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1.SEAWAVE Safety features

Paddling back into a shelter, even when one (or two!) side-tubes are punctured!
the volume of the “inflatable-floor” alone of an inflated Seawave is av. 180 liters – if you remove the weight of the materials, this gives 175 kg of buoyancy for that floor only: enough to carry “out of the water” 2 paddlers weighing 87 kg each.
(For comparison, the average thickness of a two-seater “High-Pressure” I.K. Dropstitch floor is 7 cm, which for an average width of 45 cm and an average length of the floor-piece of 3 m, gives a volume of 94 liters, i.e. taking into account the weight of the piece, a buoyancy of 90 kg… for 2 paddlers).
Video: https://youtu.be/zLZ3Tp9D720
or : https://youtu.be/zLZ3Tp9D720
Being able to paddle to a shelter, even when the floor of your Seawave is punctured!
This one will only work if you’re sailing with the deck.
Every regular user of inflatable kayaks has accidentally punctured the bottom of their boat, or had it suddenly deflated due to a faulty inflation or overpressure valve.
With the Seawave, your deflated bottom will sink only 10 to 15 cm, depending on your weight… A position in which you can still paddle relatively well, or even effectively at normal height, if you fold the inflatable backrest over the seat and sit on it. Explanation: the four metal hoops/Arcs that hold the deck in place are extremely tight and keep the boat “under tension”, so as to stretch the deck as far as possible. This has the effect of forcing the side flanges outwards, preventing the bottom from digging in too much, and thus allowing you to sit with enough height to paddle!
Video: https://youtu.be/IzMi67aRmCs
or : https://youtu.be/IzMi67aRmCs
Seawave overturned in the open sea – emptying, righting and climbing-in!
Righting and emptying: The Seawave – even when fitted with a deck – is designed so that a swimmer can right it using the lifeline running all around the model. When the boat is turned over, all the water on board is evacuated through the coamings, so your righted boat will be empty (except for a few centiliters) when you get back on board.
The volume and shape of the side-tubes allow all the water on board to be evacuated when the boat rolls over.
However, learning and practicing this technique and its timing are essential to the success of the operation, as the movement must be slowed down at the beginning of the move to allow all the water to drain away.
Climbing back aboard: the primary stability of the Seawave’s hull, the moderate height, shape and robustness of the deck reinforcements and the presence of a judiciously placed lifeline, allow two types of ascent into the boat: without additional buoyancy from the stern, and with the help of a “Paddlefloat” from the side (learning and training in these two techniques will nevertheless be essential for successful operations in heavy seas).
Existing video: https://youtu.be/WmZRBdP3CgA
or : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmZRBdP3CgA&t=24s

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