When you’re out on a boat, you need to have enough flotation devices for everyone on board. Before setting out on a lake or on the ocean, you need to examine the devices to make sure there is nothing wrong with them as there are a few common issues that you might see. Here are some of the most common problems that affect flotation devices, and advice from The Foam Factory to help solve these common challenges.
One issue is that the buckles don’t secure properly. You can remove the buckles and restraints from the devices, adding new ones that will properly latch. Faulty buckles could also mean mattress replacement with the device as the feature could keep the foam cushion from adhering to the body in the proper manner.
Another issue that you might come across is the mattress foam being thinner than it was when the devices were purchased. You would need to remove the foam, replacing it with a sturdy material that will provide the support needed while in the water. The foam that you use should be waterproof or made of a material that quickly dries after getting wet.
One of the issues that you might see with your floatation devices is that they are too wet and don’t offer the support for the person wearing the device while in the water. The foam inside isn’t drying like it should, causing the device to become too heavy. Boat mattress replacement material can usually be used as a flotation device as it tends to repel water better than an ordinary foam material.