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"Rigging the life-raft container on the stern,"
I'd call that the worst possible place to put it.
First, you've got 75 lbs. of weight at the far end of the boat so you will increase pitching motions.
Second, you've now got the cannister someplace where it is extremely easy for collision or green water to rip it off the boat. Much worse, in every way, than a midships cannister mount. Which is pretty much agreed to be vulnerable to being carried away by green water anyway.