Originally Posted by UNCIVILIZED
Do I really need to list the reasons why I dislike this thing, & or, think it's an impediment to proper MOB
Edit: If you do a search, a few months back there's another thread on this item.
I think you do, if you want us to know the specifics of your opinion, as I tried doing a search for the thread and given CF's search functionality was not successful (short of spending an hour wading through search results).
It is, in short, a motorized Lifesling. I could see it being effective in very specific circumstances, but in the absence of an actual Lifesling, a complete liability on a range of fronts. Cost, complexity, mechanical failure, this list goes on...
I have an SOS Dan Bouy rigged with an AIS
transponder on the stern rail, a lifesling, and horseshoe on the stern rail. Would never consider the Unsafe Life Bouy. It's a gimmick.