Liferaft Accessories and Survival Equipment

If you are choosing a container model liferaft mounted outside then securing it with a Quick Release Strap and a Hydrostatic Unit is essential. This simple set-up will automaticlly release the liferaft and activate the inflation cylinder should the vessel sink suddenly. When choosing a valise model liferaft consider the weight. Many budget price models sold by Discount Chandlers can be quite heavy. Many reputable liferaft manufacturors put grab handles on the end as well as the top of the valise, allowing you to store the liferaft end-on in a locker. This maximises the use of limited storage space and also reduces the reach needed to haul it out in an emergency. Keeping a Grab Bag close at hand is also worth consideration. This can be filled with useful emergency kit such as Thermal Protective Aids, Distress Flares, First Aid Kits, Torches and a Handheld VHF.

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