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Polio book best seller

Paddle power: Kayakers and canoeists, like this one at the mouth of Patterson River, can rest easy in the knowledge that they don’t need a permit for small electric motors to supplement their paddling. Picture: Gary Sissons

Year-long power test for paddlers KAYAKS and canoes can be fitted with small electric motors without being registered. The trial aims to reduce red tape for low-powered vessels travelling up to five knots and ends 31 December. The exemption is for kayaks and canoes with electric motors of up to 40 pounds thrust (or one horsepower or 750 watts). “If the trial period shows that the safety of paddlers is not compromised in any way, this exemption

is likely to become permanent,” Maritime Safety Victoria director Peter Corcoran. “This will also enable an easier process for people taking their paddle craft interstate.” The trial is in response to a recommendation from the Red Tape Commissioner to bring Victorian requirements closer to New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania. Mr Corcoran said the benefits of motors are that kayakers and other

paddlers can conserve energy and have some assistance in getting home after their trip. “Maritime Safety Victoria reminds paddlers that the addition of a motor presents different risks while operating their craft, including incorrectly fitting a motor that results in the hull no longer being watertight; travelling beyond competence and capability levels; overestimating the capacity of the kayak to handle conditions further offshore that may change without

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warning,” he said. Regulations with which paddlers must comply include wearing a lifejacket, carrying a bailer or bilge pump and a waterproof buoyant torch, having the means of calling for help such as a mobile phone and having an alternative means of propulsion, such as a spare paddle. Safety equipment requirements, and guidance on how to fit a motor is available at: transportsafety.vic. gov.au/msv/paddling

A HANDBOOK produced by Mornington Peninsula Post Polio Support Group to help polio survivors, has turned out to be the best seller for 2017 for Random Harvest e-library. “We have sold downloads of ‘Life Skills for Polios’ to Djakarta, Harare, Wales, various states of America and hard copies all around Australia,” its author Fran Henke said. “When postage turned out to be twice the cost of the book, we were relieved that Random Harvest based in New Jersey, US, offered to include it on the International Centre for Polio Education’s e-list.” Mrs Henke, of Hastings, said Random’s editor-in-chief “advised last week that our book was their best seller for the year”. Proceeds of e-book sales are shared with the international polio centre while all proceeds of hard copies go to Polio Network Victoria. The book was published with backing from Dromana and Rosebud Rotary clubs, RyeRosebud Lions, Mornington Peninsula Shire Metro Access program, other support groups and individuals. Mrs Henke said she decided to compile the book after attending the Australasian-Pacific Post Polio Conference in Sydney in 2016, where speakers provided up to date information on the wide range of issues affecting polio survivors. “Everything from sleep to swallowing, bracing, anaesthetics, pain management, exercise and cramps, was canvassed and I wanted to share the information to those who couldn’t attend,” she said. “I was able to go to Sydney thanks to an American Facebook friend and wanted to make sure she and others had the latest management advice. Another big plus has been that people who hadn’t come forward about their late effects, have bought the book and now are in the loop, also receiving the MPPPSG’s monthly newsletter.” Spiral bound copies of ‘Life Skills for Polios, a light hearted handbook’ are available from flyingponypress@gmail.com for $15 plus $7 postage; or the e-book: US$5 from postpolioinfo.com/lifeskills.php

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