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Old 15 February 2005, 08:50   #31
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Bryan, understood, perhaps combine it with your next adventure what ever you may choose next, perhaps the North West passage.

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That's cos they didn't sink and you stay with the vessel for as long as you can.

BY the way Pete your expensive annual service is booked for next weekend

That's the whole point - it would take a hell of a lot to SINK a good RIB - swamp it - flip it maybe!!!
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Pete, I'm more of a palm tree and coconuts type - here's my idea of adventure cruising.
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Mine too, leave the Icebergs to Alan P
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Sorry but a RIB just doesn't look right in that environment - maybe a nice Sunseeker or Azimut draped with loads of blond bimbos!!!
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This thread has been though provoking and I have decided to get a liferaft (mainly because I have a 3yr old and an old dog, furry kind on board), are there any experts on here who could suggest the best between a Seago and an Ocean safety one. I have seen the Ocean safety 4 man for 499 + 15 postage and the Seago 4 man at 549 + 5 postage, both valise and include VAT at that price.

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My three are Ocean Safety but I don't know the seago at all well, I just know that ocean safety are ok. what are the service intervals on both!
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Both have a 3yr service interval, Seago has a 12yr guarantee see :-

http://www.safesailing.co.uk/Shop%20...liferafts.html

http://www.seamarknunn.co.uk/catalog/subcat515.htm (incl free lifejacket )

http://www.jimmygreen.co.uk/chandler...raftsSeaGo.htm

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Before buying a liferaft I would recommend attending a sea survival course.
There is no point having one if you haven't used one (hopefully in a practise environment), because the first time you use it for real it won't be a calm sea in daylight!

Sod's law will prevail - it will inflate inverted!

Don't buy too large a raft - you may think the extra room is good, but if you don't have enough weight in a rough sea it is more likely to invert.
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This is obviously a Dilemma!

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If your boat sinks is one reason?

Just cus you are in a RIB doesn't mean they don't sink.

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Just ask Allan Priddy !!!

First off Mark we didn't sink!

My personal view is that with the number off seperate compartments within the tubes you would have to suffer a complete seperation of the tube from the boat to sink immediately. Or an explosion on board, which can be pretty catastrophic.

Although our boat was under water and the tube had seperated as far back to the wheelhouse. The bouyancy within the tubes kept us afloat long enough for the emergency services to arrive on scene.

My view is it comes down to personal choice, unless your boat is coded for commercial use; you do not have a choice.

I feel that a rib is one of the safetest craft on the water & can become one big liferaft when required.

I for one would not reguarly carry a liferaft unless I felt the risk assesment of the journey warrented it.

Survival Suits, Eperb's, Satalitie Communications & Flares are more user freindly. Please remember this is my own personal view and not that of any of the Crew from "Spirit".

Best wishes

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