Liferaft - buy or hire
I need a 12 man so rent two 6 man rafts and for the last 3 years have found it noticeably cheaper to hire. I will admit though that the gap has narrowed and some of the new compact 12 man rafts are very convenient and even in cannisters are very neatly stored. I suspect Ian's right, if you sell at the right time and price and I may be tempted to try and do exactly that for the new boat this year, selling after two seasons and buying again ?
For sheer convenience - renting from the right company takes some beating though and certainly avoids further capital outlay.
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