Im just coming to the end of a long rebuild of my 62ft 1961 FEADSHIP TIKY. She is now being inspected for CAT 2 MCA coding. We took account of the major MCA requirements during the rebuild (most of which are sensible) but one potential issue that has already come up is the handrail height which the MCA require to be 1mt (ie 39.5cm), whereas the current handrail is only 30" high. Raising the s/s stanchions and teak handrail isn't practical and would look ridiculous at 1 mt. One solution is to fit a sign restricting guest access to the deck and making crew wear lifelines but in reality that is never going to be adhered to so, some I'm hoping for a dispensation on account of her being an existing "classic" yacht. Has anyone had any experience of dealing with the MCA re this issue?