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In many cases expensive liferaft holders are equipped with hydrostatic releases, which will release the raft automatically if the boat sinks. Mounting it in the cockpit, not on the pushpit rails or forward of the companionway, is probably the best place for it. If it is on the pushpit rails, it can be damaged or torn loose, as is the case if it is on deck. In the cockpit, it won't block the view of the helmsman either.
It would help a lot if you said what kind of boat you had, since someone here may own one and have suggestions for liferaft canister placement.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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