HSA Rescue Boards come in three models.
THE STANDARD is where it all began, first product introduced to the public, still in our line today. The “go to” board for rescue professionals. Nimble enough to pivot in dynamic water conditions but not inhibit performance. Small enough to sink the board and wash a victim onto it. Enough surface area to package a victim with grabber or carry a few boards to your surf destination
THE TOW BOARD is the ultimate utility platform specific for tow surfing ability to load two boards side by side. Extra floatation/volume for chilling between sets. Elliptical outline. Tail and handle layout specific for boarding while padding a tow or surfboard. Short rope tail.
THE CUTTER is for those who want more cargo capacity such as sailboarders, divers and tow surfers who need more space for gear. Recommended for bigger body types (185lbs and over) and in cold water area’s where being high & dry reduces exposure.
Optional PWC mounting kit available for attaching the Rescue Board to your watercraft comprised of three heavy duty stainless steel U bolts with integral waterstop rubber gaskets.
Allows PWC to be towed by another watercraft when in distress (a.k.a. swamped). Allows PWC to be spring tied in harbor. Prevents your PWC from moving around in strong harbor currents. Allows PWC to tether off to other vessels & moorings in the ocean. Easy access loop on one end with heavy duty stainless steel quick clip carabiner on the other.
Inside diameter is considerably smaller than a water ski handle. Designed to greatly reduce the potential of an arm, leg or head entrapment. Grip is extra cushy, EVA rubber that reduces hand & finger fatigue. The braided handle is the same as 12” handle with added 5’ textured leader, so that you can tell by feel exactly when the handle is nearing you. Additionally, this allows you to change rope lengths with one rope.
Stainless steel snap shackle with 1″ tubular loop webbing attached to pull pin. Other end of tubular loop webbing is attached to the hull on the port side near the operator’s calf which allows operator to deploy ANYTHING attached to quick release effortlessly and instantly. With one pull you can be separated from any potential hazards for the operator or the rider.
PWC's were never designed or engineered to accommodate Rescue Boards. Extensive time on the water has proven that basic wear can occur between the PWC and rescue board interface. HSA addresses this by creating mount kits which reduce wear & tear on PWC and rescue board and provide a foolproof connection between the ski and sled. Properly rigged a rescue board provides a smoother ride for people and payload. Comes with heavy duty front and side mounting U-bolts with rubber gaskets and a 3 x 7 inch skid plate for the point where front of the sled rubs on the ski. Special larger custom skid plates available for an extra charge for Yamaha, Honda or other skis by special order, email us for information.