|These are fitted to
the bow of
the vessel, and provide over one metre
of air cushion for the occupants in the event of an
kept permanently deployed with a fit-and-forget non-automatic system,
as the effect of salt water on sensitive
electronics is well known. False triggers from wave impact are also a
problem for marine airbag systems.
Any possible failure due loss of pressure can be easily diagnosed via a simple optical system. We also avoid any stress or trauma caused by explosive inflation of safety devices.
A tall enough driver can still see forward and see obstructions at a safe speed of 10 knots or less.
Colour matching with the RIB tubes can be arranged to minimise the visual impact.