A hot wire technology, shaped block provides extensive floatation (500N) , encased in an extremely durable vinyl/cordura shell. The EPS block will absorb a nominal amount of water (0.02%) over a prolonged period under water – & does not break down inside the casing. If securely fastened will be the last piece of kit to come out of your boat if it is stuck! By no means rocket science – the BFD has in many instances replaced the need for airbags giving a much more reliable form of floatation.
BFD Type 1 are suitable for the vast majority of open canoes in use in the UK including the following:
OLD TOWN – Discovery 119, Discovery 158, Discovery 169, Discovery 174, Camper 16.
MAD RIVER – Intrigue, Explorer, Teton, St. Croix.
VENTURE RANGER – 16 and 14.
NOVACRAFT- Bob Special, Pal.
This is not a definitive list and may fit other boats. Please call for advice.