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The commercial standard for liferafts is SOLAS – Safety of Life at Sea. We wrestle with the same issue on our 34' boat. Reply With Quote 31-10-10,17:03 #6 Coaster View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Registered User Join Date Jul 2009 Location home Warwickshire / boat currently in Plymouth Posts 1,961 I wonder I'm willing to risk those odds - I'm far more likely to be killed crossing the road, or struck by lightning, or hit by a meteorite IMHO.

They are designed to spend no more than a few hours in them as coastal means you can be reached by vessel or helicopter within that time.Offshore – Now the liferaft If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. These rafts typically include an Equipment Pack with minimal gear and rations, intended for locations where rescue within 24 hours is likely. domestics to European Saloons. » More about our Automotive Communities iRV2 RV Forum Airstream Trailer Forum Forest River Forums Fiberglass RV Forums Wander The West Jayco RV Forum Luxury Coach Forum

In general there are two distinct classifications: “Offshore” and “Coastal.” A typical offshore raft is considerably more expensive than a coastal raft, and is designed to protect and sustain the occupants All times are GMT -7. This Viking RescYou™ ISO 9650-1/ISAF Life Raft is a good choice for coastal or offshore cruising or fishing.

  1. At one time ISAF standards called for approximately 4ft² of floor space for each occupant.
  2. Safe Sailing Paul Blog: www.suliere.com Reply With Quote 22nd June 2009,05:48 PM #17 imagine2frolic View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Senior Member Join Date Oct 2008 Location
  3. Sound advice from the man that has been out there and done it!
  4. Such a raft comes with food, water, fishing gear and lots of safety and medical equipment.
  5. Also the raft will be equipped with flares and other signaling safety equipment and some water and food plus some first aid materials.

To focus on the practicalities, consider the 15 seconds ready-to-launch rule that racing and rally organisations such as ISAF and World Cruising recommend. So the conversation shifts to what characteristics should we look for and what brands should we review. You will probably sail with a set crew size most of the time. You buy a liferaft for the feeling it gives you.

You can then add extra grab bag items. Find books I want to... All are very basic. We recommend researching life-raft service companies in your area to see whether any will rent a coastal raft to you for this trip.

As a result manufacturers may choose to no longer market products under the ISAF name. A retaining lid might well be held tight by water pressure. This same dink would also perform another function. All rights reserved.

Do I or Don't I? Then 2 will manage in a 12ftr.. If you’re going on a two-year cruising trip, where you’ll be voyaging in an open-ended manner, buying a raft is the most cost-effective and convenient. Inshore boating Rescue platforms are the smallest and most inexpensive rescue buoyancy aids, bridging the gap between life jackets and full-featured life rafts.

And so it goes, friends coming? The drawback to a valise container is that you need to find a secure spot on deck for it while you are sailing, and that spot needs to be protected so We had to strip the coating off the lifelines to do the Harvest Moon Regatta. __________________ http://www.sailblogs.com/member/brogdon/ 14-10-2011, 15:20 #5 Thanna5 Registered User Join Date: Oct 2006 Location: stuart Even better is to do a short firefighting course, so you know not only what to use, but also how to use it!

Pre-plan, practise, think before you set off.” Which liferaft? A new basic 4 man raft cost is 560, about $700. Creative solutions to the challenges of living aboard. Reply With Quote 31-10-10,16:27 #2 photodog View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Lord High Commander of Upper Broughton and Gunthorpe Join Date Apr 2007 Posts 28,736 If the boat sinks,

Reply With Quote Quick Navigation Multihull Sailing Forum Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums Multihull Sailing Forum Need A Member to Look at Two independent, stacked tubes provide redundant flotation should one chamber become damaged. A sudden sinking or out-of-control fire would make you glad to have this platform.It weighs about 16 pounds, and most of that weight is in the inflating cylinder.A good choice for

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Quote: Originally Posted by zeehag i wont buy one--if i have to leave my home because the coach house is awash and we are sinking, i would rather die than deal A coastal raft has the following features:Often just one flotation chamberA single-layer uninsulated floorA partial inflatable canopy covering the raftFewer or smaller ballast bagsA boarding ladder made from webbing to assist For our needs we would be considering a 6 person low profile canister with good ballast/self righting capability. Life-raft options that Im considering are: none; inflatable dingy lashed to the foredeck; coastal life raft (like the Revere coastal cruiser); full-spec offshore life raft.

Reply With Quote 31-10-10,16:54 #5 Bandit View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Registered User Join Date Jun 2004 Location Guernsey Posts 2,734 You would be lucky to last more than The dinghy will not be a secure platform for many people for long, but assuming your EPIRB works, you shouldnt be floating too long. Having an inflatable dinghy on deck and ready to go (already inflated, easily accessible) is the most reasonable option, especially if you have only a few crew and because your future I have the usual VHF communication gear, as well as a radar, AIS, and a new Class 2 EPIRB.

When sailing longer trips we also pack a water proof ditch bag with many additional items such as long sleeve clothing, sun screen, books, granola bars, small binoculars, Portable GPS, Compass, Ballast systems vary, ranging from a single ballast bag about the size of a loaf of bread to the four large bags included on the better Coastal models. Pete __________________ Moody 31 - April Lass 14-10-2011, 16:34 #15 sailorboy1 I promise to put my pants on Join Date: Jul 2007 Location: On the boat somewhere Boat: Page 1 of 20 12345611 ...

Valise: If you store the raft below decks, make sure you can launch it in 15 seconds or less, and get a raft packed in a valise. Giveaway for Survey Participants Mantus Vesper Marine AIS March Contest - Win Up to $1,000 US... Posts 199 Re: Do Catamarans need a liferaft ? I cannot remember for sure.

Reply With Quote 31-10-10,16:39 #4 Ripster View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Registered User Join Date Oct 2008 Location Boat at Brixham Posts 2,166 Same sort of Question as a Simple things like a fire blanket, CO2 and powder extinguishers can be extremely efficient when used correctly. ISO 9650 Type-1 life rafts would include an Equipment Pack designed for more than 24 hours of survival without likely rescue. submit Already Registered?Log In login Inside Practical Sailor Blog The Great Dinghy Debate by Darrell Nicholson on February 08, 2017 Dinghies are the Rodney Dangerfields of cruising.

I believe eventually they did lose the raft? Boat: Hunter 36 Posts: 1,419 Images: 2 Re: liferaft - yes/no? And after checking "life-raft" on eBay, there are viable choices at < $500. Enter an RYA Event View the Racing Rules of Sailing Get a Measurement Certificate or Sail Number View Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) Numbers Racing Information RYA Racing Events Race Officials Racing Rules

They seldom sink or catch fire. Many service agents will allow you to be present when your liferaft is being serviced, so that you can familiarise yourself with the boarding arrangements and the equipment it has.    Find what i have now is gravy. And as for coastal vs cross channel; it's a pointless question since I could no more swim me and my children 5 miles to shore across a 2 knot tide than

Multihull Insurance Forum Considering A Multihull? Mounting a liferaft on the stern could mean you have a better chance of being able to hang onto the boat while deploying the raft that could save your life.