Does anyone know if hiking straps can be added to a Hunter 146 sailboat?
The way the cockpit seats and coaming are set up hiking out would be an uncomfortable thing. There is no flat side deck to sit on and hike from - the coaming/backrests and rubrails would quickly cut off circulation. The backrests on the cockpit seats also prevent leaning out much if you sit in the cockpit. A trapeze might be feasible if the mast is strong enough, but you’d need a trapeze harness and the rail would need roughing up to keep your feet from slipping. With a trapeze it’s important for the skipper and crew to coordinate movement so you don’t capsize to windward more than you have to.