Tight squeeze

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  1. Fly By Night

    Fly By Night

    Joined Sep 22, 2018
    35 posts, 3 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Bristol RI
    Kind of a tight fit for 6'-1", but got it done.

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  2. Roland5048


    Joined May 12, 2004
    1,201 posts, 389 likes
    Hunter Cherubini 30
    US New Port Richey
    Not 6'1" but that looks like me in my lazzaret. Always have somebody close by to pull you out. :)

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  3. Ward H

    Ward H

    Joined Nov 7, 2011
    2,393 posts, 576 likes
    Catalina 30 Mk II
    US Barnegat, NJ
    I've been going to the boat once a week almost all winter. Usually the only guy in the marina. I have my wife call me about every hour. If I don't answer she calls every 15 minutes and if after two more calls will a call the police and ask them to check on me.

  4. Fly By Night

    Fly By Night

    Joined Sep 22, 2018
    35 posts, 3 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Bristol RI
    Good plan. She's the one that took the picture. "can you hand me that wrench?....Wait, I'm taking a picture"

  5. TimMarks


    Joined Jun 2, 2018
    9 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Port Orchard
    hatch slams shut, and the hasp engages.... and they will find your body in the summer...

    Your wife every ask you about your life insurance policy while you're wedged in there? Because that might be a warning sign....

    Looks like you are replacing the vented loop for the ??? I know I have two of them back there, but don't know which is which.

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  6. Fly By Night

    Fly By Night

    Joined Sep 22, 2018
    35 posts, 3 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Bristol RI
    Hmmm. Funny thing is she asked about it on the ride down.
    Replacing the hoses to the holding tank. Putting in a new toilet, so replacing all the lines too. Fun job.

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  7. jssailem


    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,611 posts, 4,314 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    My dad had a phrase for your condition.

    As snug as a bug in a rug.

    It’s not just about getting in there. It’s also about remembering just how you turned your body wiggling in and then trying to repeat the process in reverse.

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  8. Jackdaw


    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    10,437 posts, 3,439 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    I don’t know why any boat builder uses hasps. The can close on you like that, and open when knocked down allowing downflooding.

    Best to use an auto-latching device that allows opening from the inside.

  9. jwing


    Joined Jun 5, 2014
    503 posts, 218 likes
    ODay Mariner
    US Guntersville
    The use of a padlock or a short piece or rope will preclude both of those possibilities.

  10. uralite


    Joined Apr 26, 2018
    131 posts, 42 likes
    Catalina Catalina 30
    US Bayview
    That Lazarette is really hard and I am 5'8". winterizing the hot water tank, adjusting throttle cables, filling the expansion tank, all the fun duties in there. I also don't go in there unsupervised.

  11. Parsons


    Joined Jul 12, 2011
    775 posts, 339 likes
    Catalina 36
    US Bay City, MI
    Seeing these always reminds me of the original Star Wars ...
    Luke Skywalker: Boy, it's lucky you have these compartments.
    Han Solo: I use them for smuggling. I never thought I'd be smuggling myself in them. This is ridiculous.

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