Safety add ons..I took mine off since I don’t sail it in the Atlantic Ocean. If I go offshore I get are required. Plus, with a 10’ beam you could hardly make it down the side decks.
To me, no lifelines makes a boat look truly old-fashioned. That's how yots were back in the day when wealthy yotties hired crew for a penny a day, and just bought new crew to replace any who drowned themselves before payday. I guess the theory was that if the crew were not skilled enough to stay on the boat, they weren't much loss anyway.Am I the only one who thinks boats without pulpits and lifelines look unfinished?
They get a bit of that blank Wally look without them.
If you can pay for a brand new Morris, you can pay for someone to do the deckwork.Or you can go with Morris Yachts, who as I recall had retractable lifeline stanchions on some of their yachts. Never did figure out how those worked in action, stringing the lifelines and such.
What's going on with your gate stanchions? It looks like they slide out of the bases.