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Back in the boat: A safer boating experience
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

My result address the problem that getting back up in the boat after one have fallen in can be very difficult. My research led me to focus on the very smallest boats, rowing boats and open motorboats under 6 meters in length.

My solution to the problem is to provide an easily attached footstep that can be reached and pulled down from water level. The product can be adapted to different boats. For the smallest boats, manually activated flotation units can be integrated to prevent the boat from tipping.

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Keyword [en]
Sea, safety, boat, drowning
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-110713OAI: diva2:864683
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Degree Project, Advanced Product Design
Educational program
Master's programme in Advanced Product Design
Available from: 2015-10-26 Created: 2015-10-26 Last updated: 2015-10-26Bibliographically approved

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