/ ocean safety survival suit
worth carrying in winter perhaps.
find under yacht chandelry,as ebay link not permitted on ukc.
if you cant find it email me for the link.
Looks good but thinking about it, wouldn't a standard bag be better and lighter? Taking the glove versus mitt sort of principle, having arms and legs inside a bag sharing warmth from the core?
Half a pound of kerosene and a match would warm you up a fair bit :-)
if you're tempted to do as I did and Google ocean safety survival suit
then AVAST! goes bonkers if you click the link from
oceansafety dot com
I was curious as well, how does it protect to minus 30? Presumably in water.
My assumption was that it was for those who were overboard in the cold sea. Dragged back into the dinghy or boat and then worn to warm up with??? The suit would be of no use for warmth in the water. Those dry/floatation type suits cost hundreds running into thousands.
I've used once only survival suits a few times. Usually, they are just a thin material that you wear over warm clothes. I think the advert is misleading, as I don't think the suit inflates you to the size of the Mitchellen man, unless you are wearing something in the order of 5 jackets underneath it.
Sea water freezes at -7 degrees, so not sure how you could get sea water at -30!
In my opinion you can't beat the good old thermal emergency bivvy bag, they cost about £20 and are reusable!
More confused by how something that weighs half a pound can weigh 400grams
Is it a space-suit and this one of those mass vs weight on Mars things? Is the sub-surface liquid there -30c?
One pound avoirdupois is 454g. Whatever, it's still very light...
But then it's described as metallised polythene. And the wrapper says 'remove before entering water', and shows velcro fastenings, so the suit won't be watertight (I suspect it will fill with water if worn in the water, putting you in danger...) I suspect this is intended as protection against wind chill, so, for the suggested application of winter survival, a possibility. But a bag might do just as well, and be cheaper, and allow you to retain the heat from limbs better than individual legs and sleeves (cf mitts vs gloves).
The Ocean Safety website gives scant details, but says it weighs 0.2kg.
Thermal protection aids are required for open lifeboats if all the crew aren´t provided with immersion suits.
That makes sense, Jim; it looked to be an open deck protection of some sort.
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