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Old 07-10-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default in the cabin when under way?

Do you think it safe to allow guests in the cabin when your under way?

On the berth, or in the dinette?
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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Nothing wrong with that pas...........................Have done it several times, just watch your wake jumping and you will be OK.

It is nice for your guest during bad weather.

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Old 07-10-2013, 04:18 PM   #3
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Not an issue just make sure you have a working CO sensor.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:31 PM   #4
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some people think the moving boat on plan could be a problem if you hit a sand bar, or a wake.

I never read anything that said you had to be top side while moving.
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As far as the legal stuff no this IS perfectly legal to be in your cabin while moving. It is riding on top on the bow of your cuddy that can be illegal.........

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Hitting a sandbar whether you are on deck or in the cabin can lead to injury, no law against it. As Roger said riding on the bow may be illegal depending on state law.
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Agreed. It is somewhat irrelavent whether you are above or below deck when you hit an obstruction at speed. It is not illegal. In fact, it is the only place a child can legally be without a life preserver while underway. Whether you or the passenger are comfortable with it is another story. Be very cautious about about letting people sit down there. some people are more susceptible to sea sickness when down below while underway.
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The Admiral is down below a lot of the time. Cooking, doing dishes, shower, playing with grand kids.... If the cabin door is closed (when AC is running) I'll bang on it a couple times if I am about to hit a large wake or can't turn perpendicular to a wake. She and the little ones have great sea legs.
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I would not feel comfy with someone cooking in the cabin while on plane.
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I would not feel comfy with someone cooking in the cabin while on plane.
I couldn't imagine how one would cook on plane. Dronthelake said 'underway', but he didn't say up on plane. i'll assume he is making headway speeds at the time. Where I boat, 2-4's are the calmest it gets, it's tough to move around at all when you're banging around in that stuff.
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He did not state 'underway' but your right, I assumed he meant on plane.
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Doc's on a lake in a 41 foot maxum...........don't get any smoother......................


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90% of the time we cruise at 7 to 8 mph. When you are land locked there is no need to get in a hurry.
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I guess it depends on what you are doing. Long trip or short trip? What kind of weather? What kind of passengers? How much load are you carrying? Day or night, etc. In my personal case, my boat has full glass enclosure and a camper back. I only drive during the day and the glass is in place with only my side rolled up. The bimini is in place but the camper sides and back are rolled up for visibility. I have 3 small children (10, 8, 6) and they sit outside with me, either next to me on the helm, or with my wife on the port or starboard seating sides (have the 95 3200 scr), never in the rear facing seat. My issue with passengers in the cabin is simply this, in a worse case scenario such as the boat listing or capsizing, the cabin is the last place you want to be. So, we sit outside, kids with life jackets on.
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All I can say is in the cabin is better than out on the front deck. I can't tell you the number of times I've seen an express cruiser up on plane with people sitting out front. The handrails are not there because that is an area to sit in when underway.
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