Coastline Man Overboard Lifting Trapeze
The coastline Man Overboard Lifting Trapeze is a simple, inexpensive addition to your MOB kit. You can use it by itself or with a Helicopter strop as the second strop to support the legs. and because it floats, it can be attached to the end of a throwing line so you can float it out to the MOB and used to pull them closer to the boat. During the lift you can use it as a seat or a step.
If you are handy, you can make one of these fairly easily. Use a length of strong plastic pipe big enough to thread the rope through twice. The rope takes the weight, the pipe keeps the ropes together and makes it easier to get into.
We've not tried this yet as it is a new addition to our kit, but we'll report back later in the year on it.
Want more practice with more Man Overboard equipment?
Maybe you've been on the RYA / ISAF coastal Safety Coarse and found the MOB recovery part interesting or perhaps you've just done your Dayskipper or Yachtmaster practicals and run through the MOB procedures.
Want to do more MOB? If so, we have a couple of options for Man Overboard Rescue training, both of which are free. All I ask is that I can use any photos I take on the website, social media, magazine articles etc.
Yacht clubs - I can run half day sessions on your yachts as part of your regular sailing weekends. Why not finish a cruise on Sunday lunchtime and spend the afternoon learning 5 MOB techniques.
Own boat sessions - anything from a few hours to a full day using all the equipment on your yacht. As long as your within a few hours drive of Jct 13 on the M25 I'll come along and you can try anything you want.
If you are interested in trying any of these MOB equipment out yourself then please contact me at MOBManOverboard@gmail.com or use the contact form. If you have time, can you add some info on if you are a Dayskipper, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster and if you've done the RYA Sea Survival or the RYA / ISAF Coastal Safety course.