Originally Posted by donutsina911
each to their own codders and not 100% correct - if your rib is upside down and the liferaft is set up correctly it will deploy upright as normal. As an aside, if your going to be out in conditions where you think your prosport may capsize, I would think it prudent to carry one...
So people keep telling me and yet accident reports I have read say that although the ribs capsized the liferafts failed to deploy despite being properly mounted.
I think the problem is that a RIB bounces around so much the raft must be very secure - just what you don't want when you flip over!!!
I know there are hydrostatic releases but they only work when the boat is quite a few feet underwater!!!
Looking at Roycruise's example it looks really neat and he HAS to have it but how much use would it REALLY be???
I know there is a slim chance of fire but an electrical cutoff and an extinguisher should be quicker!!!