Winslow ISO 9650-1 Life Rafts
Winslow's ISO 9650 life rafts comply with the most current yacht racing requirements (ISAF) along with providing an excellent value on a feature packed life raft. Standard on this raft:
- Inflatable Floor
- Inflatable Boarding Platform
- UltimaWrap (vacuum packing) providing three (3) year service intervals
- Under 24 hour ISO equipment pack
- Meets ISAF carriage requirements
ISAF regulation 4.20.3 Liferaft Packing and Stowage
A Liferaft shall be either:
a) packed in a transportable rigid container or canister and stowed on the working deck or in the cockpit,
b) packed in a transportable rigid container or canister or in a valise and stowed in a purpose-built rigid compartment containing liferaft(s) only and opening into or adjacent to the cockpit or working deck, or through a transom, provided that:-
i each compartment is watertight or self-draining (self-draining compartments will be counted as part of the cockpit volume except when entirely above working deck level or when draining independently overboard from a transom stowage - see OSR 3.09) and-
ii the cover of each compartment is capable of being easily opened under water pressure, and-
iii the compartment is designed and built to allow a liferaft to be removed and launched quickly and easily, or-
iv in a yacht with age or series date before June 2001, a liferaft may be packed in a valise not exceeding 40kg securely stowed below deck adjacent to a companionway.
v Liferaft stowage on a multihull shall be such that each liferaft may be readily removed and launched whether or not the yacht is inverted.
c) The end of each liferaft painter should be permanently made fast to a strong point on board the yacht.
Rollie's Raft Rating (1-5 ★'s with 5 being the best)
Pack size: ★
Ease of boarding: ★★★★
Cost, initial: ★
Cost, over life of the raft: ★★
Rollie's Raft Rating is based against other products Westpac offers. I do not rate offshore rafts higher than coastal models but look at how they fit in to their intended uses. Westpac does not offer life rafts (or other products) that I would not use my self so even a 1 ★ rating in a category might be great compared to what other companies have to offer. If you have questions, please feel free to give me a call.