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CC 28 Life Raft Locations

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  • CC 28 Life Raft Locations

    I have had a 6 man raft in a valise for the past 2 seasons. I stow it under the v-birth and (usually) set it behind the bench seat when we leave the slip. Sort of a hassle moving it around (65 or 70 lbs) and I always wonder if the valise rubbing up against something while we run might eventually wear a leak in the raft. (Had a small leak when repacked last season but cause was unknown) Thinking of switching to a canister under my tower seat. But, I worry about that location making the raft less accessible in an emergency. What's everyone else got set up?
    Steve on Reel Screamer
    2004 Carolina Classic 28

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    Same deal

    Mine sits under the V berth and bounces around getting chafed on local rides. I repack (500$) every 3 years.

    When I go offshore it comes up and becomes a footrest for those on the bench seat at the helm. Likewise the survival suits live on the shelves above the V-berth but come up behind the bench seat for offshore runs.

    I need to get better about doing a couple "what if" drills w. my regular crew prior to the offshore season starting....

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    • #3
      I have my raft on the bow of my boat in front of the port side window it does not get in the way of anything and does not affect my visibility.

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      • #4
        Reel Addiction

        Do you have a picture of your raft in that location. We have ours mounted on the deck in front of the hatch, and it does hinder our visiblity at times.

        Thanks

        Nick

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        • #5
          I have mine on the bow centrally in front of the hatch and I've never found visibility to be a problem.
          Tigerlily - CC 28
          Algarve, Portugal

          www.Leadertec.com

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          • #6
            Thanks Guys

            If I put mine on the bow in a canister it would have to be placed off center so it did not block air flow into the hatch (I sleep on my boat a lot) and it would have to be located where it did not interfere with walk around (fish fighting) access. I'm still pondering this one.


            Originally posted by Captain Spike View Post
            I have mine on the bow centrally in front of the hatch and I've never found visibility to be a problem.
            Steve on Reel Screamer
            2004 Carolina Classic 28

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            • #7
              I also sleep on mine a lot too and I haven't found any problem with airflow through the hatch. Before I fixed the raft I made sure that I had room ahead of the hatch to use it as an escape hatch if necessary.
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              Tigerlily - CC 28
              Algarve, Portugal

              www.Leadertec.com

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              • #8
                Thanks

                Thanks for the pic Captain Spike - that looks nice.
                Steve on Reel Screamer
                2004 Carolina Classic 28

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                • #9
                  TwinFin, I keep mine behind the helm chair with a velcro strap to keep it in place. With it right behind my perch....it would not take long to deploy it. It is not really visiable unless one is loking for it.
                  Last edited by Richard Pelletier; 02-05-2007, 12:00 PM.
                  Richard Pelleter
                  Chesapeake, VA
                  2001 28' CC

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                  • #10
                    Behind the helm chair

                    I also had a 6 man raft that I stored behind the captain's helm chair. It had a holder that was screwed into the floor and two. The whole set up was out of the way and accessable.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks

                      Thanks Richard and Hey Doc. I am looking for a more convenient location than I currently have- might give that a try.

                      Steve
                      Steve on Reel Screamer
                      2004 Carolina Classic 28

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                      • #12
                        Under Helm Seat

                        I had ours custom made by Winslow and vacuum packed in a valise. It stores under the helm seat for easy access. Bought mine at the New York boat show two years ago. There was no extra charge for the custom packing.

                        Steve
                        CC-32

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