[This picture needs a little orientation. We are on the flybridge deck, looking aft. That huge wooden beam is part of the building the boat is sitting in.]
Mahalo has a large flybridge, and a large hard top over the flybridge. On top of the hard top are located the various antennas, radar mast and so on. I have pre-wired for solar panels, so eventually there will be some of those located there as well.
Once in a while you need to get up there for some kind of maintenance/update/etc. When I have solar panels, they will need to be cleaned in order to retain efficiency.
Hampton gets a lot of "the little things" right. In this case, they provide a ladder, with it's own cool storage space. This ladder has perfectly angled feet, hooks for sliding into eyes mounted on the hard top, and a folding mechanism. And not a funky one, really sweet hinges and then collars that slide down over them so the ladder is just as sturdy as if it was one piece. (The collars are just above my knees in the picture.)
But of course most of the time the ladder will be stowed, right? Here it is folded, being slid into its own little home on the flybridge. This location is between the settee and the cabinet that has the sink/bbq.
With the "door" closed you would almost not even know it is there. (Sorry for blurry picture.) These small touches add up to a lot of convenience and functionality, that I really appreciate.
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