Also added these today. Got tired of those carpet covered 2x6 on front that we’re looking bad from the carpet getting torn up and looking ragged. Ordered two 12” bump stops, replaced the 2x6, and added these back. Bimini is faded and nasty, but that’s protection.
That was a concern I had originally but here were my thoughts
1) These stops are smooth, so anyone stepping on them wont hurt a foot or break the stop
2) I installed them as forward to the door hinge as possible. The closer to the door itself, more out of the way, so its only about 3" back
3) I figured tripping would be most likely when at anchor. When at anchor, the gates will be open, so less of tripping issues. When underway, the doors are closed and nobody should be up walking around to trip on anything .
Long answer long, I dont think the stops will be a tripping hazard. I have a 4 year old and mom would kick my butt if I put anything on the boat that would possibly cause an issue with the kid.