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post #5 of Old 03-31-2005
Orion48
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handicapped

Aloha,
At our marina we have a man who uses a wheelchair that goes right to the egde of his boat and he has installed grab bars to get in and out-His chair sits on the dock until he returns- Also there is a great book that I just read and lent out (so I cant remember the title my bad!)About a man and women who were both paraplegic and they built and sailed a boat from Rhodesia(trucked it to S AFrica)to Florida where they now live- I found it at borders- They give many suggestions and support.They sailed by themselves- no help- It''s a great book about sailing-
Also there is a boat that competes in the transpac race that is composed of sailors who have disabilities-Good Luck and keep sailing!
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