e-mail from W.L. . . .
I think these are great and ideal for emergency teams.
I would be interested in procuring a couple of these for our
local emergency scuba team.
- Rescue instructor Program director – in reply to: Mr. W. L.; -
No, the emergency water crafts are not yet available . . .
Commandant Heinz, a chief officer of the U.S.C.G. evaluated other videos from the viewpoint of a
craft being used within open seas or basically in the middle of the ocean, and where that is
his job to have that perspective. He did like one of our versions, but hesitated to perceive the
craft being used as an open ocean environment rescue craft; and ultimately suggested the
craft remain as a recreational craft without further and first hand examination.
All water crafts, and especially an emergency water craft must begin with the U.S.C.G. testing
and rating their weight limits.
We do envision the craft meeting U.S.C.G. requirements as an inner coastal emergency water craft…
Myself and my two sons weigh about 450 pounds total. All three of us have
stood up within one version, and rocked it violently from side to side without going overboard.
Within the “no-parts”version, and other units which did not have elastic cords; we have
pushed all 4 sidewalls outward and downward to within 1 inch of the water’s surface without capsizing.
Envision dozens of the folded units being stacked on a single pallet for
storage or retail sales display, and where the end consumer unfolds the unit to
tear off or cut off the flat folding oars to insert within the sidewalls of the fully assembled water craft; and all without using any tools or parts, other than
possibly needing a pocket knife. ( The material is much tougher than it looks, and so does not tear away as easily as we thought it would in its perforated
attachment to the flat unfolded structure.) But my personal goal is to see an emergency craft with an attached means of propulsion which does not require any other
part or tool (pocket knife); and so, we are still working on that
particular concept of a pallet stacked with “no-parts” water crafts with their attached means of propulsion; ( the flat folding oars ).
In the video which shows 4 units with means of propulsion being deployed from a 5th water craft, you will hear chuckles of amazement as our camera person
and others on shore view the 4 emergency water crafts being deployed within 55 seconds. The most amazing part of that video is that any of the 4 units will stack
within any of the others.
Summarily, we are seeking a manufacturer /investor to take charge and
financially delegate the proper course.
– thank you, and congratulations on your ability to envision potential . . .
– the pioneerpaddlers –
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