The kit to save the boat from sinking? Fire extinguisher and inflatable bags!

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Boat Rescue System - Floating sacks mounted on a sailboat
Boat Rescue System – Floating sacks mounted on a sailboat

A very simple box containing everything needed to save the boat from sinking (and fires). It’s called the Boat Rescue System, and it’s the system to prevent one of the biggest nightmares for people with boats: seeing them sink. With a fire extinguisher and inflatable bags, you can avoid, among other things, the burdensome costs of salvaging a sunken boat.

Boat Rescue System – The 2-in-1 system: anti-sinking and firefighting

Here are the contents of the Boat Rescue System kit
Here are the contents of the Boat Rescue System kit

The BRS system is very simple: it is a box to be kept on board at all times (dimensions: 54 x 32 x 27 centimeters, weight: 13 kilograms) containing everything needed to be used in case of fire or sinking. The box contains a CO2 extinguisher weighing 2 kilograms and four flotation bags. It is precisely these four bags that prevent the risk of sinking: should the need arise, they should be placed in different places on the boat and inflated with the supplied fire extinguisher to 80 percent of their total volume (about 680 liters out of 850 capacity). The four bags inflate in less than 3 minutes developing about 2,700 liters of total volume, which can keep the boat afloat even if it fills with water. But this is not the end of the story, because the fire extinguisher provided has a dual function. In addition to serving to inflate flotation bags in no time, just change the nozzle on the fire extinguisher to use in case of fire and nip the flames in the bud. In fact, the Boat Rescue System is 2 in 1, both an anti-sinking system and a fire-fighting system, fits in an all in all small box and is light in weight-a very useful solution to have on board.

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