Kemp USA 53" Mesh Cutaway Rescue Tube for Lifeguards
The Kemp USA Mesh Rescue Tube is a high-quality premium rescue tube is designed to last longer than your standard tubes. This rescue tube has a flexible and durable nylon mesh casing around the foam providing extra support to the foam cell structure. The nylon casing also adds texture to the tube for extra grip, which can be very useful when a quick rescue response is required. This rescue tube is 53" long with a cutaway design. Popular for larger swimming areas such as pools, lakes, and ocean beach fronts.
The following formula (In Laymen's Term's) is used in the process for calculating part
of the Coast Guard approval process for minimum buoyancy!
If a man weighs 200 pounds on land, he only weighs 10 pounds in the water.
80% of the human body is water. Water in the body has no weight in the water.
200 pounds x 80% = 160 pounds. So 200 pounds at 160 pounds = 40 pounds.
The human body is 15% fat, fat is lighter than water.
200 pounds x 15% = 30 pounds. So 40 pounds 30 pounds = 10 pounds.
A 200 pound person only weighs 10 pounds in the water.
So, if a man weighs 350 pounds on land, he only weighs 17.5 pounds in the water.
350 x 80% = 280 pounds. So 350 pounds - 280 pounds = 70 pounds.
350 pounds x 15% = 52.5 pounds. So 70 pounds - 52.5 pounds = 17.5 pounds
A 350 pound person weighs 17.5 pounds in the water.
This Cut-a-Way Rescue Tube is equal to 51 Lbs of Buoyancy.