Moving between cabin and cockpit

Technique for wheelchair users to transfer in adapted sailboat.

Tilting wood board between cockpit and saloon
Tilting wood board between cockpit and saloon

Description
A tilted wood board between cockpit and saloon makes it easy for the user to slide down into the saloon. In the saloon toward the cockpit is a toilet covered with a wood board.

Technique from cockpit: Put legs down, slide down.

Technique from saloon: Throw feet up first, to get good leverage.

Users comments
Wood seat on toilet could be about 10 cm longer.

Used since
1995

Paid for by

This tip is from 2005

User sits in saloon on toilet covered with wood board
User sits in saloon on toilet covered with wood board

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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.