There is one feature on Sea Gem that Eric and I figured would be the most tempting for Helina--our control panel:
|Sea Gem's Control Panel|
We aren't taking any chances though. Although some things on this panel would prove harmless if they were accidentally switched on/off (say, our lights), other things would not (imagine if our pumps were turned off and we sprung a leak). The control panel has doors and a latch, but they aren't secure. Helina could easily figure out how to open the doors if she put her mind to it (she has already figured out how to unlatch our ice maker, which has the same type of closure).
Thankfully, unlike many things aboard that require a custom baby-proofing fix, we were able to buy a regular old baby-proof lock, which fits easily over the cabinet's door knobs:
Because Eric and I both use the control panel several times a week for various things, we've been leaving it unlocked due to the difficulty that we have releasing the mechanism. However, because Helina has started to include the control panel in her daily rounds (of destruction), the lock is back on and securely latched! A minor inconvenience for us, but one that protects our boat--and us--from an endless amount of trouble.