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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-02-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By kcblues57
Re: Handicapped Access to Salon?

Manatee: If there’s a way to worry about something that may never happen, I’ll find it. But I’m pretty sure we’re never far from help on our lake. Cell phone coverage is everywhere and the guys at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-02-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By kcblues57
Re: Handicapped Access to Salon?

Mark, your diagram is awesome!! Now can you please come put it together for me? We'll throw an extra six pack in the cooler for you! :)

I tried to turn the thread over to my husband but see he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-01-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By kcblues57
Re: Handicapped Access to Salon?

Gary—his mobility is a moving target since this is a progressive disease. Right now he can walk a few steps with braces and a cane and somewhat longer distances with braces and a walker (we call it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-01-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By kcblues57
Re: Handicapped Access to Salon?

I let my husband read all of your responses (and thank you so much for your great advice!) and while he did say no to the bow tie (more's the pity), some of the links led him to more links which led...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-30-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By kcblues57
Re: Handicapped Access to Salon?

Well, we got him out of the salon using the halyard and main winch but it wasn't easy. A properly placed block and tackle would help. In my happy place I'd love to add tracks to either side of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By kcblues57
Handicapped Access to Salon?

We have a 1988 Catalina 30 with three nearly vertical steps from the cockpit to the salon and my husband has a neurological disease which causes drop foot and atrophied leg muscles and makes it very...
Forum: herSailNet   05-10-2013
Replies: 358
Views: 30,324
Posted By kcblues57
Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

Well, this thread got my attention. Personally I don't think the question should be "is sailing sexist" but instead should be "why should I give a flying flip if it's sexist?" Nobody is stopping me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 9,844
Posted By kcblues57
Re: can I afford to continue sailing

Okay, this is coming from a wife’s point of view and I may be COMPLETELY off track but I have a few questions about your post:

First you say, “So at the end of this season my wife tells me she...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-28-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 9,190
Posted By kcblues57
Are you truly concerned that she couldn't get the...

Are you truly concerned that she couldn't get the boat back to the dock or do you for some reason feel compelled to train her? Because honestly, sailing isn't brain surgery. Getting the last ounce...
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