FIG. 10 is an assembled view of a variation of the alternative embodiment of the floatation device shown in FIG. 8. In this embodiment, which is preferable with respect to simplicity of manufacture and user comfort, bent foam tube 20' is eliminated. However, a user would have to cut a foam tube 20 to fit sleeve 630 which is approximately 22 inches. Sleeve 630 is also fitted with end cap 103' which functions the same as floating end caps 103.
Seat bottom 14 prevents spreading of floatation device 10 by holding sleeve 12 in a U-shaped pattern, which in turn holds flotation device 10 in the same U-shaped pattern because of its general U-shape configuration. Once the chair is formed and placed in the water, the user can then sit in device 10 as if it were a chair as shown in FIGS. 5 and 6. In addition to using the device in an upright position, the user may also lay on the top of invention 10 in a supine position and still be supported as shown in FIG. 7. Referring to FIGS. 5 and 6 again, while in an upright position, the user has unrestricted use of arms and legs for propulsion and/or exercise purposes because device 10 allows the user's body to float while being mostly submerged in the water.
science of the equilibirum of floatable devices (i.e. air ballon, blimp, dirigible), study of dirigibles and balloons, study of gases in equilibrium
Extrasport Eagle Personal Flotation Device Red/Black, XS/SM:
Fancy a day spent fishing from your sit-on-top angler kayak? Since you already have the necessary tags and permits, why risk incurring the wrath of the DWR officer by not wearing your Extrasport Eagle Personal Floatation Device. Designed with fishing enthusiasts in mind, this lightweight PFD has wide armholes for free-range casting and ample adjustments for a finely-tuned fit. Glide Fit foam construction ensures a personal fit and easy paddling, so you can find the fishs favorite hiding spot without too much physical agony. Find fishing offensive? The Eagle lets you soar over slow-moving lakes and rivers for years on end. A Type III vest, the Eagle stands ready to keep your head above water if you stretch a little far overboard in your efforts to net your catch. The 200D ripstop nylon should survive more than a few seasons of intense weekend paddling. Glide Fit technology uses two different sized pieces of foam to provide buoyancy, but tweaks the pieces for maximum comfort. A larger piece of foam wraps lies closest to your body and conforms to the shape of your chest. A smaller piece of foam takes the outer side, and is wrapped in a patented sleeve to help the foam pieces slip n slide over each other. When youre not fighting the floaty stuff, paddling becomes entirely pleasurable. The Baja Back makes sitting in your kayak seat sweet by using a skinny piece of foam at the bottom of your back. The front zip entry keeps the PFD on your body and two front buckles keep the vest close to your chest. Adjustable shoulder straps reduces the chances the vest will cramp your casting style, while the mesh below lets your shoulders breath. Two oversize front pockets on this Extrasport PFD provide easy access to sunscreen and angling accoutrement. - Extrasport - Paddle>Pfds & Safety Gear>Personal Flotation Devices (Pfds)
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