|So this is what they call "baby proofing"|
The number one rule on our boat is "stay on the boat". That might sound funny, but it is no joke. While we do have a number of safety features available in the event of a man overboard situation, we'd rather not use them. Truth be told, getting someone out of the water on a good day is hard at best, on a bad day it can be almost impossible. So, yeah, "stay on the boat" is rule numero uno. Keeping our baby on the boat? Well, I think it goes without saying that this is a top priority.
A such, we joined the ranks of thousands of boater parents who have come before us and installed lifeline netting which is the (unofficial) universal boat symbol for "Baby on Board" and the nautical equivalent of that famous car sign suctioned on rear windows across the country. Installing this netting might seem like a pretty simple and straightforward job, which is exactly what we thought too. Be warned: this is NOT a simple and straightforward job. It took Scott two full days to complete, one for each side, and it was way more work than Scott envisioned. Not hard, just...laborious.
|Securing the bottom line of the netting with double hitches to ensure it stays very tight.|
|Zip ties helped to keep the netting even and taught in between sections.|
|The top of the netting, attached with dacron cord|
|This boat screams "Baby on Board" and we're okay with that!|