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Bridgette
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:46 am    Post subject: Life Raft? Reply with quote

Heading down this weekend to get ready for some fishing and I believe that my REVERE life raft is due for first inspection. I don't see any places in NC on their web site that does it. Does anyone know of a place in the Wilmington area that might do life raft certification??  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would try the coast guard... they do vessel inspection and may be able to help you out or at least point you in the right direction!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are no certified life raft inspectors in the Wilmington, NC area. However, you can drop it off at Paxton Marine in Dutch Square and they will ship it to USA Services in Norfolk, VA for reinspection. I think most people in the area use this service. Call USA services first, Wilmington, NC
800-727-2628
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i googled up these guys when i was trying to figure out who could re-pack our plastimo life raft.. comes up with a local adress and number but i think the main operation is in charesltown sc. i have no experience with them but it may be worth checking out.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Chuck Conner with Vane Brothers.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Air Sea Safety in Charleston does it
Tel: 843.723.2722

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies called Air Sea Safety today they were very helpful  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:01 pm    Post subject: raft service Reply with quote

I used Air-Sea Safety & Survival in Charleston to certify my Plastimo valise 4-man offshore raft for the first inspection, and I'm glad I did. I think the action had rusted up and the dang thing probably would not have inflated if I had needed it to. They sell and service several brands of rafts there, and they know who makes the best ones. Fortunately, mine was just barely out of warranty, but Air-Sea got Plastimo to cover the valve under warranty.
Needless to say, I won't buy Plastimo next time around; there are better products out there at about the same cost.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

USA is the way to go. They do a good job and turnaround is 2-3 weeks. More importantly they take this s*&^ seriously and test everything before getting it back to you. You'd be suprised what is in there. It looks like a one month vacation pckage to me if you don't mind the dried food'  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isnt there one in Wilmington that ships them off to get em repacked? I just have a number in my cell phone that says life raft servicing.. The number is 800 727 2628... I did call them once last year but do not remember where they are... I gotta get mine done soon also hope it isnt too pricey!!!  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Revere is in Jacksonville, FL. I also have a house there but mine isn't due for inspection for another season. It does give one great peace of mind on the water.
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