When the rain finally paused tonight we decided to give the life raft some attention. After lots of measuring and debating we think we may have actually found a spot to mount it on deck that won't completely block the view or limit movement. We will lose the full functionality of one of the hatches in our cabin, but that's a small price to pay.
The next challenge? Get it to Baltimore for recertification and get it back before we move. Between work, work travel, car woes (I hit a deer last week and am driving a rental), and kid duty, this is not easy. But we need to do this, ASAP. I've decided that I will simply have to leave work early Monday to make it happen. This just can't wait any longer. Next I'll stress about getting it back in time, but for now, it just needs to get there. Wish me luck!