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Old 05-03-2015, 17:50   #16
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I have no expertise in this but when you mentioned your concern about stairs into the hulls a few cats came to mind. Its been a number of years but I recall seeing an older Moorings/Leopard 47 and maybe the 45 that had shaft drives with engines mounted at the base of the stairs. This created an intermediate "landing" to these stairs. From the landing you would turn right or left to go down one or two more steps to go into the forward or aft portion of the hull. What I was thinking is that this intermediate landing may be helpful/safer for your husband. I think the St Francis 44 may have this too.
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I've seen cats that have this! and you are right.. they are MUCH easier to navigate than those stairs that are more like ladders. But, I had never really thought of it in terms of helping out Scott.. so this is a great hint..
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Old 05-03-2015, 17:55   #17
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I like to say that I've got so much metal in my body I can set off airport metal detectors by just thinking about flying somewhere lol.
Cute! My husband always says that from the inside, he looks like a home depot project.
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:32   #18
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I happened across this listing:

2004 Tournier Marine Freydis 46-49 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

It seems to be built for someone in a wheel chair. Not that your husband needs this but maybe someone else lurking here may be interested. See the picture of the helm station. It looks like it raises and lowers for the handicapped to get in and out. Also has one stateroom cabin on the bridge deck level, off the salon. But the galley is down below.

I love the Home Depot comment as I spend way too much time there.
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Old 10-03-2015, 14:50   #19
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That is an interesting boat, for sure. I wish they had a "layout" shown. it looks like there is a cabin and a head up? is that what you are seeing as well? The only thing that looks like its down in the hull is the galley. but certainly an interesting one. I think perhaps they refit that to make it work?
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Old 10-03-2015, 22:25   #20
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Pictures look like the Stateroom/Cabin with toilet is up on the bridge deck level but better check with the broker.
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:28   #21
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Have you looked at the Neel trimaran?.....no stairs, except for the wine cellar
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Have you looked at the Neel trimaran?.....no stairs, except for the wine cellar
I have looked at the Neel. I've been on it twice, actually. I don't want to offend anyone, because to each his own.. but, I really don't like it. So much of the space is wasted.. and the living quarters are so small. Since we will be live-aboards and will be having a steady stream of guests.. the catamaran's just work better for us.
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I know what you mean, great boat, but not the live aboardness of a cat
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Great Topic! Im 83 yo -just sold my 34' Trawler as it was boring to a sailor of 45 years ! Just bought a Gemini catamaran. im kinda disabled ::fake knees and shoulders + aging . Im going to rig the gemini for ease of use. Add windlass, electric head, use milwaulkee 1/2 drill on winches, hoist main from cockpit, small OB for dinky etc etc. Yippee!!!
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Great Topic! Im 83 yo -just sold my 34' Trawler as it was boring to a sailor of 45 years ! Just bought a Gemini catamaran. im kinda disabled ::fake knees and shoulders + aging . Im going to rig the gemini for ease of use. Add windlass, electric head, use milwaulkee 1/2 drill on winches, hoist main from cockpit, small OB for dinky etc etc. Yippee!!!
You are officially my hero!!!!
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This TS 42 was expensively adopted for a wheel chair sailor:


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Jim Antrim designed some catamarans dedicated to handicapped sailors I believe
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