The MOM 8 then gives you time to return to the victim in a safe and
prepared manner. With the durable lifting straps, getting a victim back
on board becomes easy.
With the MOM 8 the only focus is on pulling a single pin. Located on
the top of the canister is a deployment handle, which when pulled,
releases the bottom of the canister and allows the inflatable devices to
automatically inflate while falling into the water.
When inflated, the ballasted Locator Pylon has a 6-foot waterline
height. Located on top of the pylon is a water-activated,
lithium-powered, flashing light with 5 years of life. The light can be
seen nearly a nautical mile under normal night conditions. The pylon has
2 SOLAS reflective panels to aid the boat's search.
Tethered to the horseshoe and the pylon is a 16" diameter, ballasted,
self-opening Sea Anchor to reduce downwind drift keeping the victim in
the same position as when he went overboard.
The MOM 8-S meets ISAF 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 sailing safety standard.