Customers often ask why I don’t like the idea of mounting a life raft vertically on the pushpit. My response is that you stand a good chance of losing the raft overboard, and today when reading the blog of S/V Nereida just this had happened.
First Jeanne noticed the raft was improperly installed and then two days later the raft self-deployed and was lost overboard. Hopefully she makes it safely to San Francisco to get her replacement raft. Maybe she will have enough internet coverage to provide us with some pictures of her new installation.
Past president of the United States Marine Safety Association and retired sailor
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