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Safety equipment

You will find in this category all the compulsory safety equipment according to the Division 240 which is the regulation applicable to all French pleasure boats under 24m. The particularity of this regulation is that it describes the compulsory and/or recommended safety equipment to be carried according to the distance from a shelter and this whatever the type and size of the boat you are on

What is Division 240?

Division 240 is the official text that regulates the conditions of use and the safety equipment that must be carried on board boats and pleasure craft. One of the important notions of this text is that of the shelter because the safety equipment that it is necessary to embark will depend on the distance from a shelter. Moreover, some boats, even those with a lot of equipment, cannot go beyond a certain distance from a shelter: for example, a sea kayak cannot go further than 6 nautical miles from a shelter and only under certain conditions. To find out more about this equipment and the conditions of use of pleasure craft, we advise you to read our advice page"Choosing your safety equipment" written by the experts at Picksea who are also the authors of the famous Vagnon codes. Division 240 will also make clear the primary role of the skipper in the choice of equipment, the verification of their presence on board and their condition, and above all the decision to use them if the conditions require it.

All the equipment for your safety

In this category, you will also find various pieces of equipment that are highly recommended depending on the type of boat: for example, a set of pins is not necessary on a semi-rigid inflatable but will become essential on an inboard motorboat. Remember to refine your search in the left-hand column! Here you will findmanual dewatering devices, distress beacons, lights, inflatable or foam life jackets, life rafts, VHF , but also first aid kits, harnesses and on-board documents. All these materials have been selected by the Picksea team from the best brands such as Plastimo or 4Water.

Follow and maintain the safety equipment

It is essential to check that the safety equipment on board is and remains operational. To do this, Picksea's experts offer you the opportunity to download a free maintenance logbook on a spreadsheet that will allow you to monitor the condition of the equipment and your boat. This tool has been designed based on the regulatory requirements for tracking the maintenance of training boats or boats offered for hire.

Don't hesitate to contact Picksea experts at 02 97 11 80 95 or on our contact form if you need more information!

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  • <h2>Four function megaphone with integrated microphone</h2> <p>Equipped with a class D amplifier, maximum power 25 W.</p>
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    PLASTIMO

    Megaphone with integrated microphone

    • €156.67
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>A compact and portable handheld fishfinder for stress-free sailing on a boat not equipped with a fishfinder</h2> <p>This reliable and compact instrument will allow you to easily measure the water depth under your boat or during a dive. It is waterproof and can be used down to a depth of -50 meters. To display a value, the Echotest must be immersed.</p> <h2>Features of the Plastimo Echotest II handheld sounder</h2> <h3></h3> </div>
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  • <p style="text-align:justify;"><span id="result_box" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><span class="hps">Pinoches</span> <span class="hps">for the</span> <span class="hps alt-edited">safety of the boat</span> <span class="hps">and its crew</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Simple and efficient</span> <span class="hps">to plug</span> <span class="hps">a</span> <span class="hps">leaking</span> <span class="hps">pipe</span> <span class="hps">for example</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Set of 10</span> <span class="hps">pinoches</span><span>.</span></span></p>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Powder extinguishers from 4WATER</h2> <div class="fiche-txt">These pre-saturated dry chemical extinguishers have been designed specifically for pleasure craft. They are suitable for use in both low and high temperature countries. They are certified according to the Pressure Equipment Directive PED 97/23/EC, the European Marine Directive MED 96/95/EC and NF EN3.</div> <div class="fiche-txt">ATTENTION: all its fire extinguishers must be serviced according to the manufacturer's instructions.</div> <div class="fiche-txt"></div> <h2>Its characteristics</h2> </div>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>The 4WATERfire blanket</h2> <div class="fiche-txt">It is stored in a plastic box with a plastic opening that will allow you to stop the fire quickly. Perfect for reducing the number of fire extinguishers in the galley area of your boat. It also has a quick and easy hanging system.</div> <div class="fiche-txt"></div> <h2>The characteristics of the 4WATERfire blanket</h2> </div>
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    Fire blanket
    4WATER

    Fire blanket

    • €31.67
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    • €28.50
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  • <h2>Turning light + holder</h2> <p>LED Flash reversing light, it is an essential element on board the boat.</p> <h2>Characteristics</h2>
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  • <h2>Emergency VHF antenna RA 114</h2> <p>Emergency VHF antenna RA114, to replace the main VHF antenna, in case of malfunction of the main antenna. Its orange color allows identification of the boat in case of extreme conditions. This antenna is delivered complete with 9 meters of coaxial cable, male connector, and quick installation kit. It is compatible and can be installed on all types of motorboats, sailboats, or inflatable boats. Developed by Glomex</p> <h2>Characteristics of the RA 114 emergency antenna</h2>
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  • <h2>Waterproof portable VHF, the SX-350 has everything of a big one!</h2> <p>The portable waterproof VHF SX-350, new 2022 from Plastimo, is a 3W VHF, which offers 13 hours of autonomy (depending on use). It is recharged via a USB plug (12V and 220V adapters supplied). Dual and triple standby functions, direct access to channel 16 standby, backlit keypad, this VHF will be ideal for your coastal navigation and nautical trips</p> <h2>Characteristics of the VHF SX-350 of Plastimo</h2>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>The 4Water anchor kit</h2> <div class="fiche-txt">This anchor anchor kit will be perfect as safety equipment. It has a flat anchor, a chain, a polyester rope and galvanized shackles. 4Water anchor kit features</div> <div class="fiche-txt"></div> <h2>The characteristics of the 4Water anchor kit</h2> </div>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>The 4Water signaling mirror</h2> <div class="fiche-txt">This mirror could save your life! It has become a mandatory accessory for coastal, semi-offshore and offshore sailing. Lightweight and compact, it will allow you to signal your position using a light (sun, lighthouse, ...).</div> <div class="fiche-txt"></div> <h2>Features of the 4Water signaling mirror</h2> </div>
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    4WATER

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    • €6.67
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  • <p style="text-align:justify;">Foghorn. Indispensable when sailing, especially when the weather turns foggy. Part of the boat's statutory safety equipment. Complies with Division 240</p>
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    Foghorn
    PLASTIMO

    Foghorn

    • €4.67
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  • <h2>Set of 3 regulation flags</h2> <p>This kit includes the 3 regulatory flags:</p> <ul><li>the national flag to comply with Division 240</li> <li>the N&amp;C flags (shown together, they indicate a distress situation) to comply with RIPAM</li> </ul><p>Available in two sizes: 30x40 cm and 50x60 cm</p>
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    Lampe flash flexi light

    Lampe flash flexi light

    • €20.00
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  • <h2>A floating light that lights up when it comes into contact with sea water</h2> <p>This lithium float light is LED powered, which significantly increases its life span due to its low power consumption. The built-in lithium battery has a life of 5 years and is encased in polyurethane foam with the circuitry to prevent oxidation.</p> <p>When you need to use this floating light, simply throw it into the sea and it will automatically light up when it comes into contact with water.</p> <h2>Detailed characteristics of the Plastimo lithium-LED floating light</h2>
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    Floating lithium-LED light
    PLASTIMO

    Floating lithium-LED light

    • €23.33
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    • €21.00
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Complete survival bags!</h2> <p>These survival bags contain only the essentials for survival, in case of an emergency, you will simply have to take this bag with you! One bag contains a first aid kit, 2 insulating blankets, water, food rations and a torch.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Plastimo survival bags</h2> </div>
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    Survival Grab Bag
    PLASTIMO

    Survival Grab Bag

    • €161.67
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>An emergency ladder to get back on board</h2> <p>The retracted escape ladder is in the form of a bag with handles that attach along the freeboard or transom and another handle that allows the person in the water to pull the ladder out and back on board.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Plastimo rescue ladder</h2> </div>
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    Emergency ladder
    PLASTIMO

    Emergency ladder

    • €67.50
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>An inflatable IOR pole to easily locate a person in the sea</h2> <p>This pole will allow you to easily locate a person in the water, it provides a buoyancy of 150 N. It is ISAF-ORC and Division 240 compliant as a "device for locating and assisting a person who has fallen overboard".</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Plastimo inflatable IOR pole</h2> </div>
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    Inflatable IOR Pole
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    Inflatable IOR Pole

    • €228.33
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  • <h2>The reference in lifejackets: the manual Deckvest Alto 75N from Spinlock</h2> <p>Designed for a range of water sports, the Alto product is a lightweight, compact, inflatable flotation device that is worn around the waist. The inflatable tube is manually released from the waist bag and supports the user under the arms. Alto offers users such as fishermen and small boaters a small, easy-to-use, go-anywhere airbag. In addition, once inflated, the product appears invisible, yet is certified as a buoyancy aid.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Deckvest Alto 75n vest</h2>
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  • <h2>White soft floating bailer</h2><p><span>This plastic bailer is useful in case of water ingress on board the boat. Good grip to be efficient in emergency situations. It is flexible and buoyant, it also has a<span> hole to insert a garcette and hang it on the bridge.</span></span></p>
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    Bailer
    PLASTIMO

    Bailer

    • €3.33
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  • <h2><span>Insulating aluminium foil cover</span></h2> <p><span>Dimensions: 1.60 m x 2.10 m</span></p>
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  • <h2><span>Shears designed for cutting cables and guy wires</span></h2><ul><li>Size: 60 cm (for cables with a diameter of about 10 to 12mm)</li><li><span>Not suitable for cutting chain</span></li><li><span>Indispensable on board cruisers</span></li></ul>
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    Cable-stay shears
    PLASTIMO

    Cable-stay shears

    • €49.17
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>An inshore raft suitable for the requirements of the "mid-shore" category of Division 240</h2> <p>Plastimo's Coastal model meets the requirements of the "semi-offshore" category defined by Division 240, in force since 1 May 2015: a liferaft is mandatory in France for any navigation beyond 6 miles from a shelter. This raft will be adapted for coastal navigation, it meets the requirements of the ISO 9650-2 standard. Designed for moderate sailing conditions.</p> <p>To make boarding easier and faster, the raft has a ladder and a handle inside. With a simple bottom, the raft can be inflated to 0° and the tent is positioned by hand. To be visible, the tent is fluorescent orange, reflective strips and an external lamp are placed on the raft.</p> <p>You can find the contents of the safety equipment in the document "Safety equipment". Don't worry about the overhaul of your raft, just bring it back to us, and we will take care of it for you.</p> <h2>The characteristics of the Coastal raft from Plastimo</h2> </div>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>A buoyancy aid vest without zip to put on</h2> <p>This lifejacket meets the requirements of the CE ISO 12402-5 standard. It does not have a zip and is easy to put on.</p> <h2>Discover the Magic Marine 2018 range without further ado</h2> <p>Do not hesitate to discover all our models of wetsuits, jackets, bags and accessories Magic Marine which works for the comfort and the performance of the sportsmen, professionals and amateurs by proposing them highly qualitative products.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Magic Marine Wave Szip buoyancy aid vest</h2> </div>
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  • <p style="text-align:justify;">This lifejacket is part of the mandatory safety equipment for both pleasure and professional boats. This lifejacket ensures safety on board and its foldable collar will save space in the boat's locker.</p>
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    QUEST 150N Life Jacket
    4WATER

    QUEST 150N Life Jacket

    • €29.17
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  • <h2><span>Foghorn to warn boats around you</span></h2> <ul><li><span>Volume: 115 dB at 2 meters</span></li> <li><span>Protects the ozone layer</span></li> <li><span>Operates on liquefied gas at the touch of a finger</span></li> <li><span>Clip-on cartridge</span></li> <li><span>Regulatory</span></li> <li><span>Capacity 200ml</span></li> <li><span>Non-flammable gas</span></li> </ul>
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    Fog horn
    PLASTIMO

    Fog horn

    • €29.17
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    • €26.25
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  • <h2><span>Black folding cone to indicate engine running</span></h2> <p><span>Folded size: 47 x 33 cm</span></p>
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    Black cone
    PLASTIMO

    Black cone

    • €10.63
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  • <h2>Black ball for use at anchor</h2> <p>Diameter: 35cm</p>
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    Black ball
    PLASTIMO

    Black ball

    • €10.79
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  • <h2><span>Orange polypropylene whistle</span></h2> <p><span>Compliant </span><span>ISO 12402-8</span><span> Present on all lifejackets from 100 N and over.</span><span>Often required by race rules, as an accessory to a horseshoe buoy or IOR pole.</span></p> <h2><span>Characteristics of the whistle</span></h2>
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    Whistle
    PLASTIMO

    Whistle

    • €9.83
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    • €8.85
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>An offshore raft designed for extreme conditions</h2> <p>We remind you that it is mandatory to navigate with a liferaft for any navigation exceeding 6 miles from a shelter. This ISO 9650-1 Transocean liferaft meets the required specifications set by Division 240 since May 1st 2015 of the "offshore" category.</p> <p>Suitable for sailing in extreme conditions, it has a floating anchor, a double insulating bottom, the tent is positioned with an automatically adjustable ring and can be inflated to -15°. For added visibility and safety, the tent is fluorescent orange, with retro-reflective and radar-readable stripes and an external light on the raft.</p> <p>The security armament is a <span>FULL armament including water and food (waiting for help estimated at + 24 hours). </span>For the revision of your raft, we take care of it, you will just have to bring it to us.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Transocean ISO 9650-1 deep-sea raft from Plastimo</h2> </div>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>100N approved lifejacket for children from 1 to 12 years old</h2> <div class="fiche-txt">Your little ones should also be safe on the water! That's why 4water offers you the CHOO lifejacket for children adapted to all ages and morphologies thanks to its belt and subcutaneous buckles:</div> <div class="fiche-txt">- 5 to 10 kg for children from 1 to 3 years old</div> <div class="fiche-txt">- 10 to 20 kg for children from 2 to 4 years old-<br />20 to 30 kg for children from 5 to 8 years old-<br />30 to 40 kg for children from 9 to 12 years old</div> <h2>Detailed characteristics of the Choo 4water child lifejacket</h2> </div>
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    Choo 100N child vest
    4WATER

    Choo 100N child vest

    • €35.00
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    • €31.50
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  • <h2>30 meter hand-held probe line</h2> <p>Made of 4 mm diameter nylon braid with coloured coils every metre, and a colour change every 10 metres.</p> <h2>Features of the handheld probe</h2>
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  • <h2><span>Hand pump with syringe, usable in all positions</span></h2> <ul><li><span>Pump + 1m hose</span></li> <li><span>Flow rate of 0.75L per cycle</span></li> <li><span>Overall dimensions: mini 630mm + 480mm stroke</span></li> </ul>
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    Hand pump
    PLASTIMO

    Hand pump

    • €23.33
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    • €21.00
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  • <h2>Funnel scoop with filter</h2> <p>The Plastimo funnel scoop with filter is useful on boats for emptying or transferring any type of fluid by filtering it easily.</p>
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    Funnel scoop with filter
    PLASTIMO

    Funnel scoop with filter

    • €9.17
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    • €8.25
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  • <h2>10 litre plastic bucket with eye handle</h2><p>A bucket is a very simple item but also an essential piece of safety equipment on board a boat. It is also useful for everyday use when cruising to wash dishes, store fish caught,... 10 Litres capacity. Handle with eye to hang a garcette and make its use easier.</p><h2>Characteristics of the 10 litre bucket</h2>
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    10 litre bucket
    PLASTIMO

    10 litre bucket

    • €6.08
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>An offshore life raft adapted to OSR requirements</h2> Be aware that it is mandatory to have a liferaft when sailing beyond 6 miles from a shelter. This liferaft meets the required specifications of the "offshore" category of the Division 240 of May 1st 2019. This model meets the requirements of the ISAF racing regulations categories 1&amp;2, OSR 4.20.2 (d) i-iv, and the ISO 9650-1A standard. <br /><div class="fiche-txt">The raft has a boarding ramp with a handle inside to make access easier. A large surface floating anchor is included, inflation is possible at -15°, the bottom is double and insulating. For good visibility, an external lamp and retro-reflective strips are placed on the raft.</div> <div class="fiche-txt"></div> <div class="fiche-txt">The armament included is the FULL armament (+ 24h). For the revision of your raft, we can take care of it, you will just have to bring it to us.</div> <div class="fiche-txt"></div> <h2>The characteristics of the Plastimo Transocean OSR raft</h2> </div>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Adjustable telescopic spare paddle in sizes 55 cm to 107 cm</h2> <p>This telescopic aluminium paddle is adjustable in length. Compact, it measures 55cm when folded, 107cm when unfolded. Practical, it could be useful in case of a hard blow in a boat or lack of wind in a dinghy! Sold by 2, easy to store in a trunk or even in a bag.</p> </div> <h2>Characteristics of Plastimo telescopic spare paddles</h2>
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  • <h2 style="text-align:justify;">Horseshoe buoy with removable cover </h2><p style="text-align:justify;">Removable horseshoe buoy with a buoyancy of 147 Newtons. The removable cover is made of coated PVC fabric and is anti-UV treated. Available in 2 colours: orange or yellow. Complies with Division 240</p><h2 style="text-align:justify;">Features of the Removable Horseshoe Buoy</h2>
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    Horseshoe buoy with...
    PLASTIMO

    Horseshoe buoy with removable cover

    • €31.33
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    • €28.20
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  • <h2>Horseshoe buoy and turning light set</h2> <p>Complete set including 1 removable horseshoe buoy, with integral wire and polyamide snap hook, 1 reversing light and 1 stainless steel wire support. Buoyancy 147 Newtons.</p> <h2>Description of the set Horseshoe buoy and reversing light</h2>
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  • <h2>Safety lamp with magnetic clip Clip Light </h2> <p>It can be fixed everywhere thanks to its magnetic clip, or pinched on a pocket, a lapel of jacket, on a bicycle frame, as a front or rear light, an under seat or a saddlebag. Its 160 lumens light has a range of 15 meters, and a fixed or flashing white/red mode. It has an autonomy of 3 hours and is recharged by USB port (cable supplied with) </p> <h2>Characteristics of the CLIP LIGHT magnetic lamp </h2>
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  • <div class="pvc-description entry"> <h2>2-part inflatable horseshoe buoy</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">This buoy is composed of two parts: a support positioned on the balcony of the boat and an ABS case containing the rescue device. The case is connected to the support by a rope. In the event of a man overboard, simply throw the case in the direction of the shipwrecked person.<br />The tension on the rope triggers the percussion. 150 N buoyancy: in accordance with division 240</p> <h2>Characteristics of the inflatable horseshoe buoy</h2> </div>
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    Inflatable horseshoe buoy
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    Inflatable horseshoe buoy

    • €91.67
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    • €82.50
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  • <h2 class="product--view--title">Plastimo Trump horn and foghorn</h2> <div class="product--view--caption entry mCustomScrollbar _mCS_1 mCS_no_scrollbar"> <div id="mCSB_1" class="mCustomScrollBox mCS-light mCSB_vertical mCSB_inside"> <div id="mCSB_1_container" class="mCSB_container mCS_y_hidden mCS_no_scrollbar_y" dir="ltr"> <div class="pvc-description entry">The simplicity of a foghorn and the power of a horn: over 100 dB without effort. It works by vibration of a thin plastic membrane that can be replaced by any thin plastic film. Wear-free, unalterable, ecological and economical. The Trump is waterproof because it floats.</div> </div> <div class="pvc-description entry"></div> <div class="pvc-description entry"> <ul><li>Diameter 70mm</li> <li>Weight 140g</li> <li>Length 195mm</li> <li>Supplied with cord and 2 spare membranes</li> </ul></div> </div> </div>
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    Foghorn Trump
    PLASTIMO

    Foghorn Trump

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    • €12.75
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  • <h2>Tubular radar reflector</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">This radar reflector for sailing ship has a very practical form: it presents little dunnage and is installed easily. It is a product of complement which does not replace an active radar reflector, and that does not exempt to carry out an active watch. Model with a surface of reflection of 4m2. The radar reflector must be assembled as high as possible in the mast.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the radar reflector</h2>
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  • <h2>Tubular radar reflector</h2> <p>This reflector radar for boat with engine has a very practical form: it presents little dunnage and is installed easily. It is a product of complement which does not replace an active radar reflector, and that does not exempt to carry out an active watch. Model with a surface of reflection of 2m2.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the radar reflector</h2>
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  • <h2>Lithium reversing light L170</h2> <p>Turn signal light with integrated lithium battery, with a 2 hour autonomy. It lights up as soon as it comes out of the holder and on contact with water. It has a maximum height of 76 metres and is supplied with a 1 metre garcette. Intensity: 2 candela minimum.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Lithium L170 reversing light</h2>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>A protective hood to protect you from the sea spray</h2> This hood will protect your face from sea water splashes that can be uncomfortable to breathe and will make you more visible. It is placed over the head and the vest. <h2>Detailed features of the Crewsaver CrewFit 180N PRO vest hood</h2> </div>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2 style="text-align:justify;">Universal Kill Switch Keys and Lanyard</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">The kill switch keys are made of plastic and the lanyard is also spiral. It has a quick hook. The set includes 7 fuse clips corresponding to the main brands of outboard motors. </p> <p style="text-align:justify;"><em><strong>Safety reminder:</strong> it is imperative to attach the fuse cord to the helmsman while sailing. If the helmsman or the crew is ejected, this prevents the boat from continuing on its way alone with the risk of seriously injuring people who have fallen into the water or bathers on the coast. Several fatal accidents and property damage could be avoided each year if the circuit breaker was attached to the helmsman.</em></p> <h2 style="text-align:justify;">Characteristics of the Plastimo Universal Kill Switch Keys and Lanyard</h2> </div>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>A stable and ergonomic telescopic IOR pole</h2> <p>This telescopic IOR pole is very stable and ergonomic. It meets the requirements of the ISAF/ORC racing rules.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Plastimo telescopic IOR pole</h2> </div>
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    Telescopic IOR Pole
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    Telescopic IOR Pole

    • €190.83
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Distance from a shelter according to Division 240

One of the important notions of the Division 240 is the one of the shelter because the safety materials that it is necessary to embark will depend on the distance of distancing from a shelter. What are these regulatory distances?

The 300 metre band

This is the coastal strip located less than 300 metres from the water's edge. The position of the 300-metre strip can therefore change depending on the tide. This zone is dedicated to beach gear and no safety equipment is required.

The Basic zone less than 2 nautical miles from a shelter

This zone allows a quick return to a harbour for example in case of a sudden deterioration of the weather conditions. The safety equipment in this zone is limited to the strict necessary such as life jackets or a fire extinguisher if you have an engine. This is a dedicated area for simple watercraft such as windsurfers, kite-surfers or paddle boats.

The Coastal zone within 6 miles of a shelter

Going to this zone requires a little more safety equipment as it may take longer to return to port and the distance may require more visible or more effective means of alerting. Thus, even if the VHF is not compulsory in this zone, it is strongly advised as it is the most efficient and quickest way to give the alert. The equipment for this zone concerns a large part of the motorized pleasure boats and small inhabitable sailing boats but there are also adaptations for sea scooters and certain kayaks.

The Semi-Homeless zone within 60 miles of a shelter

This zone concerns all those who want to venture out to sea, to attempt small crossings like the Channel or Corsica. The need for equipment becomes much more important because the intervention of the rescue services can take time, hence the obligation to take a life raft for example. Only motorboats and habitable sailing boats are concerned.

The offshore zone for unlimited navigation

This involves having additional equipment that is essential for long crossings such as a transatlantic or transmed: an adapted life raft, an emergency beacon and a portable waterproof VHF are part of the offshore equipment.