SailNet Community - View Single Post - Better than a PFD. A wearable liferaft!!!
View Single Post
post #12 of Old 03-16-2013
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 2,122
Thanks: 2
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Re: Better than a PFD. A wearable liferaft!!!

Originally Posted by Barquito View Post
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
PalmettoSailor is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome