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Old 05-20-2019, 03:11 PM   #1
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Best Canister Life Raft?

Finally time to get a life raft on the boat, what would everyone recommend based on the following, note I have limited experience or knowledge of current rafts/systems.
-4 to 6 people capacity (usually just 3)
-Mostly cruising the pacnw with some trips to Alaska and maybe Hawaii in 2 years.
-Big plus if the canister can attach to the rails or be out of the way
-Would prefer a longer service interval.


-Offshore versus coastal, is there something in-between? Whats the major difference?

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Old 05-20-2019, 05:28 PM   #2
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Finally time to get a life raft on the boat, what would everyone recommend based on the following, note I have limited experience or knowledge of current rafts/systems.
-4 to 6 people capacity (usually just 3)
-Mostly cruising the pacnw with some trips to Alaska and maybe Hawaii in 2 years.
-Big plus if the canister can attach to the rails or be out of the way
-Would prefer a longer service interval.


-Offshore versus coastal, is there something in-between? Whats the major difference?

Thanks
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:42 PM   #3
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Have a look at the Revere six person life raft.

You will need to decide if you want a coastal raft for the PNW and Alaska, where recovery is near, or ocean crossing for Hawaii. Two different applications.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:54 PM   #4
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Is there any downside to an offshore one other than cost?
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:22 PM   #5
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Purchased a 6 person Revere coastal, with frame and shell.


Purchased a coastal since I anticipate being plucked within 12 hours based on EPRIB activation.

Nice set up and appears easy to manually deploy


Piece of mind.

Best money I ever spent and hope to never use!!!
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In the PNW, I would also have survival suits, and probably get them before Id get a raft.
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In the PNW, I would also have survival suits, and probably get them before Id get a raft.
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Agreed, everyone has one but the dog. The dog might appreciate a raft that she hopefully never uses
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