The Whetman Equipment Sea Contact Tow is a short line for quick close contact rescue of one sea kayak by another sea kayak. Including the new Whetman Equipment Metal Quick release cam buckle with toggle, which also provides length adjustment.
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 Whetman 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.
Now supplied with 2 Whetman Equipment Kraken Karabiners and unique stainless buckle design.
The primary application is a very short quick "contact" towline from a deck line of the rescuer to the bow or deckline of the casualty boat, putting the bow adjacent to the cockpit area of the rescuer.
A diagonal contact across the deck pulls the casualty boat into the side & also offers the quick release to be viewed on the front deck. To activate the quick release pull the cord or pull the yellow webbing tail to release the cam buckle. With a slight applied tension the yellow webbing will then slide through & disconnect the system.
Another 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.
The contact line can be stowed on the foredeck and two rubber rings used to bind the webbing folded neatly. To use grab one end and pull to release the folds and it will be ready to deploy.
Before stowing the line pre-set the yellow length to give an overall contact line length which achieves the desired position of the casualty boat next to your boat. 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 metal bar. Failure to thread the yellow webbing through the metal bar may result in the webbing sliding through the buckle under load. Flat side of the metal bar flush with the edge of the buckle
Practise applying the quick release using the cord and using the tail.
After use wash device in fresh water, clean any dirt out of carabiner gates.
Due to the current government guidelines, our showroom is currently closed to customers. To allow you to still purchase the products you need to enjoy the water, we are implementing a click, confirm, collect service.
We aim to keep most items listed on our website in stock, but occasionally we will run out or have a short delay in getting them to you, for this reason it is important that you await confirmation your order is ready for collection, before making your journey to us.
There will be a delivery option to Collect from our Exeter store - choose this and you will not be charged for delivery.
We will get your items ready and contact you to make a collection appointment. We will also notify you of any availability issues and offer alternative products if necessary.
Come to the front door of the shop, address below, with proof of your order, either a printed or digital copy of your order confirmation, or ID with your name and billing address matching the order.
For security reasons we can only hand over the goods to the person named on the original order.
We are unable to offer physical assistance with loading, however we can advise on collection of a correct and safe technique to secure your boat to your vehicle so you can leave with confidence.
If you have any queries or would like help with your purchase - please do not hesitate to contact us.