Yesterday we took our life raft in for its annual service. As we are racing it it is one of the requirements that we have our life raft serviced annually. They called us up yesterday afternoon to say that we could watch them inflate our raft and check what is inside. This morning we walked up the road to go and have a look. They attached the valve and inflated the 4 person raft in a matter of seconds. It is small but very strong! I would definitely trust it but I would still not want to get into the life raft. We went through everything from how to operate the lights and the checked all 4 of the flares were still in date. It was rather interesting to actually see our life raft being inflated.