Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Liferaft question

Stephen MORRISON <steve_morrison@...>

Thank you to everyone for the great responses and for the links to the articles on placement and preparedness. Wonderful to hear the many different ways the group approaches the same issue. I will be spending the day with Joel on Saturday to hear his ideas and to begin Amel School. Happy to have such a vibrant community here. 

All the best,
Steve Morrison
SM380 Tourai
Ft. Lauderdale

On Jan 19, 2017, at 5:24 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


These are very interesting :

Focus on liferafts: are you ready – Yachting World


Where should you stow your liferaft? - Yachting Monthly


We stow 9 x 20 litre fuel containers plus the fuel tank for the outboard in the port lazarette...that pretty much fills it up. We always carry the extra 180 litres when passage making and when the main fuel tank runs down we transfer that extra fuel into the main tank....we've never HAD to use it on a passage but we carry it just in case. Cycling the fuel ensures freshness. 
Our 6-man Plastimo liferaft is mounted on the port aft rail, it's in a GRP container with a quick release (one pin) stainless tube mounting frame, which is padlockable for when in port...the padlock comes off when we head out. 
Elyse SM437

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