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Extra Light Rescue and Survival LifeRaft

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Canoe - life raft 4 places ultra light and with the best value for money for the aeronautics and the private pilot worried about his safety in maritime overflight.

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RESCUE AND SURVIVAL LIFERAFT FOR PRIVATE AERONAUTICAL USE - ULTRA LIGHT - 4 or 6 Places

EUROPEAN MANUFACTURING

YOU WILL NOT FIND THE SAME OR AN EQUIVALENT AS LIGHT IN AVIATION STORES IN FRANCE.

Ideal for long flights of water, the specifically designed Leisure Raft is a high quality single line liferaft. It is the perfect weight/use ratio for those who don't need a much heavier full size liferaft. It is the smallest, lightest and least expensive liferaft on the market. The Leisure-Raft, with its mini weight, allows easy deployment by rope throw, its compact size allows easy storage in the smallest spaces.

- CO2 cylinder approved by TPED (Certification: EN ISO9809/TPED/CE) for easy transport (TPED = Transportable Pressure Equipment)
- Thermobonding technique that ensures extreme durability and reliability.

- Highly resistant fabric: flexible and robust Cordura polyester

- Compact water-activated LED light, SOLAS approved.
- OPTION: Canopy

This is now an extremely popular choice for all pilots and their passengers concerned about their safety during marine overflights. It is the perfect canopy for ultralights and airplanes because of its small size and weight and for all those who want to make long flights over water.

Even if this specific equipment is not declared mandatory by law, it is crucial for your safety in case of emergency and prolonged stay in cold water.

The LeisureRaft liferaft comes with :

- A 6 m long cord to open the liferaft (by throwing)

(WARNING : Never attach this cord to the aircraft even if it is floating)

- A hand pump,

- A marine anchor,

- A knife,

- A pressure relief valve,

- A CO2 inflation system,

- One automatic flashing LED emergency light, compact, water activated, SOLAS approved

- Two ballast bags

- A life line and an external strap (step) for easy boarding. This strap can be used for short distance towing or lashing

- A fabric bailer

- A transport bag with handle.

- Maximum number of persons: 4 (or 6 depending on the model)

There are four variations of this life raft.

1 - Designed for 4 or 6* people

2 - Equipped or not with a roof (Canopy).

  * : To get the price of the 6 person canoe with or without a roof, please contact us

- Without Canopy, it is delivered in YELLOW with the Canopy, which is ORANGE.

- Dimensions of the 4 Seater Raft Suitcase: 410 x 320 without roof and 330 with roof x 150 mm. The suitcase is always YELLOW.

- Liferaft dimensions and weight (see table below) (4 seats without roof 8,20Kg with roof 9,1 Kg)

 

Liferaft :
Radeau de Sauvetage Safety Raft Code

Max de Personnes

Person Max

DescriptionLlHValise Longueur LengthValise Largeur Width Valise Hauteur HeightPoids Weight (kg)
SF722004Avec toit With canopy2004mm2004mm1170mm410mm330mm150mm9,10kg
SF722014Sans toit Without canopy 2004mm2004mm1200mm410mm320mm140mm8,20kg
SF722026Avec toit With canopy2443mm2443mm1170mm500mm350mm190mm12,50kg
SF722036Sans toit Without canopy 2443mm2443mm308mm500mm340mm180mm11,50kg
* Tous les radeaux sont pesés et livrés avec les accessoires énumérés précédemment.

The volume and the temporary folding after deflation, in case the liferaft has been inflated, is very easy to ship, but it will be necessary to have it inspected by an authorized station (we can manage this control for you).

This inspection is recommended every 3 years.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not repack or rearm the liferaft by yourself. It is designed to fold and fit in the case in a certain way. Only authorized service stations should repack and inspect this life raft.


The outer shell is made of soft and strong Cordura Polyester, it resists friction well. The canoe has a small pocket to store the knife, the marine anchor, the inflation pump, (WARNING: There are no flares, no mirror, no fluorescein, no oar(s), no survival ration or first aid kit.... These accessories must be purchased separately, some are in the Aerodiscount catalog. For the others, iIf you ask us through the contact section, we can provide them to you). Therefore this Liferaft is considered as LESS THAN 24 HOURS RECUE TIME. These accessories must be purchased separately,. By asking us through the contact form, we can provide them to you).

IN SUMMARY:

This innovative liferaft is the result of our supplier's expertise of over 38 years in manufacturing mainly marine safety equipment.
Low cost, recommended service interval of 3 years
Manufactured in the EU

It is the smallest, lightest and best value for money on the market.
Extremely compact size allows for easy storage both in an airplane or ultralight and when not in use and stored dry at room temperature and away from light.

Ideal for coastal and cross-country over sea navigation
Quick and easy deployment, ensuring safe and immediate boarding without loss of energy or body temperature.
If the canopy option is taken, you will be protected from chop, waves and spray, allowing you to keep your body heat better.
ISO approved PU fabric and ISO approved inflation system to the highest standards

Thermal bonding technique that ensures extreme durability and reliability

Light weight (see table following configuration)

2 water pockets - ballast bag that guarantee the stability of the boat in delicate weather or climatic conditions, strong swell.

A sea anchor connected to the liferaft limiting the drift with 10 m of rope

Lifeline that does not slip from the hands allowing to hold on

External strap allowing to embark easily and can be used as a towing device

Lashing rope.

A survival knife attached to the canoe, floating, with a fixed blade and rounded ends to avoid damaging the raft in case of accident.

Righting Device Used by a person to right the liferaft in the event it capsizes.

This life raft is for UML (Limited to Standard Manual Operation) use only. It does not automatically activate on contact with water. It complies with aeronautical recommendations (not to be blocked in the cockpit). If the lifeboat inflates unexpectedly, only manual operation is possible and it inflates only when the outer rope is pulled voluntarily. The person who is to be freed from the activation of this liferaft inflates. It is recommended if possible to throw it from the plane if it floats

The manufacturer indicates and it is important to note that the "leisure-Raft" does not comply with any ISO (International Organization for Standardization), SOLAS (except for the flashing light) for Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) regulations. The main purpose of the SOLAS Convention is to specify minimum standards for the construction, equipment and operation of ships, consistent with their safety. It applies only to passenger ships and merchant ships engaged in international voyages) or USCG (US Coast Guard, certification body)


It is, however, CE approved

IMPORTANT NOTE : THE LIFE SPAN OF A LIFEBOAT IS 15 YEARS

The inner tube is made of polyurethane film, which provides lightness and resistance. Each raft is subjected to a battery of tests of effectiveness in situation (Buoyancy, Turnover, Traction?) on a very broad panel of conditions in order to take account of the weights and the various constraints. The manufacturer is European, serious, important and with soon 40 of presence on the market and manufacture of rafts and jackets

Technical Information for Use and Carrying :

Legislation requires the use of life jackets when flying over water if your gliding distance does not allow you to reach land safely. The carriage of a lifejacket with standard integrated equipment is mandatory as soon as the aircraft is required to be at a distance from a coastline greater than: 100 NM or 30 minutes of flight at Vi cruise for single-engine aircraft; - 400 NM or 120 minutes of flight at Vi cruise for multi-engine aircraft.(Oct 18, 2013)

Reminder : If your gliding distance does not allow you to reach the ground safely, life jackets must be worn, not inflated, by each occupant for the entire flight. (From the new Marine Semi-Offshore and Offshore regulations division 240 applicable to aeronautics see 2nd section of division 240 (articles 240-2.04 to 240-2.16 + appendix 240-A01). ) https://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/Mise-a-jour-de-la-division-240.html which also requires you to carry an emergency beacon on board the aircraft and a VHF radio. As a precaution, Aerodiscount recommends that you carry a portable emergency VHF radio (https://www.aerodiscount.com/en/radios-accessoires/323-rexon-rhp-530-nav-com-airband-transceiver-en-833mhz-avec-vor-surveillance-bi-bande-et-bluetooth-optionnel.html) as well as a waterproof portable beacon with its flotation cover ( https://www.aerodiscount.com/en/safety-life-jackets/624-individual-detection-beacon-acr-resqlink-400-406-mhz-with-gps.html ).

CAA Approved, or not CAA Approved?

For public transport, under an Air Operator Certificate (ICAO), CAA - FAA approved models are essential, (EASA has not yet pronounced itself and follows the FAA on the subject) but in private aviation no indication is given on the type of approval for life rafts and survival craft and as far as the DGAC is concerned no note or document specifies that life rafts in private and recreational aviation must be approved. The main thing is that they work in case of an accident.

Common sense dictates that they should only be inflated by a manual action.

In order to be seen during the day, a bright color is required, and at night, an automatic light is needed.

Carrying a lifeboat does not exempt you from wearing life jackets INCLUDING INSIDE THE RAFT

You will then have a whistle to be heard in the dark, in rough seas or in fog. Try to whistle with wet lips for only 5 minutes, you will not be able to do it after that time. You will also have individual SOLAS lamps.

SERVICING

Maintenance and service on a life raft is very important and should not be neglected.
It is essential to check that the life raft is in perfect working order so that it will not let you down when you need it most (this is even more important than the life jacket as the life raft definitely extends the life in the marine environment).

We recommend that you DO NOT CHECK YOURSELF and that you have your dinghy checked regularly at an authorized station (even if it is only recommended every 3 years by the manufacturer) to maintain its optimal performance. You wouldn't want to drive a car without a technical inspection.

The Liferaft has a label on its carrying bag indicating the technical characteristics and revision dates.

(I. Specifications
Type: LEIGHT-RAFT
Rated Capacity: __________
Serial No: ________________
Manufacturing Date: ______
Painter Line Length: ______
Stowage Height: __________
II. Inflation System
Certificate No. of Gas Cylinder:
Cylinder Serial No.:
Cylinder Working Pressure:
Empty Cylinder Weight: ___
CO2 Weight: ______________
Tolerance of CO2: _________
Total Weight of Gas Cylinder (excluding operating head):
Operating Head Type: _____________________________________ _______
Pressure Relief Valve Type:
Non-return Inlet Valve Type:
Topping off Valve Type: ___

REMINDER : EVERY 5 YEARS YOU MUST CHANGE THE SOLAS LAMP THAT EXPIRE (it's Easy and cheap)

If the control is carried out in an approved station, it will be changed even in advance.
The manufacturer has trained and approved service stations throughout France and Europe. To locate the nearest one you should contact us using the e-mail form on the "contact" page. We can arrange for you to have this inspection carried out

PLEASE NOTE: AS A SECURITY PRODUCT WITH A NEED OF CONTROL AND RECONDITIONING, RETURNING A LIFE RAFT FOR REFUND AS NORMALLY ALLOWED IN THE 15 DAYS AFTER BUY IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR THIS PRODUCT.

Sorry: It is following small mishaps with dishonest people.

Explanation: You buy a raft, you take it with you on your trip and ask for a refund within 15 days. You had a free raft for your trip instead of renting it.

NOTE: This Life Raft CANNOT BE SHIPPED BY COMMERCIAL AIR TRANSPORT, therefore it cannot be shipped by LA POSTE (Postal Service) in the DOM TOM or abroad requiring air transport or sea overflight. It is necessary for you to contact us beforehand to find an arrangement and another means of transport using the maritime one but much longer or to make a special declaration and the cost of transport is not the same. You must therefore anticipate. Thank you.

I add to this description and this presentation for your information an instructive video of return of experience, provided in return of experience by the DSAC

(click on the link below - sorry it is in French)

Testimony Vidéo - Smoke in Flight and forced see landing (source DSAC)

I also invite you to print the documents associated with this file and to get acquainted with them. Download tab under the pictures

Note that the ideal is to have a SPECIFIC checklist booklet for emergency situations. If you want an example to rework Aerodiscount can provide you with a free EXCEL file.

A DELAY OF 15 DAYS MINIMUM IS NECESSARY TO RECEIVE THIS PRODUCT NOT HELD IN STOCK (WE MAY CONSIDER EXPEDITING THIS DEADLINE - CONTACT US)

NOTE THAT THE PRICE INCLUDES THE EXTRA COST OF TRANSPORT TO EUROPE OF DANGEROUS MATERIAL (GAS CARTRIDGE CONSIDERED AS EXPLOSIVE), PLUS A LOST PALLET COST. YOU MUST THEREFORE COMPARE THE OVERALL PRICE OF AN IDENTICAL PURCHASE

The 6-seater Raft is available on quotation only.