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  • Switlik - Techfloat - Tech Specs
    object Webbing enclosed over the shoulder strap connects rescuer directly to the Person in Water PIW and leaves both hands free to assist in rescue Water Activated auto inflation system 1 600 lb lifting strength for hoisting PIW out of water Self rearming kits available that include replacement cylinder and inflation bobbin Specifications Bag Dimensions 13 L x 8 H x5 W Weight 4 5 lbs packed Bag Material Coated Nylon Bag Color Orange Black Line Material 1 4 Multi filament Polypropylene Floating Line Horseshoe 35lb Inflated Buoyancy Horseshoe Material Double Coated Polyurethane Nylon 210D Chest Straps 1 1 2 nylon web with Quick Release Buckle Inflation Replaceable 33g CO 2 Cylinder Deflation Via oral valve Techfloat Rearm Kit p n S 4121 1 Repacking One or two Rearm Kits should be carried aboard The Techfloat is easy to rearm the owner user should become familiar Aviation X Back Air Crew Vest Aviator Life Vest U Zip It Dry Suit ISPLR 1 Person Liferaft Single Cell Airline Vests Double Cell Airline Vests ILV 20 Infant Life Vest Marine MOM 600 MOM 8 A Techfloat MRP 10 CPR OPR SAR6 Race Marks Military Anti G Suit MK 1 Life Vest LPU

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/searchandrescue/techfloat/techspecs (2016-04-26)
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  • Switlik - ISO-9650 OPR Heavy Duty - Tech Specs
    Operating Temperature Range 22 F to 160 F 30 C to 71 C Inflation system Air Buoyancy tube fabric 840 Denier Double Coated Nylon 1 Weight may vary depending upon options 2 Optional Cradle will extend the overall installed height and width dimensions of the Hard Container by approximately two inches Specifications are subject to change without notice STANDARD ISO 9650 Survival Equipment Package for 6 person Life Raft Packed according to relevant regulations Some items are packed in a separate waterproof grab bag Standard Equipment Auto Deploying Sea Anchor Heaving Ring Inflatable Floor Buoyant Safety Knife 8 ISO 9650 Compliant Water Pockets Manual Inflation Pump Water Collector in Canopy Operating Instructions Standard Survival Equipment 24HR Pack Survival Kit Bag Barracuda Solar flash light 2 Pump Hose Paddles 2 Repair Clamps 2ea Parachute Flare 2 Hand Flares 3 Bailer Topping off Pressure Relief Valve 2 Mirror Sponges 2 Whistle Seasick Bags qty 6 Seasick Pills qty 36 Additional Survival Equipment in 24HR Pack Hand Flares 3 Water 24 packs Thermal Protective Aid 2 First Aid Kit Sunscreen 2 tubes Desalinator in lieu of 48 water packs Rations 6 Optional Features USCG Approved Hydrostatic Release Capacity Rated to 6 Man Capacity

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/marine/opr-hd/tech-specs (2016-04-26)
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  • SWITLIK's Guide to Rating Capacity
    chart Aviation X Back Air Crew Vest Aviator Life Vest U Zip It Dry Suit ISPLR 1 Person Liferaft Single Cell Airline Vests Double Cell Airline Vests ILV 20 Infant Life Vest Marine MOM 600 MOM 8 A Techfloat MRP 10 CPR OPR SAR6 Race Marks Military Anti G Suit MK 1 Life Vest LPU 21E P Life Vest LPU 23D P Life Vest LPU 32 P Life Vest HESP

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/switliks-guide-to-rating-capacity (2016-04-26)
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  • Switlik | Marine and Aviation Safety and Survival Blog
    Announcements 1 safety 1 Aviation X Back Air Crew Vest Aviator Life Vest U Zip It Dry Suit ISPLR 1 Person Liferaft Single Cell Airline Vests Double Cell Airline Vests ILV 20 Infant Life Vest Marine MOM 600 MOM 8 A Techfloat MRP 10 CPR OPR SAR6 Race Marks Military Anti G Suit MK 1 Life Vest LPU 21E P Life Vest LPU 23D P Life Vest LPU 32 P

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/author/url%20+ (2016-04-26)
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  • Brian Kender Finishes Second in Lagunitas Kite Race
    off in classic style with the fleet starting on Starboard The current is flooding hard at four plus knots as kiters rip off the start line The weather mark sees Johnny Heineken rounding first with Bryan Lake Adam Koch and Brian Kender rounding in that order Brian Kender is coming on strong as he passes Koch on the downwind leg Johnny keeps his lead rounding the leeward mark with Bryan Lake close behind Kender rounds with Koch staying close It s Johnny Lake and Kender just taking Koch with a photo finish Chip Wasson takes fifth and World Champion Erika Heineken takes sixth overall in the heat and first for the women The wind lightens for the second heat with some kiters swapping to bigger kites from the beach Bang Heat two starts off similar to heat one with mostly starboard starters and a small group on port The windward mark sees Bryan Lake flying past with Johnny Kender and Koch following Lake has a commanding lead on the downwind run but gets smacked by infamous Crissy swell and goes down just before the leeward gate Johnny takes advantage and rounds leeward with Lake Kender and Koch chasing The finish of heat two is once again Johnny Lake Kender and Koch Viljoen edges out Wasson by inches with a photo finish for fifth and sixth All throughout heat two the start boat was tossing around the idea of four heats for the night The winds were looking good until the end of heat two Classic early spring Crissy winds keep us guessing right up to the start of the third heat It is still flooding hard as the gun goes off for heat three and the wind drops And we mean drop to almost nothing at the start line Port starters are Johnny Kender Lake Koch Erika and Stefaans Viljoen This proves to be the tactical decision of the night An inside puff at the port buoy carries the port starters off the line and out into the bay where winds are better The fan shuts off for the rest of the fleet and the flood smacks all the starboard starters into the water Literally Not a single starboard starter gets across the line While the rest of the fleet struggles Kender puts in a strong showing and rounds the weather mark first followed by Koch Lake Johnny Erika and Viljoen Kender is on fire and rounds the leeward mark still first The race to the finish feels like the world was put on slow motion Kender crosses first with Johnny having made up ground to cross second Lake comes in strong but gets pulled away from the windless finish line by the flood tide Erika comes in on an errant puff to take third As Lakerecovers to line up for the finish Koch comes in and battles for fourth In an all time slowest finish Koch edges Lake out by inches to take fourth and Lake takes fifth Viljoen

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/2013/04/22/brian-kender-finishes-second-in-lagunitas-kite-race-2 (2016-04-26)
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  • Switlik | Marine and Aviation Safety and Survival Blog | Ross Hallen
    Bang Heat one goes off in classic style with the fleet starting on Starboard The current is flooding hard at four plus knots as kiters rip off the start line The weather mark sees Johnny Heineken rounding first with Bryan Lake Adam Koch and Brian Kender rounding in that order Brian Kender is coming on strong as he passes Koch on the downwind leg Johnny keeps his lead rounding the leeward mark with Bryan Lake close behind Kender rounds with Koch staying close It s Johnny Lake and Kender just taking Koch with a photo finish Chip Wasson takes fifth and World Champion Erika Heineken takes sixth overall in the heat and first for the women The wind lightens for the second heat with some kiters swapping to bigger kites from the beach Bang Heat two starts off similar to heat one with mostly starboard starters and a small group on port The windward mark sees Bryan Lake flying past with Johnny Kender and Koch following Lake has a commanding lead on the downwind run but gets smacked by infamous Crissy swell and goes down just before the leeward gate Johnny takes advantage and rounds leeward with Lake Kender and Koch chasing The finish of heat two is once again Johnny Lake Kender and Koch Viljoen edges out Wasson by inches with a photo finish for fifth and sixth All throughout heat two the start boat was tossing around the idea of four heats for the night The winds were looking good until the end of heat two Classic early spring Crissy winds keep us guessing right up to the start of the third heat It is still flooding hard as the gun goes off for heat three and the wind drops And we mean drop to almost nothing at the start line Port starters are Johnny Kender Lake Koch Erika and Stefaans Viljoen This proves to be the tactical decision of the night An inside puff at the port buoy carries the port starters off the line and out into the bay where winds are better The fan shuts off for the rest of the fleet and the flood smacks all the starboard starters into the water Literally Not a single starboard starter gets across the line While the rest of the fleet struggles Kender puts in a strong showing and rounds the weather mark first followed by Koch Lake Johnny Erika and Viljoen Kender is on fire and rounds the leeward mark still first The race to the finish feels like the world was put on slow motion Kender crosses first with Johnny having made up ground to cross second Lake comes in strong but gets pulled away from the windless finish line by the flood tide Erika comes in on an errant puff to take third As Lakerecovers to line up for the finish Koch comes in and battles for fourth In an all time slowest finish Koch edges Lake out by inches to take fourth and

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/author/ross-hallen (2016-04-26)
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  • Switlik Life Rafts used in the 2012 US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar at U.S. Naval Academy
    of water to enter and circulate in an oval fashion ensuring the raft will be stable while riding waves and can withstand the downdraft of a rescue helicopter when extracting victims The second session was located at the Naval Academy pool and the Switlik MD 3 ISAF ISO approved life raft was used for a range of training drills This raft was chosen for this session of the Safety at Sea Seminar as it is a widely used raft in the upcoming 2012 Newport to Bermuda Race as it meets the life raft safety requirements as listed in the Notice of Race As shown in the pictures from the pool session you will see the Switlik MD 3 has a full auto erecting canopy as required by the ISO 9650 1 and Category 1 2 racing requirements which is followed by the 2012 Newport to Bermuda Race The pool session included both boarding direct to the raft and from in the water During the in water boarding drill the ability to board from two sides with the help of the rigid boarding ramp provide made for simple entry allowing all victims to get out of the water quickly Other items on display at the event were a line of man overboard equipment that are widely used in offshore racing which include the popular Switlik MOM 8 and MOM 600 The MOM 8 is continually touted by safety experts for its quick deployment and quality of safety contents provided to a victim in water The MOM 600 is a new item to the safety market that is proving to be an excellent aid in getting victims our of the water quickly and on a stable visible platform The rigidity of the MOM 600 platform allows for multiple victims to knell or

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/2012/04/12/switlik-life-rafts-used-in-the-2012-us-sailing-safety-at-sea-seminar (2016-04-26)
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  • Switlik | Marine and Aviation Safety and Survival Blog | Switlik
    for its quick deployment and quality of safety contents provided to a victim in water The MOM 600 is a new item to the safety market that is proving to be an excellent aid in getting victims our of the water quickly and on a stable visible platform The rigidity of the MOM 600 platform allows for multiple victims to knell or stand aiding in their ability to simply climb back on board a high freeboard boat With a full range of demos completed in addition to excellent lectures from industry professionals the 2012 US Naval Academy Safety At Sea Seminar was a wide success for all participants and we hope this will contribute to a safe and fun 2012 sailing season Photos courtesy Mary Cox Read full story Comments 0 The Weather Channel s Coast Guard Alaska gives the Switlik U ZIP IT a starring role by Switlik on 25 Jan 2012 in Aviation The Weather Channel has been running a series that features the Coast Guard Air Station located on Kodiak Island Alaska It highlights an elite team that risks their lives in search and rescue missions in the treacherous waters off Alaska The seven part series Coast Guard Alaska takes you into the family lives and onboard the missions of the heroes of the United States Coast Guard This show is of keen interest to the Switlik Survival Products team from Trenton NJ makers of the orange anti exposure dry suits that help protect the USCG flight crews that wear them on every mission aloft Switlik has been a leading manufacturer of anti exposure suits for the military and aviation sectors since 1984 The Switlik designed U Zip It Aircrew Anti Exposure Garment AEG was chosen by the United States Coast Guard for their flight and tactical personnel as their exclusive use cold water immersion aircrew flight suit To get a glimpse of the Weather Channel s Coast Guard Alaska series http www weather com tv tvshows coast guard alaska To learn more about the U ZIP IT Anti Exposure Dry Suit worn by the rescue team visit http switlik com aviation uzipit Read full story Comments 0 A Mariner s Most Dreaded Phrase Man Overboard Marine Safety training from the experts by Switlik on 10 Jan 2012 in Marine By Teresa O Connor Life Raft Survival Equipment Inc teresa LRSE com The new Switlik MOM 600 is ideal for quick man overboard rescue All possible efforts and actions should constantly be made to ensure that this nightmare never occurs Unfortunately Man overboard situations happen every year with devastating results As the crew overboard your primary concern is to stay alive long enough for the vessel to return to your position to make a successful recovery Should you ever find yourself in the water from a man overboard situation your largest concerns are to stay afloat stay warm stay calm stay still and stay together the Stay Rules If you don t have a lifejacket on then

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/author/switlik (2016-04-26)
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