KIM Throwing Line 30 metres.
There are several scenarios where you will stop the boat a short distance away from the MOB:-
- A crash stop either as the MOB goes overboard or immediately after they hit the water.
- In rough seas where it is dangerous for the MOB casualty to be close to a moving yacht
- Sailing shorthanded where you are the only person left on the boat and you want to maintain visual contact at all times.
The KIM Safety Throwing Line is designed to help bring make contact with the MOB and bring them alongside.
It has 30 metres of floating line held in a bright orange bag closed with a Velcro tab.
On the back on the bag you will find instructions for use and also for repacking.
You can use the Kim Rescue Throw Line straight out of the shop as it came flaked ready for use unlike some other throwing lines which had the line coiled and held with elastic bands. Undo the velcro tab to open the bag.
The bag is large enough to easily hold all the rope and wide enough to put your hand all the way down to the bottom when repacking it.
It has a decent loop on the end of the rope for you to put your hand through before you throw it.
The bottom of the bag has a black webbing loop sewn into the bottom. The bag can be filled with water if needed to get extra distance.
Want more practice using Kim Safety throwing lines?
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.