Garth Jones of Mulege, Mexico recently send a photo showing a new stern rail/pulpit, one of the many improvements on his 1969 MK-I sloop (hull #50) INCLINATION. “The stern rail is of 1 inch 316 stainless and is 33 inches high, much higher than most, so I feel it offers some real security instead of just something to trip over on the way out of the boat.
The central 1 ¼” inch tube supports two 75 watt solar panels which make the boat electrically self sufficient. I have no lifelines at all, instead a central jackline with a short tether so I can't fall off the boat. I think most lifelines are too low and are usually crevice corroded and often fail when really needed.
I did all the fitting and a
Mexican welder friend buzzed the rail together for me in