Originally Posted by lesterbutch
I have had some disabled people and very elderly folks and I simply have them sit on the rail and I rotate them in by placing my hand on their back and helping lift
their legs as I turn them inboard, once their legs are in you play it by ear.
The above is the right answer.
My wife had PD and this is the way she got in and out of a car: back in, sit, and rotate her legs. As her mobility lessened, I assisted with the lowering to sit and the rotation of the legs. Your variation is, sit on deck
or combing and rotate legs to inside. BUT
, only if either of them needs/requests assistance!
To build a ramp
, stairs, anything, is overkill. The height of your deck
above the dock (in the pic you linked to) is perfectly amenable to this method. If the height of the combing above the deck seems too high to be comfortable for the legs swing, put a pillow or cushion on the deck to even out the distance.
However, my expectation is that they will be able to step from dock to deck to cockpit
requiring only your steadying hand (from within the cockpit) to hold on to.
Let us know how you make out.