Our 30-year old Avon
life raft flunked its 3-year servicing and the company that was repacking it says that it has deteriorated beyond their ability to repair it. We are now in the market for a new life raft.
However, the choices here in Thailand
are limited at best and all stratospherically expensive. We would like to buy one in the USA but the shipping
has become a major obstacle. Has anyone out there faced this problem and found a solution?
We are planning on leaving Thailand
for South Africa
next month but this issue might become a major stumbling block. Making that passage
without a life raft is not an option. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Fair winds and calm seas.