Boating and Paddling

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Access Breeze

The Access Breeze is an accessible sailboat designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This boat carries two sailors seated side by side and facing forward. It has manual joystick steering and is made using rotomoulded construction. To prevent capsizing and promote stability, the boat has a ballasted centerboard and a concave hull shape. OPTIONS: Modular pontoon systems; equipment to move boats and keels on shore; and the Access Beginners Course, a triangul

Access Dinghy 2.3 Single Seater

The Access Dinghy 2.3 Single Seater is an accessible sailboat designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. It has a single hammock seat low in the boat, manual joystick steering, single rope control, and wide side decks. To prevent capsizing and promote stability, the boat has a ballasted centerboard and a concave hull shape. A roller reefing system enables the sailor to adjust the size of the sail to suit various sailing conditions while the boat is u

Access Dinghy 2.3 Wide Seater

The Access Dinghy 2.3 Wide Seater is an accessible sailboat designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. It can be sailed by one or two sailors. Narrow side decks require a solo sailor to swivel his or her upper body weight to windward to keep the boat dry in breezy conditions. The boat has a wide hammock seat for two children, two small to medium sized adults, or one adult and a child. It comes with manual joystick steering. To prevent capsizing and p

Access Dinghy 303 Wide Seater

The Access Dinghy 303 Wide Seater is an accessible sailboat designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury. This boat can be sailed single-handedly or by two full- sized adults. It has a wide hammock seat and manual joystick steering. Sails include a mainsail and a free standing, self-tacking Jib, with three control lines. To prevent capsizing and promote stability, the boat has a ballasted centerboard and a concave hull shape. A roller reefing system enables the sailor to adjust the si

Access Liberty

The Access Liberty is an accessible sailboat designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This schooner-style boat has a single hammock seat and is steered by a manual joystick operating twin rudders to maintain helm control when fully heeled. High coamings and wide side decks keep the boat dry even at extreme angles of heel. It has a mainsail and a free standing jib (foresail), which are both reefed and unreefed by single hauling lines. The mainsail i

Adapted Paddle Launch Vehicle (Aplv)

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an adapted paddle launch vehicle that allows for the launch and retrieval of a kayak and also allows the kayaker to transfer from their wheelchair to the kayak then safely launch the kayak into the water from a boat ramp. There were five major requirements for the adapted padded launch vehicle (APLV): (1) the device should be accessible to the widest possible range of users; (2) transfer from the wheelchair to the kayak should be comfort

Floating Dock And Sling For Disabled Canoeists.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Special dock for access in and out of canoes and kayaks. A Norwegian design for a boathouse with a special dock for getting in and out of canoes and kayaks. The dock has a channel cut down the middle to allow the canoe or kayak into the dock with deck on both sides for access by other people providing assistance. A frame is suspended over the channel with a trapeze for use by the person getting in or out of the canoe. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED:

Frontrower

The FrontRower is a rowing system designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and mobility disabilities. This system enables the rower to face forward while rowing, requires the use of two limbs in any combination (two arms, two legs, or an arm and a leg), and can be used for solo rowing or with a passenger. The system is designed for use in canoes, narrow rowing boats, or as a replacement for the rear-facing rowing system in Alden Ocean Shells. The unit has a comfortable seat with a ba

Grasping Aid For Paddle

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with only an index finger and a thumb on her right hand to paddle a dragon boat. The aid has gone through several iterations, Initiallythe design consisted of a T-shaped piece of wetsuit fabric. The bar of the T wrapped around the wrist and was secured with Velcro. The leg of the T wrapped over the hand and the paddle and then was secured to the wristband, also with Velcro. However, when the material became wet, it stretched and came off. The n

High Level Kayak Seat

The High Level Kayak Seat is a seat for kayak designed for use by individuals with severe physical or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility and upper body strength. Protruding lateral supports assist in keeping the user upright and secure. This seat replaces the existing kayak seat or may stand alone between seats in a canoe or boat. The seat frame is constructed of lightweight aluminum and covered in a durable waterproof material which can be

Joystick Controller For Sailboat

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a means for an individual with cerebral palsy to sail independently. The sailboat is equipped with two battery-powered motors to operate the rudder and the mainsheet, which is attached to the boom. A basic joystick was adapted to control these operations by replacing the existing internal spring with a stronger one and extending the handle to six inches long. A wooden base attaches to the floor of the boat with Velcro. The wooden control box at the base of

Kayak Assistive Devices For Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury

--- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a modified paddle grip and paddle supporting device for individuals with minimal upper body function after a C6 spinal cord injury (SCI) to use while participating in open water kayaking. Individuals with C6 SCI have little access to outdoor adventure activities due to their limited lower body mobility. The modified devices were created for and used by a non-profit organization, The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC) for recreationa

Lmd Elevating Deck

The LMD Elevating Deck is an elevating deck designed for use by individuals with mobility disability or spinal cord injury. This elevating deck can be installed on a yacht or a land dock to provide dock to deck wheelchair access for a yacht, dinghy, ski boat, or personal watercraft. It can also be used on a porch to provide wheelchair access to a recreational vehicle (RV). The deck raises, lowers, and stops smoothly at any point in between. Decks are custom designed in size and shape with hydrau

Low Level Kayak Seat

The Low Level Kayak Seat is a seat for kayak designed for individuals with low-level spinal cord injury or back pain. This seat is designed to provide additional lower back support. It is placed on the existing seat and secured with straps. The seat frame is constructed of lightweight aluminum and covered in a durable waterproof material which can be adjusted to fit the individual user. DIMENSIONS: Seat width is 16 inches; back height is 16 inches.

Marine Instrument Talker

Marine Instrument Talker is a voice output module designed for use in marine applications by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This module adds speech capability to any instrument which has an NMEA 0183 output. It can speak any data item from any NMEA 0183 sentence. Applications include talking depth sounder, talking boat speed indicator, talking compass, talking course-over-ground indicator, or talking wind direction indicator. The module is installed by connecting a speaker, the po

Martin 16 Sloop

The Martin 16 Sloop is an accessible sailing boat designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or spinal cord injury. The boat has a ballasted drop keel to prevent capsizing, and will stay afloat even when flooded. The keel is a high lift keel for stability. Sail trimming is combined on one line, and the boat can be rigged by one person. Control features include a joystick helm system that controls the transom-hung rudder; a self-tacking, boomed jib;

Maxi Poke Boat

The Maxi Poke Boat is a kayak- or canoe-style boat designed for use by larger individuals with balance or neurological disabilities. This boat has a deep V bow and stern for improved stability. It has a molded removable seat and a padded back rest/rim. The boat is available constructed of fiberglass/nylon, Kevlar, or carbon fiber. This boat includes one set on flotation bags, one convertible paddle,and one set of foot braces. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 11 feet, 10 inches x 37 inches x 15 inches. Its dr

Mid Level Kayak Seat

The Mid Level Kayak Seat is a seat for kayak designed for use by individuals with balance or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury or impaired torso control who use a wheelchair. Protruding lateral supports assist in keeping the user's body upright and minimizing falling sideways. It is placed on the existing seat and secured with straps. The seat frame is constructed of lightweight aluminum and covered in a durable waterproof material which can be adjusted to fit the individual user. DIME

Mobilift Vx

The Mobilift VX is a wheelchair lift designed to provide access to boats for wheelchair users. This manually powered, portable unit has a crank control that requires 5 pounds of crank force to lift a 150 pound load and 11 pounds of crank force to lift 300 pounds. Made from aluminum and stainless steel, the unit can be moved on a hard level surface with 4 pounds of pressure, and can be transported in the back of a pickup truck and carried on a vessel. It is available in models to lift 60, 72, or

Paddle Grips.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Improves ability to hold canoe paddle with limited hand function. Custom made handgrips can be fabricated by adding velcro to the palm of a glove and the shaft of the paddle. Graphic of glove and paddle placement included. Other suggestions include using unfeathered blades for an amputee; an extra long unfeathered paddle tucked under the armpits to allow the person's trunk movement to assist in paddling. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: British Sports

Paddle Handle Adaptations.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Canoe paddle adaptations for holding paddle with weak hands and for determining the position of blade under water. A thin strip of wood or plastic is taped to the side shaft of the paddle to mark the edge of the blade, when the blade is under water it is possible to determine the angle. Fingerless gloves have velcro sewn to the palm areas, which adhere to velcro attached to the handle of the canoe paddle. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. S

Poke Boat

The Poke Boat is a lightweight kayak- or canoe-style boat designed for use by individuals with balance or neurological disabilities. This boat has a deep V bow and stern for improved stability. It has a molded removable seat and a back rest/rim. The boat is available constructed of fiberglass/nylon, Kevlar, or carbon fiber. This boat includes one set on flotation bags, one convertible paddle,and one set of foot braces. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 15 inches x 12 feet x 32 inches. Its draft is three inche

Seat Insert For Sailboat

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide safe, supported seating while sailing independently for an individual with cerebral palsy. The individual had purchased a fiberglass seat, but it did not provide sufficient support for her upper body. A contoured seat insert was created using foam and covered in fabric. The insert is attached to the fiberglass seat with Velcro. To provide additional support for her shoulders and prevent her from slipping forward or sideways, foam-padded wooden tabs were af

Splash! Mariner Lift & Splash! Hd

The Splash! Mariner Lift is a boat lift designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. It provides access to watercraft using a universal sling assembly with an a mechanical actuator, and is made with corrosion proof materials. The Splash! HD is a heavy-duty version of the Splash! with the same features and a larger lifting capacity. POWER: Uses a 24-volt rechargeable battery. CAPACITY: 300 pounds for the standard model and 375 pounds for heavy-duty version. WA

Universal Kayak Stabilizer

The Universal Kayak Stabilizer is a kayak stabilizer designed for use by individuals with balance or neurological disabilities. This device attaches just aft of the kayak's seat and extends foam floats on both sides of the kayak. It is intended to provide additional stability for the kayak. The stabilizer can be installed and removed as needed and, in most cases, it can be installed above the water line to reduce drag and paddling resistance. Mounting clamps are included. DIMENSIONS: 6 feet long

Vagabond

The Vagabond is a stable two-person touring canoe designed for use by individuals with balance or neurological disabilities. This canoe is equipped with two molded removable seats; one seat can be moved to the center of the boat for one-person paddling. The boat is available constructed of fiberglass/nylon, carbon fiber, or Kevlar. This boat includes one set on flotation bags, one convertible paddle,and one set of foot braces. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 15 inches x 16.5 feet x 29 inches. The cockpit is

Wheelchair-Driven Pontoon Boat

DO-IT-YOURSELF-ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable a person who uses a wheelchair to operate a pontoon boat from the wheelchair. A used 28-foot pontoon boat was adapted by removing the existing captain’s seat from the operator’s position, enabling the chair to access the steering wheel. Additional space for maneuvering was gained by removing one of the bench seats. The entry to the boat was widened to accommodate the wheelchair. MATERIALS: Pontoon boat. TOOLS: Shop tools. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic shop sk

 
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