Coastal life rafts lack the features and equipment for long-term survival and should be used only when within reach of a quick rescue. A good measure would be up to three miles from shore. The canopy is inflated manually and this could be difficult to do in rough seas. The survival kit usually consists mainly of a bailer and signal flares. The ballast system to prevent capsize is minimal at best. An option to consider is either an insulated floor, or single inflatable floor.