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Old 15-03-2018, 00:34   #1
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Life raft conversion to canister + service or replace?

Is it economically viable to convert a valise liferaft to canister when it gets serviced? I mean servicing costs ~300£ if not more and I don't expect a new canister costing less than 200£. True, it's still cheaper than most liferafts I've seen on the market but on the other hand I'd get a brand new one.
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Re: Life raft conversion to canister + service or replace?

Were is the life raft? If it's in the UK then speak to Ocean Safety in Southampton, we used to get the old canister cases from them as they always had a stock available. This would be much cheaper than buying a new case.

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Thanks Pete, yes UK, I'll ask them. As I understood, the raft should be vacuum sealed before, to get the 3 years service interval.
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