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Think this would work?

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Looks plausible.


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Don't know, but I like their sense of humor. They should be doing the airline safety videos.

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AFAIAC, if one of those powersailers goes on the rocks, it's Gods will and it should be left alone to be destroyed by the sea.
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I think I'd rather buy one of these and hook it up to a compressor, small air tank, or foot pump. Looks about as sturdy as their kit.



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Avoiding 6 hours till the tide comes back in...why? Beer's cheaper.:-)
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For routine running aground, I can't see paying $400 for this thing.

On the other hand, if you hit a rock or coral head hard, and hole your boat, this might be a nice thing to have to help keep you afloat while you effect repairs.
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It would probably work for a small day sailor, but I have serious doubts that it'd do anything for a boat over 20 or more feet.


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Fully agree: 1200 pounds are going to lift your boat up how far? 3 inches? Maybe five?
Hmmm, my boat weighs 11,000 Lbs. Even if it did as advertised, it wouldn't do much of anything.


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Doubt a small inflator can put enough air into those floats to generate enough lift to do anything.
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