I think winslow has always been the lightest but also most expensive. I got quotes from lrse at the boat show for Viking. There offshore with the self righting was $3150 for valise and $3525 for cradle and hydro release. They have a special with free shipping and 10% down take delivery anytime over the next year. That special I think is for the month of January. April first prices go up. If you want to pm your email I can forward the quotes.
I bought a 6 man canister Viking 2 years ago. I have the complete paperwork.
I'll dig the receipt t out tomorrow.
Francine @ Bridge Marine Salisbury referred me to the company on RI
$2295 +- as I recall.
the guys at westerbeke in Boston are great lrse is a rip off i had a hydro done and the next year they said the tank was out of date i said you just put it in the refused to admit they put in a old tank cost me 800 bucks,
I have to beg to differ about LRSE in Rhode Island, I found the best price on a new liferaft at LRSE and check out the facility, it's one of the cleanest and best around. Might cost a little more, I think the professionalism and confidence I had in them is worth more to me. I used to do my raft at Westerbeke in Boston, but they lost the lisence to do Elliot brand and wasn't happy with the reasons why so I switched to LRSE. Nobody wants to pay the high cost of life raft service but, especially me, I look at it like insurance, it S$%cks but wouldnt complain if my boat was going down, would I !!
That must of been an anomoly, they encourage people to come see their rafts opened for service. I've seen mine inflated and I highly doubt they would encourage opening rafts for you with shoddy service. Their new location in Tiverton is huge, although I did like when they were on the water in Portsmouth. I know the owner Jim O'Connor and he wouldn't allow that kind of service, there's too much at stake! Anyone else feel like I do?