That seems interesting to me. My first concern is that when open, the struts would provide a small but possibly problematic interference for setting/sliding things onto the decks (I mostly just push things forward when I'm down in there hauling stuff out). I was thinking having that strut/bar in the way might be a small inconvenience.
On the other hand, it might be a small but useful grab bar as long as you didn't bend it :)
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