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  paraplegic sea kayaker
  Posted by: willowleaf on Oct-15-12 12:39 AM (EST)

I bought my second kayak, a well-used 17 foot sea kayak, from an MD who had been paralyzed from the waist down by an accident. Other than rigging the rudder to be hand-controlled (he re-routed the cables through grommets in front of the cockpit, he paddled the boat stock and it had obviously seen a lot of use. He told me he could usually outlast his college-age sons on outings because he never had problems with a sore butt or leg cramps. And his arms were powerful from regular wheelchair use (he still practiced medicine, full time.) He was only selling the kayak because he was buying a newer one.

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