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By Paul_Sengupta
#1704948
7kg! Sounds better...

Actually, googling, that one looks remarkably similar to this:

https://www.lalizas.com/product/36-recreational/6187-liferaft-leisure-raft

Which is £580 without the aviation tax.

https://www.marinescene.co.uk/product/15679/lalizas-4-man-liferaft-with-canopy-valise

But the manufacturer says 9.1kg for the one with the canopy.
Last edited by Paul_Sengupta on Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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By Paul_Sengupta
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The Seago one is also made out of butyl which means it should stay inflated for over a year! ;-)

This appears to show the Seago one with some sort of inflatable ladder which the other ones don't show.

https://www.piratescave.co.uk/seago-rescue-platform-rp500.html

Ah, that's the 500+ by the looks of it.

The Lalizas without canopy is £500 and a little lighter.

https://www.marinescene.co.uk/product/15680/lalizas-4-man-liferaft-without-canopy-valise
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By PeteSpencer
#1704962
Always important to buy a raft with a ready attached canopy designed for use in our coastal waters which inflates in one piece

: Some have a separate hood but depend on you, soaking wet, shivering and knackered , attaching /assembling the canopy in a heavy swell.

Many of the cheapo rafts online are designed for US pacific/coastal waters and should be viewed with caution.

Peter
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By ThePipster
#1704967
How about renting a raft?

A couple of us rent a raft each year and the rental costs include shipping and servicing. The downside is that you can't all use it on the same day to go to different places but it hasn't happened yet.

Pipster
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By Rob P
#1704970
ThePipster wrote:The downside is that you can't all use it on the same day to go to different places


Personally I use the aeroplane to go places. It's a lot quicker than the raft.

Rob P
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