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Old 22-04-2017, 14:39   #1
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Hi every one. I'm Tim 61 from UK. I lost my feet in the army 31 years ago. I'm a fanatical sailor dispute getting sea sick easily for the first few days. I retire soon and will buy a yacht to sail the world. My daughter may crew occasionally and my wife when she can fly.
I plan to have an open invitation to any limbless vet UK or USA to come sailing.
I'm a ocean yacht master and have 40k+ mile experience. I will be reading all your advice etc, your never to old to learn. Tim
Ps last year i climbed my Elbert in CO. USA, first double amputee to do so I'm told.
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Old 22-04-2017, 14:57   #2
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Howdy! I don't really say "howdy" : )
Good on you for climbing Mt Elbert. I can not imagine how you feel, but even if you had feet climbing a 14'er is a fine accomplishment!
Welcome and happy sailing to you!
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Tim, welcome to CF. I think it is us that might be learning something new.

Also being from the UK I had to Google Mt Elbert, respect for that achievement

It will be interesting following your travels.

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Welcome to CF and thank you for your service Tim!
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Welcome aboard, Tim,

Good on the Mt. Elbert climb, and on not letting the loss of your feet slow you down, that's quite an accomplishment!

Now, as to this seasickness, me, too, but I've found Stugeron (available over the counter in England) takes care of it for me. Side effect-free, it's wonderful!

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Hi Ann T. Yes i use quells but as i say after a few days it's ok. I used to have the only McGregor 26x with a channel handicap, sailed her down to Gib and back single handed some years ago and was ok. Did you know that quells were developed for hay fever but are great for sea sick too
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Hi Paula are you off sailing somewhere? I was 77 to 90 after university.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Tim.
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Hi every one. I'm Tim 61 from UK. I lost my feet in the army 31 years ago. I'm a fanatical sailor dispute getting sea sick easily for the first few days. I retire soon and will buy a yacht to sail the world. My daughter may crew occasionally and my wife when she can fly.
I plan to have an open invitation to any limbless vet UK or USA to come sailing.
I'm a ocean yacht master and have 40k+ mile experience. I will be reading all your advice etc, your never to old to learn. Tim
Ps last year i climbed my Elbert in CO. USA, first double amputee to do so I'm told.


Hi Tim,

My hat goes off to you. If you ever find yourself in Hastings, Victoria Australia look me up.

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