A brand new 6-person raft from Switlik, this may prove to be the ultimate raft on the market at least when weight is not a serious consideration. Its low, rounded profile will reduce windage and drift. Comes with four ballast pockets that add over 500 lbs. of stability. The Switlik MD3 meets ISO-9650-1 specs, and is manufactured from the same materials as Switliks USCG-approved rafts. Meets ISAF regulations for Category 1 and 2 events. Not USCG-approved. Comes with an extensive equipment kit, and a choice of container or valise storage. Many available options include hydrostatic release, aluminum deck cradle, and more. Soft Fabric Valise: 31" long x 19" wide x 15" height. 97 lbs
Hard Fiberglass Container: 31" long x 21" wide x 14" height. 115 lbs
Switlik MD 3 Life Raft Specifications (.pdf)
STANDARD FEATURES 30 ft (9 m) Inflation/Mooring Line 1,685 pound-force (75 kN) Breaking Strength High Tensile Strength 1,685 pound-force (75 kN) Towing & Inflation/Mooring Line Attachment Point Red indicator on Inflation/Mooring Line 3 ft (1m) from Firing Point Inflation/Mooring Line Safety Knife Twin Independent Buoyancy Chambers CO2 / N2 Inflation System +5°F +149°F (-15°c and +65°c) Operating Range Manual Topping Off Valves (4 ea) Over Pressure Relief Valves (2 ea) Raft Use Instructions (Silk-Screened on High Visibility Raft Tube Labels) Rigid Boarding Step at Primary Boarding Station Boarding Ladder (1 ea) Boarding Aid Handholds Life Raft Righting Strap Lifelines (inner) Lifelines (outer) High Visibility Fluorescent Orange Canopy with Water Resistant Closures Twin Independent Canopy Support Arch Tubes with Full Seated Headroom for All Occupants Blue Inner Coating on Raft Canopy Two 4' Semi-circular Gull-Wing Canopy Openings Heavy Duty Marine Grade Water Resistant Zippers Canopy Closures and Ventilation Shutters Rain Water Collector Clear Urethane Port Lights (2 ea) SOLAS Grade Retro-Reflective Tape on Raft Canopy and Bottom Automatically Activated Boarding Station Locator/External Marker Light Automatically Activated Interior Light Large Capacity, Weighted, Rectangular Ballast Pockets Automatically deployed Sea Anchor complying with ISO 17339 with Heavy Duty Swivel Heaving Ring with Floating Line 30 m (100 ft) Independent Heat Sealed Inflatable Floor (To be Stowed in Raft) Abrasion resistant 1,000 Denier Cordura Soft Valise
STANDARD EQUIPMENT Drinking Water (3 liters) 102 fl oz USCG Approved Waterproof Flashlight 2 each Spare Flashlight Bulb 2 each Spare Flashlight D Cell Batteries 6 each Sponges 2 each Bailer 1 each USCG/SOLAS Red Handheld Distress Flares 3 each USCG/SOLAS Parachute Distress Flares 2 each Anti-Seasickness Pills 36 each Seasickness Bag 6 each Signaling Mirror 1 each Signaling Whistle 1 each Paddles 2 each Pressure Relief Valve Plugs 2 each Manual Inflation Pump 1 each Buoyancy Chamber Repair Clamps 3 each Floating Safety Knife (mounted on raft tube) 1 ea
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