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Re: Recycling : making a dinghy from a condemned life raft
A lot of the West Indians down here are taking the solid bottom from the ruined RIBs, and making really nice hard dinks for very little.
Life rafts are a slightly different story, not designed as a moving proactive waterborne platform, but completely the opposite; as a platform to remain stationary until help arrives. I can't see any economical way to change any design that much.
Possibly a more realistic endeavor might be to repurpose old liferafts into tents!
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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