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Wheelchair Fishing Boat

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Just checking to see if there any fisherman on here who have a wheelchair accessible boat, or know of someone who does.

 

I live in the Pacific Northwest and fish a mixture of deep reservoirs and shallow rivers for bass. After my injury about seven years ago, that left me using a wheelchair, I discovered that my 17 foot jet sled just didn't cut it for ease of access. I ended up modifying a pontoon boat so that it would accommodate me. I am thankful to have a boat that I can fish out of, but obviously it's not the ideal fishing rig. I also require a dock in order to board my vessel. This is a problem because most of our waterways only have ramps, with no docks or ones that I am not able to access.  

 

Ideally I would like a Triton 21 TRX with a big four stroke out back lol. :pray:  But, I realize that is probably not the most realistic solution. I'm just looking to see if anyone has come up with their own solution. 

 

Thanks,

Josh

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You could be on the right track with the pontoon boat, by far it will give you the most open space with plenty of modifications to make you fish better. I'd stick with the pontoon and put an electric retractable ramp with some type of wireless control, get a trolling motor with a wireless remote like ipilot, two shallow water anchors that will help stability for rolling on board from shore/ramp. You could thin out or open up the outer caging more to have a better access to the water or fish. Add some rod holders for so you can grab something else like nets/pliers etc. Add a duck pole to help push off if you push into a berm or when you beach

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