Life Rafts and Abandon Ship

Larry Glenn, owner of Runaway, a J44 is very thoughtful, plus he is organized and disciplined about his thinking regarding emergencies.  Larry knows that you cannot assign tasks in the middle of a crisis; you have to plan and organize ahead.  Here is some actual planning Larry did before the 2012 Bermuda Race so his life raft would be ready and his crew would be able to deal with Abandon Ship issues.  Larry doesn’t intend this as a complete discussion of all issues with life rafts, but rather a highlighting of important issues that are often overlooked.  Here are Larry’s words: