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A safe and protective guard and handhold at the galley stove

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What is the issue?
Working on the stove at sea is a challenge, with or without a galley strap. It is far too easy to fall upon the stove and grab hold of it for support.

Why address this?
Grabbing the stove for balance could lead to a bad hot metal burn or a scald from a pot being overturned as a result of the gimbal being neutralised.

How to address this?
Place a safety bar in front of the stove as presented in figure 1 that can fend off a fall and act as a grab point.

When installing the stove bar make certain that it is positioned with enough space to enable the stove to rotate freely and not trap a hand on the bar.

With thanks to:
Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.

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