servicing is expensive in Australia
. Depending on how out-of-date the liferaft is, it can be very expensive indeed. I have paid about anywhere from $640 for a service
on an 8-man RFD to over $1200 for a service on a 10-man zodiac
Given that your liferaft has not been serviced since 2008, It is going to be expensive. You are going to need all the items with a "use-by" date replaced. This includes food
, first aid kit and flares (flares are particularly expensive), so this is never going to be a cheap
. Also, chances are that your cylinder may need pressure test and fill... also not cheap
Sorry if the above is not what you wanted to hear.
To be honest, if your liferaft is less than 8 years old, and you are on a budget
, I'd probably take the chance and not get it serviced... caveat emptor and all that.