If a member of your crew falls overboard can you get them back in the boat? Swim ladders often aren't enough if the person is injured or incapacitated. In this video, Boating editors discuss a lifesaving device that offers one solution to this problem.The Cleat-Mate (cleatmate.com) is a cleat-, or rodholder-, mounted system intended to assist in getting a disabled person from the water.
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1:14 Impetus for invention.
2:47 Video demonstration.
3:55 Detailed system explanation.
7:24 The Belt.
8:49 Personal rescue anecdotes.
10:20 Rodholder mount description.
11:50 Storage bag mounting and construction.