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The SEALANDER is a flexible caravan

The Sealander is a worldwide unique amphibious vehicle. It is a combination of trailer, caravan and yacht in one. High quality and aesthetics of boat-building are combined with the flexibility of a mobile home that results in a dynamic and modern product.

The Sealander is an innovative lightweight vehicle that is a custom-made caravan in the first place, but with the help of a few handles and an outboard engine it turns into an a swimming place for relaxation.
There is no special license needed to operate the Sealander. Just slide it into the water and go fishing, swimming, relax in the sun under the opened roof, have candelight dinner at sunset or do whatever your heart desires – on land or on water!

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There are several features that will make your sailing even more enjoyable – a convertible sunroof, a telescopic element that can be used as a swim ladder, and a stainless steel handrail to ensure safe boarding.

The Sealander is made of a one-piece hull formed of GRP (glass fiber reinforced plastic), a material that is extremly stable but light at the same time.
The wide windows enable a great view on land and seascapes.
The materials are finished with finest details and precision. The sleek and lovely interior combines modern materials like stainless steel and plastic with more traditional materials like leather and wood to create a clean and unique design.

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Manta5 Hydrofoil bikes are half bike

THE FOUNDATION


Based in New Zealand, Manta5 was founded in 2011 by Guy Howard-Willis and brought to life by bike designer Roland Alonzo, both passionate and committed cyclists.

The distinct lack of options for a would-be water cyclist had long played on Guy’s mind, until one day he swapped wondering for action.

HIGH PERFORMANCE SECRET


The original design brief presented no easy feat. Just as a high-performance bicycle, the pair envisioned a concept that was lightweight, fast, agile, easy to transport and assemble. On top of this, the rider would need to launch from the beach, jetties or from deep water, without settling for any existing bulky buoyancy or hulls.

The early human-powered prototypes revealed a vast number of subtle complexities, especially the hydrofoils and propeller profiles, and their position relative to each other. With no real precedent to draw on, the successful equation for a ‘submerged launch’ continually eluded them.

RELENTLESS COMMITMENT


A design-thinking approach with low-res prototyping allowed for quick iterations, paramount to achieving the optimal balance between maximum lift and thrust at low speed, whilst minimising drag at top speed. The team knew they had developed something special when the submerged launch from deep water was achieved – a world first and proof-of-concept.

Manta5’s profile exploded internationally when their prototype won Gold in the Concept Category at the 2017 Best Awards. The video submission was picked up by media companies the world over. The exposure resulted in 350+ million video views on Facebook alone.

DREAM TO REALITY

Off the back of the hype around the world the Manta5 team has grown considerably. Today the team is set to produce the first production bike – the Manta5 Hydrofoiler XE-1 for release early 2020.

Guy Howard-Willis discusses the journey to create the Hydrofoil Bike at Tedx Ruakura, New Zealand, 2018.

CARBON FIBRE FOILS


This combination is impeccably tuned. Striking a perfect balance between stability and maneuverability in all types of water-terrain.

FEATURES

  • Foil tip design minimises drag and extends effective wingspan
  • Rear wingspan measures 6.5ft. Front wing, 4ft
  • General purpose foils. Suitable for lakes, rivers, and the ocean
  • Modular design for easy assembly and in-car transport

YOUR RIDE, CONNECTED.


All Manta5 Hydrofoiler XE-1’s come standard with the GARMIN® eBike Remote. Rugged, compact and lightweight and effectively cycle between the 7 levels of motor assistance. In addition, all Manta5 customers are to be issued with a 20% GARMIN discount code to purchase the fēnix 5 or fēnix 6 Smartwatch to make use of Manta5′ free Datafields on the Connect IQ Store.

RIDERS CAN TRACK

  • Distance
  • Speed
  • Ride time
  • Heart rate
  • Battery charge level
  • Electric assist level

ELECTRIC MOTOR & BATTERY


Clever technology. Ultra simple to use. This waterproof duo is designed to push the limits of what’s possible on water. The motor has proven resilient against rigorous maritime tests yet produces no more than a quiet hum and inflicts zero harm on the environment. Read more about our use of an electric assist motor.

FEATURES

  • Fully submersible IPX8 rated battery housing system.
  • Easy access charging connector with a 4 hour charge time
  • IPX8 rated electric motor
  • 460 watts of pedal assist power
  • Up to 60 minutes of continuous ride time on maximum assist level. Please note, estimated battery run time may vary depending on the weight of the rider, weather conditions, and level of assist.

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CHASSIS & GEARS


In addition to being resilient against saltwater and corrosion, the Hydrofoiler’s frame and gears are packed full of ingenious design details that stay true to the simplicity of a beautifully crafted bike.

FEATURES

  • Aircraft grade TIG welded 6061-T6 aluminium frame
  • Hybrid drivetrain with industry standard components for easy replacement
  • Buoyancy modules designed to streamline the Hydrofoiler both above and below water
  • Easy maintenance crank-set sub-assembly, gearbox sub-assembly, and the propeller/shaft sub-assembly

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Ameo Powerbreather, A Revolutionary DualTube Snorkel‎

We’ve all complained at least once about our snorkel’s design, its discomfort or its filling up with water! Snorkeling enthusiasts, skin divers, open sea swimmers and swimming pool lovers, listen up! A revolution has just started in the snorkeling world with the release of AMEO’s Powerbreather.

Snorkels commonly suffer from two major problems:
– Water flooding your snorkel tube
– Uncomfortable fit and breathing

Forget about water filling in the tube!

The Powerbreather first impressed us with its waterproof system. Ameo has developed a system of innovative valves fixed to the end of the tubes that prevent water from entering the snorkel.

Better breathing and enhanced comfort while swimming

This snorkel revolutionizes the way we breathe underwater. Unlike traditional snorkels, you breathe in and out via two completely separated channels. Only fresh air gets into your lungs. The air exhaled by the swimmer is not expelled through the tube but directly through a valve located under your mouth. For scuba divers, this will remind you the sensation of using a regulator. The key benefit of the Powerbreather is the permanent supply of fresh air, preventing any shortness of breath. For your information, a conventional snorkel increases anatomical dead space. This means that CO2 accumulates and may cause hypercapnia and anoxia, especially during exercise. There are three different membrane systems for just easily and relaxed breathing in (SPEED VENT easy), for medium (SPEED VENT medium) or intensive (SPEED VENT power) training of breathing technique and respiratory muscles.

Who is the Powerbreather for?

Ameo offers 3 different models ranging from 89 € to 124 €. The Powerbreather has a very broad range of applications and therefore the perfect sport device for many different targeted customers: like snorkelers, freedivers, recreational or fitness swimmers, competition swimmers, triathletes, people in rehabilitation. It can dramatically change the way you bang your laps in the pool or swim long distances in the open water and revolutionize your swimming routine. World champions already seem to have included this product in their work out sessions like Jan Frodeno (Ironman world champion) or Thomas Lurz (open water swimmer world champion).

What did we think of the Powerbreather?

We received the product in a beautiful storage case and with a pair of end caps. I instantly loved the snorkel’s unique design, so different from all the tubes I had. With its eye-catching design, the Powerbreather draws attention. Be ready to be answer questions from other swimmers! I tested it during a 1h30 session alternating freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly stroke and free diving. I experienced no shortness of breath, no air perdition and no water infiltration (even during flip turns). No matter how hard I tried to get water inside it, nothing happened! Even swimmers splashing water around me could not. After trying the Powerbreather tube, I can assure you that it perfectly fulfills its promises. Personally, I loved the experience and would highly recommend it.

To sum up, the Power Breather is definitely for you if:
– You swim regularly as a recreational or fitness swimmer. No fighting with breathing anymore.
– You want to improve your performance and breathing experience as a competition swimmer, triathlete or free-diver.
– You want to experience snorkeling and free diving in a new dimension.
– You feel short on breath during exercise.
– You are asthmatic.
– You cannot stand any longer to have your snorkel filled with water.

Avoid it if :
– You are afraid to look like an alien.
– You swim twice a year
– You have a low budget

We believe that the Powerbreather could be a “game changer” in how to swim in the future, similar to the development of the swim googles. 20 years before just the competition swimmers used a google, today almost everybody. In 5 to 10 years you will take your google or mask and your Powerbreather to enjoy swimming for your health or just snorkeling for your enjoyment.

FIRES & MORE CAUSED BY KIDS & ALCOHOL HAND SANITIZER

First, the dateline is Syracuse, NY.  It’s a story about kids playing with ALCOHOL-CRAMMED hand sanitizer, and causing a nearly deadly situation; using it to start a fire in their bedroom!
Some of the blame here comes from access to the internet, with kids seeing videos of oafs their age starting fires with ALCOHOL-SPEWING hand sanitizers.
They think it is a joke.  It’s NOT.
Another part of the blame is that ANY CHILD can purchase ALOCHOL-OVERLOADED hand sanitizer at virtually any store in America.  There SHOULD be laws that makes it IMPOSSIBLE to buy products like that to minors.
Regrettably, it will take more injuries or deaths to make policy maker seven think about constructing laws that are truly crucial to the public’s health and safety; even when it comes to children.
Don’t look for that anytime soon, as politicians are too busy fighting over political ideology, getting reelected and having their own pockets filled in some cases.
And yes, some of the blame stems from parenting; or lack thereof.
TELL your kids how dangerous ALCOHOL-LOADED hand sanitizers truly are.
Next, here’s another fire story from Spokane Valley, Washington about TOXIC ALCOHOL hand sanitizer being misused(from of all places) vandalized portable potties.  Click here and grimace again.  https://bit.ly/2wJ2xFV
That story should show you the lengths some kids and adults will go in order to cause vandalism, or perhaps to get a buzz.
Parents, make certain to do just ONE piece of business today, especially if you have any ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizing products in your residence.  Throw it away safely, lock it away or at very least, put it in a place that is totally unobtainable to young children and even teens.
The reasons are plentiful, including:
Starting FIRES with ALCOHOL-FILLED hand sanitizers and a lighter or match in your home or elsewhere
ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer accidental POISONIN Gamong toddlers
ALCOHOL-LADEN hand sanitizers are used by kids, ‘tweens and teens in order to get DRUNK
Say this out loud to your kids today. “ALCOHOL hand sanitizers are FLAMMABLE and TOXIC!”
Moms, have the old man (or do it yourself if he’s mechanically- deficient) build an impenetrable locked box, storage bin, nuclear bunker or underground cave, secret staircase, safe deposit unit, hidden laboratory—anything to keep it away from them.
Poison control centers nationwide have seen increases in the number of hysterical calls from parents, because one or more of their small kids or teens got a hold of alcohol-based hand sanitizing products.
Next time you need a hand sanitizer, get one WITHOUT ALCOHOL; like the 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer—safeHands® brand.
The obvious way to sanitize your hands is to use soap and warm water. I advocate doing that first and foremost.  But know that if you extremely overdo hand-washing, like using an ALCOHOL-SOURCED hand sanitizer, you can make your hands dry and produce a potential breeding-ground for germs to get trapped in cracks in your skin.
That won’t happen with safeHands® brand soothing 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer.
The prevention of getting harmful germs seems uncomplicated. My hope is that you react to my blogs in a constructive way. After all; these are your kids!
The safeHands® brand 100% ALCOHOL-FREE patented formulation meets all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended testing protocols, with the active ingredient Benzalkonium Chloride, kills 99.99% of germs – all WITHOUT ANY ALCOHOL!
Additionally, unlike ALCOHOL-INFESTED products, safeHands® brand moisturizes while it sanitizes; even on sensitive skin.
With the foaming safeHands® brand hand sanitizer, you get all the benefits of alcohol, without any side effects.  The science is here.  https://bit.ly/2Hek24m
Purchase bottles of safeHands® via AMAZON. https://amzn.to/2Gvzic0
Or, buy straight from the safeHands® brand website. https://bit.ly/2rPBbvy
Reach me at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.
Smart health starts with safeHands®.
Spread the word, not the germs.
BE BIG!

No garage? No problem. Encapsulate your car in the shape-shifting GazeBox

The cost of building a single parking stall in a Seattle residential garage is an estimated $20,000 and $50,000, according to The Stranger. That cost gets passed on to the renters, who can pay $500 more a month in low‐rise apartments, a 2012 Portland, Oregon study found.

The GazeBox likely won’t solve these problems, but it might offer an interesting alternative if your home doesn’t come equipped with a garage. The structure is meant to provide shelter for your car — keeping it safe from sun, rain, ice, snow, and birds — but also transform into a gazebo when the car is parked elsewhere.

The iron framework and polycarbonate panels are movable, to either close down around your car or open up on the sides and let you get some shade. Either side of the structure opens up sort of like a traditional garage, using the included remote. Users can also add on an alarm system or air conditioner.

he Italian company that makes the GazeBox claims it’s easy to anchor to the ground and doesn’t require any special permits if it’s sitting on your property… though it probably depends on where you live. We can’t imagine some hoity-toity homeowners’ associations being too willing to let people have cars sit on their lawns just because they’re encased in a giant plastic shell (although it does look kind of cool with its glowing lights).

The mid-sized option is just over 20 feet long. That might work for homes with driveways but no garage, especially in places with rough winters. One of the toughest things about leaving your car out in a cold climate is chipping away at an ice-covered windshield when you’re already late for work. Unfortunately, those of us with street parking will just have to keep exposing our rides to the elements.

We reached out to GazeBox for pricing information and will update the post with the company’s response.