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I am presently carrying out a survey on my yacht with a surveyor

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I am presently carrying out a survey on my yacht with a surveyor and the lack of info on my Plastimo life raft is causing major concerns to the surveyor.
The only info on the life raft is the Serial Number: J0010
Please could you provide me the following info:
1. Date of manufacture
2. Is the life raft due for next service
3. Type
4, Approval Number
Thanks and Best Regards,
Capt. Jerry Lablache
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  centralappliance1 replied 6 months ago.
Do you still need help?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No answers to my queries, please send through.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
i paid for this service but received blank answer!!
Expert:  Jason replied 6 months ago.
Hi Jerry, my name is ***** ***** expert here in the boat category. On those life rafts what they do is scratch the date on the CO2 bottle. Are there any dates scratched into the Co2 bottle?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
The CO2 bottle cannot be access as the life raft is in a valise type and cannot be open. Valise cover only open during activation of the painter.
Expert:  Jason replied 6 months ago.
You can't reach your arm in there and pull it out?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Just advise you the life raft cannot be open. Please advise if you can answer to my queries??
Capt. Jerry
Expert:  Jason replied 6 months ago.
Hi Jerry,The CO2 bottles need to be recharged and recertified every 5 years. So you will need to figure out a way to remove the C02 bottle. The date will be scratched/stamped into the bottle. The life raft has a 12 year life expectancy. Did you have any other questions on the issue?

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