Using boom to transfer onto sailboat

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

Sailboat boom
Sailboat boom

Description
The sailboat’s boom together with an electric winch and a double-sided rope can be used as a lift. The rope is double-sided to reduce the load on the winch.

Technique: lower the boom, place lift slings under arms and knees, then place double-sided rope around electric winch and attach to the lift slings. After lifting it about one meter, swing boom over dock.

Users comments
User needs help from one person for this technique. When he is on his dock at home he prefers to use the stationary hydraulic lift. He does not use this technique when he sails with a male friend.

Made by
Peter Riddebäck

Paid for by
The user

This tip is from 2005

Rope attached to lift cover
Rope attached to lift cover

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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.