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Old 03-10-2015, 11:39   #16
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Re: Rail mounted life raft

Originally Posted by donradcliffe View Post
Our judgement is based on our experience. I was in Costa Rica when the local fishing boats were newly required to have liferafts, so liferaft theft was a national pastime. My latest liferaft mount design was all stainless with quick release pins that could be replaced with padlocks when I was nervous about thievery or stored the boat.
I had thought of that, too. I was going to just sling a bike-type cable around horizontally and padlock it in port.

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