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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