I'll answer my own post, in case anyone is in need of repacking. We used Eurovinil and were very satisfied with them. Excellent English
was spoken and that helped a lot. We toured the facility and discussed the process of inspection
and what would be done to our raft. We witnessed the unpacking and inflation (from shop air) of the raft, and also inspection
of the survival packet. We saw the weighing of the cylinder to check for leakage, and it was well within specs.
The raft was left inflated overnight to check for leakage. We did not return the next day to see the actual repacking, but were very comfortable with this based on our experience with the facility the day before.
One item came out of this that I was surprised at. Apparently, most customers want to yank the cord and see the raft inflate as if it were at sea. I had always been told that this stresses the raft and should not be done unless it is an actual emergency
. For inspections and repacking, you should always use dry air or nitrogen. It took a bit of explaining that I did NOT want to yank the cord, but would prefer inflation from shop air. They agreed and actually provided another old raft for us to yank the cord on. I think this one had been taken in as a trade-in and need to be serviced anyway.
Any comments on using the cylinder to inflate the raft?
Note - if anyone wants more info, I have photos and a more detailed explanation at http://orontes2.com