HSA RESCUE BOARD CONSTRUCTION
The information below illustrates the features that make up the construction of our rescue boards. HSA does extensive R&D year round in all ocean conditions. Our knowledge and vast material resources allow us the opportunity to innovate. Below are the innovations, features and details that make HSA rescue boards stand above all others.
Molded Nose Cone:
The molded nose cone covers all the abrasion areas of our rescue boards. This helps prolong the rescue board and PWC hull from excessive wear. Our nose cone is a vacuum formed .350 gauge HMWPP plastic. The nose cone covers all potential wear areas on our entire rescue board product line. As time and use wears the nose cone, we can simply replace it vs. having to replace the entire board. This is a theme we carry through our rescue board product in ALL wear components area.
Our EVA decks are designed for traction and comfort. Traction is achieved by belting the material and then we cut a long diamond pattern into the material. Comfort is achieved with the best durometer (hardness/density) for long periods of contact with knees & elbows.
Our rail material is 8lb. per cubic inch polypropylene material. It is dense enough to be abrasion resistant, but soft enough to be forgiving with hard contact to the body. (Rails can be branded for private label projects.)
Center Attachment points:
With our extensive time on the water, we have come up with an attachment system that interfaces the PWC and rescue board. The center attachment point keeps the rescue board secure to the stern with a constant forward and downward tension. This rigging technique is essential to the handling of PWCs & reduces premature wear on both the nose cone and PWC.
Side Attachment Points:
The purpose of the side stabilizer points is to damper the side to side movement of the rescue board. The heavy gauge marine bungee is engineered to bring the rescue board back to center after dynamic PWC direction changes. Much like steering dampening on your automobile.
Deck Bungee Cord:
For the surfer or adventurer carrying cargo, the deck bungee allows you to effortlessly pack gear on the rescue board for smooth or rough water travel to your favorite spot. Rescue agencies only get bungee on request. Although an asset for certain applications, a bungee cord can be an entrapment hazard for other applications.
Handle Attachment Points:
Underneath the surface of our boards is a 3”x4” deron rod stock which is fastened into the core with epoxy. From there the top skin and deck pad are fused to the core with heat welding. To secure our handles we use a 12”x2” stainless steel screw/ washer combo. The fastening results we achieve have no sharp surfaces to come in contact with.
The Final Product:
You can never be too prepared when braving the dangerous conditions of the open ocean. While out doing what you love it is imperative that your equipment is of high quality.This same attention to detail is evident in our entire product line as we spare no expense on materials we believe in. Our Rescue Boards have been tested & refined with the best products possible so that you too can be properly prepared. Safety First.