pontoon boat danger ... ? fix
We just sold our 16 ft. tri-hull fiberglass boat pulled by a Ford truck with Alaskan camper on it. When family was young it was so convenient to camp in the Alaskan & the tri-hull was so stable for walking around in it. As family got older & bigger, we just bought a used 18 ft. pontoon boat & trailer & bigger Ford truck to haul it ... more room & better stability for a lot more people.
This past week we read of a child falling off the front of a pontoon boat when it was moving & being swept down between the pontoons into the motor & killed!! I had never even thought of this & now am so paranoid about getting some grill -like shield to either place in front of the motor while it is running in the water or a drape -like shield fixed to the front of the boat to let down over the pontoons to cover the area between the pontoons when motor running. Has anyone ever made/bought/heard of anything like this? I was thinking of a lightweight metal 'curtain' of looped rings in a roll-up curtain-like device.
Would appreciate your ideas & thoughts!!