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Re: Scary night sail
I like the extra steps that were in the cabin. Did Charles make them himself? Is he able to get in and out OK? One big advantage of the Allmands is the way the cockpit is laid out. It seems like the port-side seat would be perfect for his wife because she could be positioned out of the way while still being "in the mix". I wonder if he wouldn't benefit from removing the aft locker and setting it up so his wheelchair could go there. Maybe a few changes to the angles on the seats near the wheel, too, this way he can get in and out faster while in the chair. A forward-looking camera mounted either on the bow or in front of the traveler would give him the visibility he needs.
Was the main halyard run back to the cockpit?
Lot of good ideas hear I will tell him about.
He already mentioned a scissors chair but I didn't think about removing the aft locker.
Forward camera. yes of course.
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