Brian (Cruisingdad) , before this thread turns sour (and trying to prevent it) I would like to say something:
I agree with you about Wunhunglo tone. It is not what is said, but the way it is said. I also think that, taking away the tone,much of what he has said is basically correct. Perhaps you should have intervened more (and sooner) in your own thread, relativising what the main disagreement was, I mean that statement :" If your raft flips over, you are dead. You will not die immediately, but you are not flipping it back over."
I know that you have done it now, but why take so much time? I share the opinion of Smackdady in what concerns your gentle nature. You are one of the nicest and politest members around and I understand that you have felt angered with Wunhunglo tone. He is a new member, but one that has already contributed with some very informed and interesting posts, some on this thread. I am sure that if he knew you better, he would be more careful with the choice of words.
Back to the liferaft topic and the re-right stuff, a last contribuition, quoting Steve Callahan
(Steve Callahan is a widely respected writer and editor with hundreds of articles to his credit for publications in the U.S. and abroad. He is currently serving as Editor at Large for Cruising World
magazine. Callahan's already strong interest in safety at sea and survival was further focused after surviving for 76 days alone in a life raft in 1982, chronicled in his award winning bestseller, "Adrift, 76 Days Lost at Sea
," one of the best survival tales ever written. A naval architect by training, he is president of S.P. Callahan & Associates, providing design, research and consulting services to the boat building and marine safety industries.)
"Now don't freak out if this thing capsizes. We can right it, and with some practice we can reright it without getting out."
I believe he is speaking of an Ocean liferaft type, like the ones that are ISAF approved.
The article was published on "Ocean Navigator" magazine, it is a good one and deserves to be read. I believe this guy really knows of what he is talking about
The Life Raft: Don't Leave Your Ship Without It - EQUIPPED TO SURVIVE (tm)