60m floating sea conveyor as customer transportation to/from a deck 30m offshore. Can anyone give me some advice pls? Answered
The aim of this creation is to assist weak/tired swimmers. The platform (used for watersports) is quite far from shore (30m) and even with lifejackets I don't want anyone getting in trouble or drifting off. I do have a boat for emergencies but it's too small for regular use Anyway, I was watching a ski lift and thought that the principle should be applicable (in theory!) to my problem.
So far (not very!) I thought I could use waxed nylon rope with floats placed approx every 1.5/2m for people to hang onto - the bit I have no idea about is how to get it all around the mechanisms which power it ( "mechanisms" because I can't remember the names, I really am a beginner so pls go slow!). Also a bit vague re marine engineering considerations (type of materials etc) and power. I know I haven't got very far but someone could pls lend me a bit of their brain it would be much appreciated. Simple and not massively expensive would be a big relief!
Thanks again for reading this,