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Old 02-12-2014, 17:53   #1
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Shipping Life Raft Overseas?

Our 30-year old Avon life raft flunked its 3-year servicing and the company that was repacking it says that it has deteriorated beyond their ability to repair it. We are now in the market for a new life raft.

However, the choices here in Thailand are limited at best and all stratospherically expensive. We would like to buy one in the USA but the shipping has become a major obstacle. Has anyone out there faced this problem and found a solution?

We are planning on leaving Thailand for South Africa next month but this issue might become a major stumbling block. Making that passage without a life raft is not an option. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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