Sugarbabe

 

                                             Len Burgess photo Oct 2013 

 Owner:  Ed Boynton, Gloucester, MA

Home port:  Gloucester, MA

Designer:  Tom Colvin

Builder:  Alan Vaites, Mattapoisett, MA

Launched:  1975

Previous name:  Integrity

Particulars

LOD: 31.5

LOA:  40

Beam:  10

Draft:  5.5

Rig:  Gaff Schooner

Hull:  Fiberglass

Power:  Norwegian Sabb Diesel, 11 HP

 

   Capt Ed Boynton    Al Bezanson photo Oct 2013  

                 Don Krishfield photo Oct 2013

           Don Krishfield photo Oct 2013

             Don Krishfield photo Oct 2013

 

              Don Krishfield photo Oct 2013

                     Len Burgess photo Oct 2013

35 years a Gloucester fisherman, Ed's painting of a dragger

August 24, 2014 - with a full set of new sails from Roy Downs

 

Disabled doesn't stop activities that are important to Ed

I became paralyzed in 2007 as a result of a fall from a vessel.  In 2010 I was in a second accident that made me an amputee above the knee.  As I rehabed I designed some changes to a crane and the Hoyer Sling.  These photos show how I get aboard the Sugar Babe in the sling and crane.  Now all I have to figure out is how to get below and then its off cruising this coming summer.

I also work for the Greater Boston Chapter of Spinal Cord Injuries at the new Spaulding Hospital in Charlestown.  We mentor new patients, answering their questions about life after rehab, which is very important to their success in their community.

Ed Boynton

Incredible

Ed- incredible - Keep it up... go sailing and never look back !  You are an inspiration!