Life Raft FAQs

How often do I need to service my life raft?

  • Most life rafts need to be serviced annually. There should be a placard or label on your raft listing the month and year it needs to be serviced.

What kind of rafts do you service?

  • The odds are we can take care of your raft, no matter what brand or type it is. Give us a call and we'll gladly let you know!

What is your service turn-around time?

  • We always guarantee to service your raft in one week or less!

How do I know if I need a life raft?

  • If your vessel travels more than 3 miles offshore, you are required to have a life raft aboard.
  • Give Shawn a call and he'll let you know which raft works best for you!

what is my Raft Size/Capacity?

  • This should be easily found on the raft's placards.
    • Example: "4 PERSON" indicates 4-man capacity, "6 PERSON" indicates 6-man, etc.

do you rent life rafts?

  • Need a life raft for a couple weeks? Give us a call or stop by our facility and we will be happy to set you up with a life raft rental.

how can i find the raft brand or manufacturer?

  • This can be identified by brand name stickers on the raft. Check out those logo graphics below for reference.

HOW DO I SET UP MY HYDROSTATIC RELEASE?

  • Click here for a detailed diagram. 
  • This is crucial to proper raft function. Please do not hesitate to call us - one of our technicians can walk you through the process.
  • Please note that your EPIRB's hydrostatic release will not be set up this way. Refer to our EPIRB FAQ for more information.
DBC 

DBC 

Zodiac 

Zodiac 

Guardian

Guardian

New Wave

New Wave

Crewsaver

Crewsaver

Toyo

Toyo

Viking

Viking

RFD/Revere

RFD/Revere

AVON

AVON

LSA

LSA

Jim-Buoy

Jim-Buoy

OVATEK

OVATEK

Beaufort

Beaufort

DSB

DSB

Dunlop

Dunlop

Fujikura

Fujikura

Winslow

Winslow

Givens Buoy

Givens Buoy

Switlik

Switlik

Sumitomo

Sumitomo

For additional questions about Life Rafts, give us a call