"Life Tender" as an alternative to life raft

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Owly, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    use a plastic SOT kayak as wave-breaker.

    Another reason I'd want a "life-tender" is you will be familiar with your tender and able to operate it in the dark or when "multitasking". Not so with some life-raft you've never seen before that is self-inflating out of canister.
     

  2. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Thanks for bringing that story up, it tells about the importance to be able to be the master of your own fate when all communications fail...
    Survive the Savage SeaSea Survival: A Manual — by Dougal Robertson

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    P.S. - there's a bit online (incl. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's foreword) of one of Dougal's and Lyn's onboard son's book The Last Voyage of the Lucette — by Douglas Robertson

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