… for the Max from your sailing!

Mind your step

At this time of year when you are polishing hulls, the multistep platforms are a real boon.  After years of borrowing a friend’s, I bought my own.

Unlike my friends old steps, the

Steps use with caution

platform on the new ones do not join together but simply have clips that locate on the rungs that are meant to stop the platform sliding off.  “Meant to” being the operative words!  One platform extends past the hinge and, as the ladder bent a bit in the middle under my weight, the clips disengaged from the rungs sending me falling through the rungs on the ladder skinning my shin and damaging my hip – it could have been worse.  If you have one of these ladders – a top tip is to find some way to join the two platforms together.