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Wheelchair access for narrowboat

Wheelchair access for narrowboat 1 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 with a 26in lift was found and a tray supported on two vertical rods was manufactured by the client’s husband. A foot guard raised with the lift to prevent the wheelchair moving forward.

Wheelchair access for narrowboat 2

The client can now get on and off the boat easily and in an emergency can get off the boat by herself.


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