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Thread: Getting rented liferafts back stateside

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    Default Getting rented liferafts back stateside

    Now I don't remember what I did in 2008. I assume that you can't fly a packed liferaft back, as it's got a pressurized cannister in it. Ship it back?
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    I'm sure a boat going back on it's own bottom woukd happily take the extra weight and safety.

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    Ask Sal's Inflatables about how folks do that. I believe you're correct about not putting the raft on an airplane due to the pressurized gas cylinder.

    I would not want to be ferrying back someone else's life raft given the weight and responsibility to deliver it safely back to the West Coast.

    - rob/beetle

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    standard practice for trailered boats is to ship the raft with the boat on the trailer
    in the past I believe Sal has cut a break for the weeks in transit / not in service, but you'll have to take his temperature on that.
    DH

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    I'll carry your liferaft back if needed... but its a 17 day trip... starting the Sunday after the last party... some chance your boat will make it back faster via RO-RO (so yes leave the liferaft in your boat unless it turns out the shipping scheduled turns out to be slow)

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