Like Tree0Likes

Could a blind man throttle in a race?

Reply
Old 10-08-2003, 07:21 PM
  #1
TulsaLarry
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Could a blind man throttle in a race?

This past week I attended a meeting at the Mohegan Sun and one of the speakers was Tom Sullivan. Tom has been blind since birth but is an accomplished musician, composer, actor, motivational speaker, wrestler, golfer, snow skier and bungi jumper. My question is whether or not a blind person such as Tom could throttle a boat during a race as long as he has good communication with the driver?
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2003, 07:40 PM
  #2
mirageman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I don't see why not, really.
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2003, 08:00 PM
  #3
Registered
Platinum Member
 
Reindl Powerboats's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Cincinnati
My Boats: Reindl 28 Vamp, Reindl One Design
Posts: 2,499
Default

Sure thing, not sure if they would pass the FAA Physical though. I rarely look up at the water anyway. LOL - and Peconic proved he did not even need one.
Reindl Powerboats is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2003, 08:12 PM
  #4
Registered
 
eMotiondriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Rosedale,MD
My Boats: Pontoon 2002 Crestliner
Posts: 891
Default

Why not?? Most T-Man feel the ride by the seat and feel of the water.

Just like a DOT Pys. the want to make sure they won't have a heart attack or a sugar related problem, and wig out......
eMotiondriver is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2003, 08:23 PM
  #5
Charter Member #1055/Moderator
Charter Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
GO4BROKE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: CNY
My Boats: Sonic 386
Posts: 4,579
Default

I think so.
__________________
[img][/img]
GO4BROKE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2003, 08:27 PM
  #6
Charter Member #232
Charter Member
 
Audiofn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Carlisle, MA USA
My Boats: 1979 Formula 302, 99 Formula 353, 81 Donzi 18 2+3 with 454
Posts: 18,379
Default

I do not see why not after a LOT of practice that that could happen.
__________________
Put your best foot forward!
Audiofn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2003, 08:48 PM
  #7
MarinePerformance
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I usually have my eyes closed anyway....

jc
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2003, 08:56 PM
  #8
Registered
 
Wardey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
My Boats: 2005 Extreme 29
Posts: 3,959
Default

Reading the water might be a problem.....Wardey
Wardey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2003, 09:06 PM
  #9
Registered
 
MitchStellin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Grand Haven, MI USA
My Boats: Zodiac RIB
Posts: 3,124
Default

Throttling is seat of the pants (gravity), hearing (RPMs) and sight ,were you anticipate the wave. 2 out of three will work but if you stuff a wave you would be in trouble. It could work and would work but it may be a little unsafe if racing. If I was blind I would try.
MitchStellin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2003, 09:29 PM
  #10
Registered
 
TEAMBAJA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Bucyrus, Ohio
My Boats: 24 OUTLAW
Posts: 6,654
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by catmando
Is the bear Catholic? Does a Pope **** in the woods?

Cat, are you drinking again?
TEAMBAJA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
fbrs
General Boating Discussion
22
12-25-2010 03:27 PM
cshantry
General Racing Discussion
19
01-06-2006 04:33 PM
BLee
General Boating Discussion
28
05-03-2005 04:51 PM
mattyboy
General Boating Discussion
9
06-04-2002 04:20 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:25 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.