Liferafts For Coastal Waters
DO YOU REALLY NEED ONE?
By Glen Cairns
DO YOU really need a liferaft? Well, if
you are out in water over your head, you
certainly should consider having some
alternative to your boat! Many small
cruisers and sailboats do not even carry a
dinghy, or if they do, it is stored in such
as way as to be useless in most “abandon
ship” situations. On striking an object, a
boat can fill and sink in just a few minutes. Fire is another very real risk on a
small boat. Do you have an “abandon
Here is an example of a basic coastal style
raft being boarded under the least likely
conditions. Photo courtesy of DSS Marine.
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