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Personal Watercraft Rescue Sled

“Personal Watercrafts (PWC) have been around since the late 1960s, but adding a rescue sled for watercraft rescue is fairly new. Mostly used for recreational use in lakes and oceans, they come in a variety of sizes and are used for a variety of purposes. The term “personal,” however, is dated, as these crafts can carry anywhere from one to four people. Most states equate personal watercrafts to boats. Manufacturers have expanded the original recreational model to include racing and towing for water sport use, such as wakeboarding, tubing, tow rescue and tow surf by use of a tow board. PWCs have picked up additional uses for fishing and scuba diving/divers like; dive rescue, and reef exploration.

The personal watercraft is small, powerful and agile, and can be used for rescue in many different environments. First make a few changes to a PWC like adding a tow in board, or ski rescue sled for tow rescue purposes. Then add a trained operator educated in a watercraft safety course and you have an extremely diverse water-rescue response tool. A PWC rescue sled is essential for watercraft safety.

The advantages of PWC rescue sleds over regular rescue boats are endless. PWC rescue sleds have a shallow draft (waterline to lowest part of the craft) of 3 to 10 inches, while outboard engines draft 2 or more feet. Most rescue craft 16 feet or less max out around 50 hp, while PWC  with an attached rescue board can exceed 250 hp. The hp is very important for safe control with tow in boards in dynamic water environments, such as currents and within the impact zone of surf.



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