Kudos Christian!On Martin's Point #5, here is a "transom tour" on recent Catalina. Video starts at that point.
What a GREAT slice of life on the Pacific side of the US sailing!!
Your review of transom evolution was EXCELLENT! …People just need to keep in mind the critical balance between their own overall cruising/sailing needs, practicality, safety and conveniences be it close to shore or mid ocean.
In my younger years, boarding alongside was easy for us and our guests. NOT SO MUCH ANYMORE as I hit my 80’s!
NOW!!!…With our recent arrival of a first grandchild (finally!!) We’ve been redefining and evaluating our overall sailing/cruising needs!
Our “Little” Lucy already LOVES her boat time. (Pictured on a friends boat)
BUT …gets a serious look when at the helm or with a line in her hand!