Monday, May 18, 2009

Portland Pudgy Part 6 - 376

We got our canopy pump and set up the canopy on the Pudgy.  Just like the rest of the vessel, it is well thought out and the fit was perfect.  We were especially glad that we can set this up and get used to how the canopy fits and practice getting in and out of the craft before we have an emergency.  I can also inspect this system myself.  At the end of a cruising rally a bunch of cruisers got together and inflated their life rafts before bringing them into servicing.  Half of them didn't inflate.  Most people have no clue what thier life raft looks like when it is inflated.  I would rather work with something that I have personally inspected and know.  
Fitting four people isn't exactly comfortable, but it is surviveable.