time when you definitely do not want to be on the bow

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucJ4LXpj0lo

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