ACR RAPIDDITCH GRAB BAG
The RapidDitch Bag easily stows in an easy-access location.
The tough water resistant fabric and self-repairing, corrosion-resistant zippers stand up to the harshest of elements. With added buoyancy, the RapidDitch will float up to 25 lbs of gear and the new reflective material assist in being spotted by Search and Rescue forces.
Stay together with the new innovative shoulder strap tethering system that unhooks and easily transforms into two 1.2 metre safety harnesses designed to clip to your life jackets to keep everyone connected while in the water. Stay within arm’s length of the RapidDitch bag to ensure all of your safety and signaling gear is available at a moment’s notice.
- Large capacity holds your essential gear for abandon ship situations
- Closed cell “life jacket” foam construction
- Internal pockets, elastic daisy chain organizer
- Water resistant, rugged fabric 600 denier polyester with large self-repairing zippers
- Built in tether strap for bag to allow hands-free use in water
- External pocket allows for instant access to EPIRB
|Size||737 x 254 x 368 cm|
|Material||600 denier polyester and reflective exterior; 210 denier polyester liner|
|Float Load||11.3 Kg dead weight with bag flooded in fresh water|
|Exterior Storage Compartments||EPIRB pocket / mess compartments /1 strobe light attachment /1 clear compartment|
|Interior Storage Compartments||3 enclosed side wall pockets /2 daisy chain organizers /12 slip rings|
|Limited Warranty||1 Year|
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE BAG AND ALL EDITORIAL BELOW IS OF AN ADVISORY NATURE ONLY – AS THE SKIPPER, YOU’RE RESPONSIBLE!
PUBLIC EDUCATION ONLY:
The following is a basic list of survival equipment to pack in your Rapid-Ditch. You must also have a life raft, PFDs, and a complete set of appropriate survival equipment for each. The survival equipment you carry will vary depending on where you boat, type of boating, the time of year, the size of your vessel, and number of passengers likely to be onboard.
All equipment should be appropriately packed and waterproofed. Confirm that the bag remains buoyant once you have packed it The content should be unpacked, checked, and serviced at the start of each boating season, then every 90 days thereafter.
Lubricate zippers to keep them operating smoothly. Your EPIRB / PLB and life raft are your two most important pieces of survival equipment. Treat them responsibly.
Essential Survival Equipment:
- Handheld GPS back up for emergency use, with fresh batteries
- Handheld VHF transceiver, waterproof with fresh batteries
- First aid kit and manual
- Prescription medicines/vitamins
- Fresh water in water-tight receptacles
- Immersion suit or thermal protective aid for cool climates and waters
- Plastic drinking vessel graduated in 10, 20, 50ML, ½ Litre/person minimum
- Sunscreen and lip balm SPF 30+, water resistant
- Strobe SOS Light w/ fresh batteries, qty. 2
- Waterproof battery container, with spare fresh batteries
- Anti-seasickness tablets, six per person
- Signal horn
- Rescue 120DB Whistle – one for each crew
- Signal mirror with sight
- Sea anchor and line as back up for primary attached to raft
Highly Recommended Survival Equipment:
- Toilet paper in waterproof packets
- Safety tin openers, qty. 2
- Blunt nose knife (locking or fixed blade with sheath)
- Strobe light for each PFD on board w/ fresh batteries
- Non-thirst-provoking rations
- Barley sugar or equivalent
- Illustrated table of life saving signals
- Survival instructions
- Nylon line
- Large waterproof bags, Zip-Lock type
- Large clean sponge in a waterproof container
Other Items To Consider:
- Copy of identification, passport, etc.
- Copy of vessel documentation
- Credit card #
- Cash (There is a possibility that you could be rescued a commercial vessel. You may be put ashore in a foreign port. Transportation home would be your responsibility.)
- Immunization records
- Spare prescription glasses
- Spare sun glasses
Visual Distress Signals:
- No single device is ideal in all conditions. Carry different types.
- Subject to respective Australian State Maritime Laws
- Use caution when handling pyrotechnics.
Night Visual Distress Signals:
- Red parachute rockets, SOLAS, qty. 3
- Red distress hand flares, SOLAS, qty. 3
- S.O.S. light
Day Visual Distress Signals:
- Orange smoke, SOLAS, qty. 3
- Marker dye
- Distress flag,V-Sheet
- Weight: 1.5 kg
- Perfect For: Large Vessel - Sailing or Power Boats
- Gear Storage: Large Pockets for Multiple Crew Gear
- EPIRB Storage: Side Pocket for Quick Access