The MOM 8-S, is designed to provide the market with lighter, smaller version of the current MOM 8-A. The consists of Switlik's new Underarm Flotation Device (UFD), Inflatable Pylon and Sea Anchor.
The MOM 8-S meets World Sailing Offshore Racing Special Regulation 4.22.1 for Man Overboard Lifebuoys and the Pacific International Yachting Organization Special Regulations as Life Saving Equipment in Section 5.6. The MOM 8-S is the new sailing safety standard.
The soft pack valise is made of Herculite 80 Laminated Nylon. This case is tear and abrasion resistant, impermeable, mildew/rot resistant, UV resistant and easy to clean. The MOM 8-S is rigged for manual inflation. Upon pulling an easy to grab red handle on the valise, the unit will inflate and fall to the water, detaching from the boat to stay with the victim. There is a failsafe to ensure both the UFD and Pylon inflate once fired off.
NOTE: This unit is NOT rigged for automatic inflation. Meaning you don't have to worry about it firing off it it cashes spray from waves or the hose.
The MOM 8-S is Self-serviceable with a 1-Year service interval.