Originally Posted by chef2sail
James, one doesnt necessarily mean the other. Just because you buy an EPIRB or just because you buy a liferaft doesnt mean that you will engage in all kinds of stupid on any ill-suited vessel in any conditions. That discussion and points brought up by Minnie make me rethink the need for a liferaft for instance when I trvel north. The point here is that I already am going to travel north and already do travel north without a liferaft therefore I wish to do it and have my safety margin better, not because I have a liferaft I will more likely travel north.
You mean you don't have a liferaft?