Depth of life raft locker

Mark Isaac

Hello All,

I am fairly new to the forum and very new to Amel ownership having just purchased SM #391 in FLL.  I don't have access to the boat just yet, but would like to know the depth of the port side locker so I can begin looking into a life raft replacement that will fit in that locker.

Thanks to all for this great resource!

Mark Isaac
SM #391
Ft. Lauderdale


Any 4 or 6 man valise pack raft will fit with plenty of depth to spare.

We put the valise raft in the bottom of that locker, supported off the bottom, just in case it gets wet, and some (hopefully!) much more often used stuff on top.  In an emergency, all that stuff is lighter than the raft, and would be hove overboard to reach the lifting straps of the raft.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL

We have a Winslow "Super Light Offshore Plus" for 4 persons.  Well, 4 midgets, anyway.

We sent Winslow an extra EPIRB which they sealed inside and the final package was 8” x 17” x 36”.  They can fold their pack in other sizes as well.  At no additional charges they put extra handles at the end of the long sides.

A carpenter installed a sort of shelf, 8.5" deep with a small lip, forwardmost of the port side locker.  The raft stands upright by itself, held by the lip, with its top almost touching the closed hatch.  As the Winslow is very light, we've tested it and my wife, for example, can easily pull it out.

Below the shelf we've traditionally stored a couple of bottles of wine, but now we have two 2-liter bottles of fine Montenegrin beer.


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