Join Date: Mar 2006
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Re: Better than a PFD. A wearable liferaft!!!
Interesting idea. I wonder how much heat loss there would still be. Looks like it would deploy with some water inside, and a single layer of plastic between your body and the cold water of the Salish Sea. Survival might be better (but not visibility from the air) in a gumby suit.
Edit: However, upon reading the link, they do provide a bailer.
I agree that in cold water the increased suvivability would likely be rather limited. Might not be bad in warmer water though, given the CG stays low. Nice that it would provide shade and some protection from spay.
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36