Deck Plan, Sail Handling And Under Way
On any boat this small with so grand a deckhouse, movement fore and aft is by needs compromised at the gangways. This is the case on the Kodiak, but the problem has been minimized in at least three noteworthy ways. First, Nimble installs continuous heavy-duty stainless pulpit tubing in lieu of wire lifelines for 17 feet from the bow aft to keep anyone moving back and forth securely aboard the boat. Secondly, a generous allotment of thru-bolted grab rails extends along the cabin top and even along the foredeck, so that there is virtually no point at which you are left without purchase as you move forward or aft. And thirdly, as noted, access to the bow from an opening hatch in the V-berth provides an even safer route. Once on the bow, a deep "five-gallon" anchor-and-chain locker keeps tackle under control and near at hand.