Wheelchair adapted cruiser

Discussion in 'Projects & Proposals' started by sean-nós, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. sean-nós
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    sean-nós Senior Member

    So this is my next little project :) a Richardson Roving Gem and I need to adapt her to take wheelchairs to get the family out on the water.


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    One Idea is to come in from the side and reinforce with steal where I cut out.

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    Another idea is to cut away the back section and fit double doors then build a large swim platform that I can ramp from both sides or out the back, anyway I'm open to all suggestions good and bad so please help if you can. Thanks.


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  2. Ad Hoc
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    Ad Hoc Naval Architect

    It may pay you to contact Alik, a forum member. He has designed vessels with wheelchair access and can give you all the pro's and con's.
     
  3. sean-nós
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    sean-nós Senior Member

    Cheers PM sent.
     
  4. Alik
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    Alik Senior Member

    Sean, we published a research on wheelchair friendly craft design, it is available on www.rina.org.uk in Publications>International Journal for Marine Design. There are dimensional diagrams, etc. what You might need to make the layout.
     

  5. sean-nós
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    sean-nós Senior Member

    Thanks for that I'll have a look.
     
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