Jentine: The idea of a used raft is not appealing but a used one from the factory is something I would consider.
PTC: Thanks for the advice. I was present when they filled my old one and besides not inflating well I was amazed how poorly this one was designed.
GM: Thanks for the links. I am going to post my research
as I continue on the quest for a liferaft.
EC: Thanks for the advice on the Winslow. Expensive though.
PE: I'll look into the availability of local servicing. Though if I have an offshore
raft and am using the boat properly I'll not know where I'll be come time to service.
LR: It's your life. Redundancy is a good thing on the ocean.
SB: Thanks for the advice on local servicing(see PE above) I think I'll lookfor servincing around the areas we intend to cruise
Wheels: good point. I wouldn't want to be alone offshore
: The liferaft I had was a plastimo
. Not to say that this applies to yours b/c the PO abused the one I bought but it would have been a death sentence if I had needed mine
MO: I'll look at the website this evening.