Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-02-2015, 17:35   #1
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,210
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate Neat lifesaver...

__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-02-2015, 20:36   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
Therapy's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: W Florida
Boat: The Jon boat still, plus a 2007 SeaCat.
Posts: 6,894
Images: 4
Re: Neat lifesaver...

Pretty cool.
__________________

__________________
Who knows what is next.
Therapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-02-2015, 22:14   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Montegut LA.
Boat: Now we need to get her to Louisiana !! she's ours
Posts: 3,421
Re: Neat lifesaver...

Now that's a use for drones I like !! But of course because of my lack of skill ( I can't walk and chew gum at the same time lol) I would probly end up with a lawsuit because I dropped one ON someone from way to high or something!! But it's sure a great Idea !!
__________________
Bob and Connie
bobconnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-02-2015, 06:56   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Baltic Sea / Kiel Canal
Posts: 286
Re: Neat lifesaver...

pretty good idea for the German Baltic Coast cause Seaking Helis are old and out of order most the time.
sometimes they got its spare parts on the hook
__________________
Tellus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-02-2015, 12:39   #5
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: May 2012
Location: New Orleans
Boat: We have a problem... A serious addiction issue.
Posts: 3,940
Re: Neat lifesaver...

That is brilliant. I wonder about its sutability on boats, but for lifeguards it really is a pretty great idea.
__________________
Greg

- If animals weren't meant to be eaten then they wouldn't be made of food.
Stumble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-02-2015, 12:43   #6
Registered User
 
ontherocks83's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Boat: Checkmate Strobe 201
Posts: 1,593
Re: Neat lifesaver...

awesome find boaty!
__________________
-Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum
-Molon Labe
ontherocks83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-02-2015, 08:28   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: La la Land
Boat: 37' Oyster Heritage
Posts: 410
Re: Neat lifesaver...

It had better drop a crash helmet first!

I wonder what the windspeed limit is? Not much I'd have thought.
__________________
LPG? http://www.sestina-services.co.uk/
sestina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-02-2015, 10:12   #8
Moderator
 
a64pilot's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Albany Ga.
Boat: Island Packet 38
Posts: 17,056
Re: Neat lifesaver...

If you have ever flown model airplanes much, it's really difficult to judge when the model is over something, closer or further.
Tree for example, it's really hard to tell if your on this side or the other side of a tree. I assume than the "drone" would have to have a camera on it to tell if it's over the victim?
How about something like a line trowing cannon, just shoot a messenger line over top of the victim, low cost, low tech, no wind limitations. You would have to have enough sense to not shoot the victim though.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
a64pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-02-2015, 12:13   #9
Registered User
 
Terra Nova's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Marina del Rey, California
Boat: Freya 39 cutter- Terra Nova
Posts: 3,651
Re: Neat lifesaver...

Very cool application!

It is easily possible to make the drone FPV (first person view).
__________________

__________________
1st rule of yachting: When a collision is unavoidable, aim for something cheap.
"whatever spare parts you bring, you'll never need"--goboatingnow
"Id rather drown than have computers take over my life."--d design
Terra Nova is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Froli Sleep System Lifesaver!!! Dulcesuenos Health, Safety & Related Gear 11 02-11-2013 09:58
Anyone Tried Battery Lifesaver, Desulphator? Kristian Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19 22-02-2010 09:10
Mast Lowering - Neat, Permanent A-Frame David_Old_Jersey Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 3 27-07-2009 12:46
Free e-mail that is kind of neat. CSY Man Marine Electronics 0 15-01-2007 18:45



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:00.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.