Originally Posted by Andy Moore
£500 per annum would put you in the market to buy one, no?
16 man SOLAS B to own plus service every year, plus pay for any repairs at the time of service plus pay for SOLAS kit as it expires (First Aid, flares, torch bateries etc.), No.
Hire is definatly the way forward, just knowing that as your raft goes out of date the hire company will send you an in date one and you therefore having no down time is worth a lot. Let alone all of the other benefits.
We pay a bit more than the above for our rafts but took a judgemnet call that in the case of the life raft, hire price is not important.