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Old 01-18-2016, 10:26 AM   #1
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Life Rafts..Coastal vs Off Shore?

What's the big difference between a Coastal & an Off Shore life raft? Given that they both have two inflatable tubes, a self inflatable canopy, double floor, etc. Is the main difference the inventory of survival items that each raft has? The Off Shore having a much better compliment of equipment? I have a coastal raft (Revere Coastal Commander 2- 6 man valise) but I also have a pretty complete Abandon Ship bag that is really well stocked. (including an EPIRB, portable water maker, water bottles, canned food, first aid kit, fishing equipment, hand held radio, etc.)

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Old 01-18-2016, 12:45 PM   #2
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Browse through this site (great guys by the way) and all the differences should be pretty obvious. Offshore designed to be used for longer periods and in rougher conditions.

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