I suspect that if we had never visited the Annapolis Strictly Sailboat show our boat would float at least 2 inches higher. This was one of our more recent acquisitions.
It is very hard to give you a real evaluation of this unit… because you can only use it once. It would be like testing a match… yup it works. It is one of those things you have on board HOPING never to use it. In fact we do everything possible to keep everyone ON the boat.
The good part is that this unit replaces a very long and dangerous man-overboard javelin.