04-22-2011, 12:33 PM
Winslow's Ultima Hard Pack is a hard poly pack that is great when storage for a life raft is at a premium. Their smallest pack is 22" X 17" X 8". There is a choice of different sizes and once you find a dedicated spot for it, I like that it is fixed dimensions for when it gets inspected. Another thing I like about this pack is it is small enough to store on the boat and you can bring on deck when you go offshore. You can also go boat to boat with it because Winslow life rafts weigh in the 30 to 50lb range. It weathers better than the soft valise and even though vacuum packing protects the life raft, water can get into the valise a lot easier. Remember, this is not a canister, it is a rigid poly case and should be stored like a valise. To learn more about Winslow life rafts (Or any life raft) call 1-800-451-2127 or e-mail me at [email protected] ([email protected]).