Boats

 

Bolton sailing club wheelchair jetties

Bolton Sailing club is a Sailability centre, which offers sailing for disabled people. Previously, disabled sailors were lifted into their boats on a shore mounted crane, which involved pulling the boat ashore and relaunching with every changeover of sailor.

Remap worked with Jaguar LandRover apprentices to develop a solution.

Servo assisted sailing

Remap are regular attenders at the RYA Sailability Conference. This project is one of their members projects, but referencing here provides useful archive material for a very typical Remap area of work.

Wheelchair access for narrowboat

This wheelchair user needed access to the narrowboat she and her husband lived upon. The deck area had been modified to give access from the bank to the deck. A hydraulic lift was not wanted as any leak would be a major problem on a boat so an air bag solution was developed. A bellows […]

Support seat for a wayfarer dinghy

Frensham Pond Sailability required a very supportive seat to allow severely disabled members to enjoy a sailing experience in a Wayfarer dinghy. A ‘Seahorse’ commode was obtained, and the seat section mounted onto a welded steel base and the assembly fixed to the forward thwart The disabled members can now sail safely.

Support for amputee sailor

This keen sailor, a possible contender for the Paralympics, has a specially designed sailing dinghy but after a recent above knee amputation, was unable to stabilise herself in the hull because of her single limb, especially when the boat heeled. Two long wedge shaped cushions were fashioned in Evozote, a type of fairly firm plastic […]

Safety sailing chair

Client has very poor seating balance. The whole family enjoy sailing and were using a car seat to enable the client to sit in the boat but could not attach this to the boat. A tumble-form chair was used (which is also buoyant if dropped into the water) and a safety harness was fitted for […]

Launching bogie for cruiser

This client was unable to control the launch of his river cruiser due to osteo arthritis. The single jockey wheel at the front of the trailer tended to move in any direction even when locked in ahead position. A two- wheeled launching trolley, that could support the cruisers nose weight of 75 kg, was developed […]

Landing staging

A disabled members’ sailing club requested the provision of a low standing stage for those with minor incapacity. They already had a hoist and sling for the more disabled members. Staging was made from chequer plate on an aluminium angle frame, fixed to a hoist spigot. The more capable members are able to get into […]

Hoist for sailing

The hoist used at the client’s sailing club fails repeatedly and is often sent away for repair. In view of this unreliability (the client is competing for a place in the Paralympic Team and is down to the last six contenders), another hoist was obtained to act as a standby for such occasions. Remap was […]

Canoe landing support

The client is a very keen canoe instructor who is paraplegic. Her mother provides transport and assistance. Being quite petite, she had problems loading the heavy canoe onto the roof rack of her car. A two-piece folding and telescopic support was made. This is fitted with rubber-covered rollers which easily allow the mother to support, then […]