If the raft should capsize, right it from the side nearest
the carbon dioxide cylinder. Reach across the raft and
grasp the handy farthest away from the cylinder; then,
by sliding back in the water and pulling on the handle,
the raft will turn right side up. This method eliminates
the chance of the carbon dioxide cylinder hitting you.
Note wind direction; righting the raft against the wind is
very hard to do.
Keep the body well covered with the spray shield provided for
protection against the salt water spray, the hot sunrays, and the cold.
The hat provided, or helmet, should also be worn.
Use the helmet or hat for collecting rainwater or for a bailing
When operating over extremely cold waters (below 50°F.) the
cold weather raft will be used in lieu of the standard one man raft.