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Old 02-11-2014, 18:59   #1
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Hello from Texas

Hi everyone, I am new to the site. I am a retired Merchant Seamen. My highest rank was bosun. I am now disabled getting back into the sailing world . I could use advise on sailing with a handy cap. Hopefully from some that are mobility impaired as I. Thanks and a real pleasure to meet you all.....bosun1967.
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Old 02-11-2014, 19:24   #2
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Welcome! I think you will find some company here as Texas seems to be fairly well represented on this board.


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Old 02-11-2014, 19:58   #3
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Welcome aboard, bosun. What size boats will you be sailing. Our local community boating association in Boston has rhodes 19's rigged for sailors with disabilities.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here and I know you'll find others who have the same questions.
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Old 14-11-2014, 22:20   #5
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Welcome aboard. I sailed with a paraplegic, he lived aboard his cape dory 30 ketch. I myself am recovering from a brain surgery that has caused some glitches. My balance was very bad one year ago, but now it is really good.( I live aboard) You might find that the boat makes for some great PT😀. Best advice, but hard to follow~ Take it slow.
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Howdy from Dallas!

I recommend reading some books by Tristan Jones.

He continued to sail after losing his ability to walk.

And let's not forget Long John Silver too.

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Great idea Steady Hand!
My friend sailed RTW solo, was the first deaf man to do so. His book just came out.
Silent Voyage: Maria Catharina de Villiers: 9780620628327: Amazon.com: Books
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Hello to you all thanks for the intros and some great ideas on reading material. Its a pleasure to meet you all and look forward one day in a meeting until then happy sailing.
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