I have a Hanse 385 which, like many modern cruisers it seems, has a 'dedicated life-raft' area located behind the swim platform.
Having sailing her for a while now I've noticed that in a large swell the water
can sometimes hit under the swim platform which has got me to thinking about the safety
aspect of the raft being in there.
We're doing the ARC
rally in Nov and I'm now wondering if the raft should be kept in this location.
My thinking is that if you're at the point of needing to use the raft there's going to be some pretty nasty waves about. Trying to get the platform down, but then also not getting throw into the air whist standing on it to get the raft into the water
, might be really dangerous?
Do others have this setup? Raft in this area? Am I just being paranoid about this?