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LIFESLING Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System

Model # 357634Mfg # WMLS2

$179.99

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Product Description

The Lifesling2 saves lives!

Lifesling2 Informational Video and Demonstration

Get your crewmember back onboard fast! Lifesling2 is Coast Guard approved and works better than a ring or horseshoe buoy because:

  • It can be towed to the overboard crewmember rather than the crewmember having to swim to it—this eliminates the danger of the crewmember coming in contact with the hull and propeller
  • It can be used as a lifting sling if the crewmember needs help out of the water

The Lifesling2 system consists of a flotation collar which is a blend of the traditional horseshoe buoy and a helicopter rescue sling. It’s connected to 125' of multi-filament polypropylene retrieving line which allows the flotation to be towed or thrown to the overboard crewmember. The collar and line are stored for protection against the elements in a new more rigid and attractive vinyl storage bag. Graphics on the bag illustrate the instructions for recovering a person in the water.

Note: This USCG-approved Lifesling2 is for powerboats with a lifting point 10' above the water, and sailboats over 20' LOA.

  • USCG Type: Type V which substitutes for a Type IV
  • Configuration: Horseshoe Buoy/flotation collar
  • Buoyancy: 21 lb.
  • Material: UL-approved foam, line, webbing
  • Dimensions: 22"H x 12.5"W x 5"D
  • Color: White storage bag; yellow Lifesling
  • Mounting/Storage Provisions: Storage bag, (Rigid case available, sold separately)
  • Warranty: One year

Owner's Manual

Also view Lifesling3, made for use on larger recreational and commercial vessels.

Specs

Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System

Style Horseshoe
Type Lifesling 2

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Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Waterproof (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (10)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (10), Intermediate (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good, Solid product

I don't intend to use this product too often, but when I need it, I want to know that it will be easy to use and be able to help anyone that should fall...Read complete review

I don't intend to use this product too often, but when I need it, I want to know that it will be easy to use and be able to help anyone that should fall overboard no matter what size person they are. The Lifesling 2 is solid and lightweight, and can be thrown to a child or a large adult. It has a convenient storage case that can attach to your boat rails or stow neatly under a seat. It was a great purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great system, only one issue

A great safety product. My only issue is that my 4 year old Lifesling2 storage bag has fallen apart due to exposure to the sun. Bag needs to be made of a more sun-stable...Read complete review

A great safety product. My only issue is that my 4 year old Lifesling2 storage bag has fallen apart due to exposure to the sun. Bag needs to be made of a more sun-stable material.

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5.0

Very well built

By Catalina Sailor

from Michigan City, IN

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System:

    Very well built product,easy to mount. This is one product i've purchased that I hope we never have to use...but if we do I have confidence it will purform as promised.

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
     
    5.0

    Lifesling2

    By Tartaned

    from Stuart, Fl

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Quick View Instructions

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      Comments about Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System:

      Easily stored. Elegantly simple to use.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
       
      5.0

      Don't go out without one

      By VG

      from Copperopolis CA

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System:

        Well Made

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Product Except the Bag

        By Sea Weasel

        from Vancouver BC

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Case is not durable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System:

            I have had to use this device, and not just for towing buddies behind the sailboat in the summer after the race. It functions well. The ONLY thing I will say is the bag is garbage, it fills with water and other debris easily and after one season looks really rough. Now I had a life sling one and the case stayed their for years before I had the boat but it was unsightly. I am guessing the hard case is the way to go.

             
            5.0

            No Brainer

            By Restoration Man

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating

              Comments about Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System:

              One of those things that you hope to never need, but want there if you do need it. About the same price as a Jim Bouy horse collar type throwable, but with the advantage of being attached to the boat to make retrieval easier.

               
              5.0

              Still the best OB rescue system

              By Ron & Cricket

              from Astoria, OR

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to use
              • Saves Lives

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating
                • Overboard Rescue

                Comments about Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System:

                This product is the best and easiest to use on the market. I have been using this overboard rescue system on our sailboats since 1995.

                 
                4.0

                lifesling2 overboard rescue system

                By John

                from Mobile AL

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating

                  Comments about Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System:

                  nice compact system, that is protected by the weather/uv and easy to deploy

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Price Changed?

                  By jc

                  from racine wi

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System:

                        I have experience with this model and I am confident with it's quality and capabilities.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        I was pleased to find a $20 coupon in my mail box this morning and immediately checked for this item online. Then I checked availability at my local store and asked them to hold one for me. Two hours later when I got to the store, the price was $5 higher than what I had seen online. The clerk and I verified the online price vs the register price and they were both higher than I had viewed hours earlier. I still bought this item as it was exactly what I wanted, but I am disappointed I had to pay more than originally advertised. The next time I will be sure to print the online advertisement before going to the store.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Security and reassurance.

                        By Mark

                        from Watkins Glen, NY

                        About Me Beginner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • High quality construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Boating

                          Comments about Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System:

                          For our first boat, a 1974 CAL 25 sailboat on Seneca Lake in upstate NY, the Life Sling was highly recommended by our USPS instructors and by many others in our yacht club. Easy to mount, easily deployable, with very clear instructions. This gives us a great level of confidence for MOB, which we hope will never have to be used.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          easy to use safety device

                          By Jay

                          from Marblehead MA

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Quick to deploy

                          Cons

                          • Velcro attachment is skim

                          Best Uses

                          • Boating

                          Comments about Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System:

                          sailing with just my wife, we need a simple device for a mob situation. This device fits the bill. its easy and quick to deploy in a short handed situation.

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