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Old 26-08-2016, 19:42   #1
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Life Rafts

Any recommendations for a life raft for a 45' Oceanis going round the world?

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Old 26-08-2016, 20:04   #2
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Old 27-08-2016, 05:17   #4
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Re: Life Rafts

Are you trying to fit it the space designed for a life raft on your Oceanis 45? I have the same boat and I'm trying to find a 6 man offshore raft that will fit. I like the Viking raft but I think it might be too big. Hopefully someone has some good info on this.
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I just got the Switlik offshore HD 6 person raft with hard case and cradle.

Switlik - ISO-9650 OPR-HD Offshore Raft Features
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Re: Life Rafts

Howdy and welcome aboard CF Aly!

First, getting a life raft and it's possible use is a debatable topic. Some won't sail offshore without one, while others scoff at them. So, opinions will differ and you should expect opinions to be simply that.

My opinion? If I were going around the world this year I would pick this (6 person, hard case, self righting, inflatable boarding ramp):
Viking RescYou PRO ISO/ISAF Life Raft

If it did not fit in the Oceanus 45 designated spot, I would mount it on the stern in a special cradle with a quick release and a safety knife mounted nearby or on the case.

You can also find many threads here on CF which discuss different aspects of Life Raft designs, choices, age, maintenance, use, etc. here is a list of previous discussions on the topic.

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