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Norm Rhines

Randy From your comments:

My recommendation is to look on Ebay. Your requirements are just not for me. You have the operation issue down though. (Once you start it you want to keep using it and cleaning it) then you can pickle it for awhile. So I have not started it, not used it, and not even unpacked it.

Don: Yes currently they go for 1800.00 to 1900.00 new I could sell it for 50% off list + shipping. (for this you should check your local RO guy and find what it would cost to replace the membrain, as it is 8 years old. Opps I just looked on the box and it said mfg on 4/1995 wow the store had it for 6years before selling it to me ugh!) It could test ok, but? I have not tested it, as it is still in the original package.
serial #7711.
model = survivor 35
If you want I can send pictures. and could unwrap to make sure the pump is working.

Garry: after doing a bigger storm (20feet+ breaking waves with 45Kt+ winds. so maybe it would take 40'+waves 75kt+ wind to require the life raft?(With the current life raft options, I feel they are a joke, unless you are single handing without stuff. ) it is a physics issue, Mass times velocity = pile of mush developed from a pile of people, although a sharp exposed broken bone would pop the life raft and get you back to the drown option. i.e. I would rather drown rather than die from impalement from one of the other crew. In calmer water I would use the inflatable dink, and yes the life raft would also work well for this.

OK: if the life raft folks made ones with people pockets (TO completely!! lash people down) they could be a good thing. I just have not seen this as an option.

All of the above is in my opinion (I make no recommendations, as I am just stating my views)


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