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Man overboard recovery made simple

MobMat is a simple and easy to deploy man overboard recovery cradle. Designed by Liz Rolfs who was concerned about getting a man overboard casualty back on board the boat when sailing short handed, the idea evolved after undertaking the sea survival course in preparation for an Atlantic crossing

 

The cradle is made of webbing and PVC, with a mesh bottom to allow water to drain through. The shape of the cradle is maintained using battens sewn into the base of the cradle which gives sufficient weight to sink the MobMat in the water to make it easier for the casulaty to get in the Mobmat, or even if the casualty is unconcious the casualty can be pulled into the Mobmat (see demonstration video)

 

The MobMat is supplied with lanyards which can be used to steady the cradle or the cradle can be tucked under the top guard rail to reduce any pendulum effect from the roll of the boat

 

It is recommended that a 6:1 block and tackle is used at the end of the halyard so the the rescuer can lift the casualty at the side of the boat rather than moving to the winch to recover

 

MobMat is also supplied with a sheet that can be attached to the base of the cradle which allows it to be used as a collision mat which can be pulled under the boat and securely fixed to reduce water ingress in the case of hull damage or a leaking seacock

 

Mobmat is supplied in a durable High Visibiity rail bag which allows the mobmat to be accessed easilly and quickly in the case of an emergency


Stress testing demonstrates the MobMat can easily take weights in excess of 350Kg

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