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Weems & Plath Announces New Safety Device

Quick reference Man Overboard Wheel Now Available

Published: Friday, March 24, 2017

Weems & Plath, manufacturer of fine nautical instruments, adds to their line of safety products with the release of the Man Overboard Wheel.
 
This easy to use, quick reference, safety tool can save lives. The two-sided quick reference Man Overboard Wheel made of durable PVC, shows the 5-step instructions for the Williamson Turn maneuver on one side and procedures for initial actions and recovery when a person goes overboard from a power driven vessel on the other side. When the user turns the internal dial on the MOB wheel to the current compass heading (A), the tool displays the other two headings that should be used to turn the helm for recovery.
 
The Williamson Turn, sometimes referred to as button hook turn, is a time-honored rescue technique used for vessels under power when the location of the overboard person in the water is uncertain.
 
When a person falls overboard, immediate action is crucial. The priority is to position the vessel near the overboard victim as soon as possible. To do this, the vessel must quickly reverse course by running a reciprocal course. A reciprocal course is putting and holding the vessel on a course that is exactly the reciprocal of the original course. The five step instructions for this maneuver are easy to follow with the use of the Man Overboard compass wheel.

“Safety at sea is a top priority for Weems & Plath, and we are excited to introduce this new product that will help boaters save lives,” says Peter Trogdon, President.
 
Item#165
Dimensions: 8 -1/8" x 8 - 1/8"
Suggested Retail Price: $24.99

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Weems & Plath has been a trusted manufacturer of fine nautical safety and navigation products since 1928 and is headquartered at 214 Eastern in Annapolis, Maryland, 21403.


tags: Safety, Boating 101

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