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Because I have a lot of options and I figured asking people first hand their experiences would be beneficial. I guess when people ask for opinions it means they are reckless and way ahead of themselves.
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Re: Input on a vessel

Otter,
I think what you're doing is a cool idea.

Two thoughts. I don't know anyone doing longer sails, but there are folks who are doing day sails for vets. It might be a good idea to reach out to them and see what there experiences have been. It may help with ideas and things you might not have thought about.

Also would it be a good idea to reach out to an organization like CRAB (Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating)? They're a non-profit Sailing program for persons with disabilities and their families. While it's a different audience they may be able to help with non-profit, legal and insurance questions. And you didn't mention it but if you're thinking about vets with serious injuries they may be able to help with information about accommodations.

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Thanks Jim! In my area there's no sailing programs for veterans. Hell, after Sandy the only sailing school in ocean county shut down. Hopefully getting more veterans and their families involved can break down some barriers and aid the healing process. I know for me, I lost all interest in things I used to love and never wanted to do anything with my wife or kids. Having a common bond that a veteran and spouse can enjoy together is definitely a big help.
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