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Old 08-02-2013, 07:18   #46
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Re: Life Raft Brand?

I am the Switlik Marine Sales rep out here in Trenton, NJ... If any of you gentlemen would like a decent price on a Switlik Life Raft, contact me and I can absolutely help you out!Switlik Marine - Life Rafts and Man Overboard Survival Solutions
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:46   #47
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The Avon Six Man Life Raft is a pretty good one. Steven Callahan was aboard one for 76 days and crossed 3/4 of the Atlantic Ocean on it. He was saying how glad he was that he got the larger size.

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Old 08-02-2013, 11:33   #48
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North Pacific, I need your postal code to get the shipping charges.

Matt, I'm sure you can save a few bucks if you pick it up at the factory in Jacksonville.
I'll work up a Boat Show Price for you.

If you guys want to email me it's HopCarMarine at Bellsouth dot net.
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Old 08-02-2013, 23:01   #49
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NP and Matt, I have the show prices but they asked me not to post them yet.
If you email me through my website, I'll be glad to quote you.
NP I need your postal code to get a shipping quote to Canada.
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Old 08-02-2013, 23:17   #50
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Hi Hopcar,

Your email does not work for me?

I shall try again
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Old 08-02-2013, 23:23   #51
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Nope does not like that email at all!
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Old 08-02-2013, 23:49   #52
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If you were skydiving would you buy the cheapest parachute? just kidding.

The best raft is one you do not have to use.
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Old 09-02-2013, 00:35   #53
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If you were skydiving would you buy the cheapest parachute? just kidding.

The best raft is one you do not have to use.

See that's the trouble with todays Young generation! You want the best of everything, Free boats, Best rafts, and you want BLOODY Parachutes for Skydiving!!!!!

Listen son in my day we where tough! Only the Girls used Parachutes! http://www.cruisersforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:51   #54
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Hi NP, of course it didn't like that address, I screwed it up!
Try this one: hopcarmarine at yahoo dot com
You can go through the contact page on my website as well.
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It looks like I need a complete address to get the quote on shipping.
Where the heck do you live? Someplace with Polar Bears for neighbors?
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When it comes to rafts I'm a big Switlik fan myself. the Quality is really second to none. My father always swore by his Switlik raft and I guess the apple didn't fall far from the tree. They are not inexpensive but my thinking is if "it" ever happens I don't want to regret having bought a cheap piece of equipment.
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Old 09-02-2013, 20:07   #56
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PCamacho is it true Switlik has a new style raft with 5 yr. service? Are you planning to be at the boat show">Miami Boat show one can see it? If so can a show special be had?
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I think the 5 year plan is planned around the CO2/N2 cylinder. They require a pressure test every 5 years.
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Hi NP, of course it didn't like that address, I screwed it up!
Try this one: hopcarmarine at yahoo dot com
You can go through the contact page on my website as well.
www.hopkins-carter.com

It looks like I need a complete address to get the quote on shipping.
Where the heck do you live? Someplace with Polar Bears for neighbors?
Yip dam close.

Ill email it to you!

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When it comes to rafts I'm a big Switlik fan myself. the Quality is really second to none. My father always swore by his Switlik raft and I guess the apple didn't fall far from the tree. They are not inexpensive but my thinking is if "it" ever happens I don't want to regret having bought a cheap piece of equipment.
My Dad used to swear by his liferaft as well. Did your dad every use his?
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My Dad was an Electrician.... Hence I didnt start sailing till I was 42 and I still cant wire a damn plug....
Actually I can wire a plug but not much beyond LOL.
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