Initial activation by gravity drop activates the raft. The
cold weather raft has the added features of an inflatable floor and
sprayshield. The cold weather raft is designed to provide a fully
Insulated shelter against cold water hypothermia.
After boarding the cold weather raft you must manually
inflate the floor and spray shield using the oral inflation valves
Inflate the floor using the oral inflation valve until a dimple
effect is achieved. This will provide an insulation barrier from the cold
water. Valve operation is the same as for the raft flotation cell. Insure
the valve is fully closed after inflating the floor.
Over-inflating the floor will cause the raft to ride
unstable, which could cause the raft to capsize.
Inflate the spray shield until it is tight. Fasten the velcro
closure strips together to keep out water and spray or the cold.