Originally Posted by foustjl
Do you leave it or stay there and watch?
You are betting your life--literally--on the condition of the raft and the quality of the job that is done repacking it.
One might suggest that if you don't stick around to observe what is done, you might as well roll the dice.
Humans make mistakes
, and that includes raft packers. And that's ignoring the documented issues with repackers actually stealing the raft and returning a cannister full of something else. (Yes, it has been known to happen.)
the simplest and most cost effecxtive routine may be to sell the raft while it is still in certification
, and buy a new one. Once you figure out devaluation versus the cost of continuing recertifications (including restocking and repairs) and add in your time and effort and shipping
costs, the numbers aren't so different as they might seem.