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post #27 of Old 07-19-2013
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Re: How Many Have a Liferaft?

Originally Posted by barefootnavigator View Post
One last thought, a life-raft and epirb make it way to easy to abandon a boat in a scary situation that more than likely the boat will survive.
Just my 2 cents which is all its worth
I'd disagree with that... My hunch is that the number of sailing yachts that have been abandoned in favor of a liferaft, in situations short of the yacht pretty much sinking from underneath the crew, is pitifully small...

On the other hand, the number of yachts left after grabbing an EPIRB or satphone to summon a transfer to a CG helo, or Carnival cruise liner or merchant ship, well... that's a whole different ballgame... :-)

Last edited by JonEisberg; 07-19-2013 at 01:26 AM.
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