Sea Kayak Contact Line
Short contact line for quick close contact rescue of one sea kayak by another sea kayak. Quick release cam buckle with toggle also provides length adjustment. Port & Starboard colour coded lines and two colour coded carabiners.
Selection of snag-free carabiner styles available, all held in position by a retainer ring.
Primary application is a very short quick "contact" towline from a deck line of the rescuer to the bow of the casualty, putting the bow just behind the hip position of the rescuer.
Second application is to enable a stablised raft up by crossing the Contact Line over two boats and connecting to the outer deck lines of each boat, then adjusting it to be tight so as to prevent any chance of capsize.
Sea salt crystals can form & block up the karabiners springs and so we highly recommend rinse in hot water after use & spray with silicone spray.
The purpose of this device is to enable a short line contact rescue of one sea kayaker by another sea kayaker by connecting the carabiners to the deck lines of each boat. Suitable rescue training must be undertaken before using this device.
The cam buckle allows adjustment of the length of the line. Simply open the buckle and slide the yellow webbing to adjust. Leave at least 25mm of “tail” out of the buckle.
For the Sea Kayak Contact Line to have the correct effective strength the cam buckle must be backed up by the D ring. Failure to thread the yellow webbing through the D ring may result in the webbing sliding through the buckle under load. Flat side of the D ring flush with the edge of the buckle
Pull the red toggle OR pull the tail of the yellow webbing to release the line. With a slight applied tension that will allow the yellow webbing to slide out of the buckle and disconnect the two kayaks.
Care – after use wash device in fresh water, clean any dirt out of carabiner gates.
Contact Line IP
Original design registered sept 2015. Design right owned by Steve Whetman.