I bought my Givens in 2009, I had it serviced in The Netherlands
for €350 and that included replacing a lot of safety equipment
that had the aluminum parts
completely corroded after the Givens had fallen in the sea, but didn't inflate. I didn't open it for five years and all the flashlight and aluminum parts
were white dust...
Jacobs Llifesaving w.jacobslifesaving.com They service all brands and even changed the arming system and gas bottle on my raft. They removed half of the water
and I am not crossing the Pacific anytime soon and am just cruising around Europe
for the forseeable future.
Jacobs shrinkwrapped my raft and gave me three years between inspections, but as my raft is only on the boat
for six weeks ever summer and mostly lives in a warm dry environment
, I will wait two more years before I ask Jacobs to open it again.
Of course, when I first dropped it off, they tried to sell me another brand, but when they inflated the Givens and saw the high quality of the build, they stopped talking about a new raft.
I have a manual somewhere and if you google
my name and send me a PM from my website, I will send you a scan of the manual. I will have to look for it, but I know it is NOT on the raft package.