Electric winch on adapted sailboat

A person with disabilities can use an electric winch to independently handle sails and anchor.

Electric winch
Electric winch

Description
With the electric winch the user can take care of the anchor, jib and mainsail. The winch is operated using a keypad.

The winch is also used for transfers to and from the boat. The boom serves as a lift. The rope is double-sided to reduce the load on the winch during moves (see related tips).

Users comments
An electric winch on a sailboat is a good assistive device for anyone.

Made by
Peter Riddebäck

Paid for by
The user

This tip is from 2005

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The boom of the sailboat and an electric winch can be used as a lift for persons with physical disabilities.

Tipsare: Claes

Claes lives in an apartment together with his wife and a son. He is working full time. In 1984 he was injured and has a low tetraplegia. He does not have any personal assistance.