COASTAL RENAISSANCE - Photos & Discussion Mar 22, 2008 19:32:17 GMT -8
Post by Hardy on Mar 22, 2008 19:32:17 GMT -8
wetcoastkidjst said:By 'issues' with these outside stairs I mean the following:
1 - The coarse steel grid is a problem. I watched a nicotine starved woman with stiletto type high heels trying to negotiate these stairs so that she could get her 'fix'. Her heels poked right through the grid. I had a potential problem also in that the cane I am currently using (due to my recent broken leg) was also able to penetrate right through the grid. I see a potential for serious accidents on these steps because of this grid.
2 - The second issues is that these stairs are 'see through'. From deck seven as you descend, you are looking not just two decks down to deck 5, but also right down to water level (the equivalent of more than five decks). For me this is not a big deal, but for those with a fear of heights it is.
Very detailed description of the problems you observed. As one who has not yet managed to make it aboard a Coastal, I've only been able to live vicariously through this board. Your descriptions, while entirely concise and clear enough to paint me the mental picture, leave me lacking the "look and feel" of the problem - I know what it is though.
I've gone back through some of the various photo sites to try to see if there was any pics that represented this problem, but have yet to come up with any (not saying they are not out there, just haven't stumbled on them yet!).
Therefore, a special PHOTO REQUEST to get images of these problem areas. Please and thank you to those that can assist.
The first part of the problem can be addressed easily by "re-capping" the stairs with a different "pattern" of perforated non-slip. I am not sure that the second part can be addressed, and those with phobias or vertigo should probably refrain from using those stairs.