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WHAT IS A LIFE RAFT?
A life raft is an inflatable raft designed to provide safety and survival for people in the water in case of an emergency situation, such as a shipwreck or a capsized boat. Life rafts are an essential piece of safety equipment on boats and are typically stored on deck or in a designated locker. They should be easily accessible in case of an emergency.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A LIFE RAFT?
When choosing a life raft, it is important to consider factors such as the type of boating you will be doing, the size of your crew, the climate conditions in which you will be boating, and the type of emergency equipment you will need. Additionally, you should look for a life raft that is easy to deploy, has a durable construction, and is equipped with a means of communication and navigation.
Once you’ve selected a life raft for your boat, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the operation of the life raft and designate a storage space on your boat. Before each trip on the water, be sure to check the raft’s service history, expiration date, and general condition.
WHAT TYPE OF LIFE RAFTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR BOATING?
There are several types of life rafts available for boating, including inflatable rafts, inflatable canopies, and hard-shell rafts. Inflatable rafts are compact and easy to store, while inflatable canopies offer more protection from the elements. Hard-shell rafts are more durable and provide more stability, but are typically heavier and more expensive. Some life rafts have a built-in canopy and other survival equipment, such as food and water rations, flares, and a manual pump.
HOW DO I DEPLOY A LIFE RAFT IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION?
In an emergency situation, a life raft should be deployed as quickly as possible. Most life rafts come with detailed instructions on how to deploy the raft, and some models also have automatic deployment systems. It is important to familiarize yourself and those onboard with the deployment process before you need to use the raft in an emergency.
HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY LIFE RAFT TO ENSURE IT IS READY TO USE IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION?
To ensure that your life raft is ready for use in an emergency situation, it is important to regularly inspect the raft for damage and wear, and to replace any parts that are worn or damaged. Additionally, the raft should be stored in a dry, cool place, and it is recommended to have it serviced by a professional every two to three years.
Most life rafts have an expiration date that’s set by the manufacturer (often 6-12 years from the date of manufacture) after which, your life raft should be replaced. After the raft expires, the materials may begin to deteriorate which can lead to the raft not functioning properly in an emergency scenario.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE LIFESPAN OF A LIFE RAFT?
The average lifespan of a life raft depends on factors such as the type of life raft, the frequency of use, and the storage conditions. On average, an inflatable life raft can last between 5 and 10 years (depending on the manufacturer’s expiration date), while a hard-shell raft can last up to 20 years.