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Old 02-15-2021, 02:35 PM
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I found my commercial life raft in storage..note of the dates.

Questions for the commercial guys...is this worth saving or trash it? I have no idea or anybody to contact.

Also any ideas what i could ask for as is?

If i can get $$$ I'm going to list it.

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15 year old raft , not worth much.
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If they will repack it, and re-certify it, that is probably cheaper than a new one, but not by much.
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Ya a place in Portsmouth will repack amd certify. Did mine couple years ago think it was around 400$. I can research my email for info if your interested.
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Originally Posted by SEARAT36 View Post
15 year old raft , not worth much.
that's what i was thinking...ugh
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Ya sorry. Worthless as is. Get it repacked. You could make a couple hundred or better.
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Vane Brothers out of VA services NC. Give them a call. 757-858-2501 They list that brand. Marine Safety
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Repack it, you know sooner or later Cam will talk you into another offshore boat
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Originally Posted by In2fowl View Post
Repack it, you know sooner or later Cam will talk you into another offshore boat
The next boat is on him lol....hope all is well buddy!
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If you can get it repacked without them condemning it it might be worth a little. Most liferafts life expectancy is 12-14 years. I just sent mine in this year and it would noy pass inspection so they condemned the raft. That was fine with me as I don't want a raft on board that is useless. That is why you get one inspected. Chances are it wont pass inspection due to the age.
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As noted above, it probably won’t pass inspection. If it can be repacked, it will cost extra to either replace or pressure test and recertify the CO2 cylinder due to age.
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Likely to be condemned with its age and it not being serviced for several years.

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