Re: Handicapped Access to Salon?
I was thinking about your quest last night. If at all possible, whatever you use should have a manual-operation mode for backup. Batteries die, motors quit, hydraulic systems leak, cables break, people have problems.
You said a while back that you had used the halyard and harness successfully. Is it something you could fine-tune to use if your primary fails? Whatever you choose, practice your backup drill well - you could think of it as extra therapy.
What happens if [ you ] are incapacitated? I don't want to sound alarmist, just trying to cover the bases.
You can't beat Mr. Murphy* and Mr. Finagle**, but you can try to be ready for them.
* Murphy's Law: If anything CAN go wrong, it WILL go
wrong, probably at the worst possible time.
** Finagle's Corollary to Murphy's Law: Murphy was an optimist.
"The skipper should be the calmest person on board.
It is good for the morale of those around you. However, if everyone around you is frightened then be aware of the possibility that they know something you donít."
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