Worst case scenario:

In response to misunderstandings about how to use this product, I will explain in short, the worse possible storm happening.

  1. When a bad storm approaches and you are in harms way, assemble the shelter as outlined in the instructions.
  2. Enter the shelter only if needed as the situation demands.
  3. Secure yourself and others as instructed.
  4. Await the happenings of the storm with the shelter air vents open.
  5. If you become in a water rising event and the water height is more that half way up on the shelter, plug the center holes and release the hold downs. now you will be afloat and the air will be coming in the upper 4 air vents. The likelihood of ever having to plug the upper air vents would be extremely rare. This would be done ONLY in a completely submerged situation. To have the shelter completely submerged is VERY unlikely because of it's 90% plus buoyancy.
  6. Upon floating loose, of course the shelter would be held upright with the two large foam cells and the weight of its occupants being at the bottom strapped in the seats. this may be a rough ride but still a safe one if strapped in correctly.
  7. Upon the storms passing, and if at sea, the emergency transmitter should be received by the Coast Guard and help should be received in a short period of time. How long would only depend on the remaining people responding to our area.
  8. You should have planned for the worst and have provisions for at least 4 days on board. Its a waiting period that can cause much stress but at you are alive and far better off that being out in the elements of the storm.
  9. Exiting the shelter from a floating situation one would merely unscrew one of the upper panels (with supplied tool kit) and exit. The shelter could be towed back and disassembled for future use.
  10. One (YOU) should plan for the worst. Please read the use and procedures page also.