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Old 08-20-2016, 11:52 AM
Judy Patsch Judy Patsch is offline
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Default Or for old women!

My motto now is: no railing, no stairs!!! In so many old pictures of the top decks/roofs of excursion boats there is such a minimal railing, its hard to believe there weren't problems. But back then more common sense prevailed, and there weren't specific CG regs for barrier heights I presume. Pilothouse steps always seemed to be steep and narrow. I believe Capt. Walter Karnath's DQ piloting days ended long before his skills did, simply because he couldn't navigate those steep stairs up to the pilothouse.
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