There are not only 101 dalmatians, there are also 101 person liferafts.
This is what they look like when they are inflated, and are undergoing their annual survey.
It’s quite funny how after working on only one half of the full MES system for this customer, we have all become accustomed to the huge size of the rafts and their containers. So much so, that when a normal 6 person commercial liferaft came in for survey it seemed almost toy-size. Actually I might take a comparison photograph of the size person when it’s finished (it’s kinda mucky right now, since it’s spent the last 12 months on an ocean going freight carrier) so you can see what I mean.
And if the photograph above doesn’t really give you a proper feeling for scale, I made arrangements for yours truly to take some smart-ass comments about modelling from the guys and be the scale model in the photo below. See what I do for you?
So, that’s a 101 person liferaft. Next time you’re at sea on a ferry or similar, take a look at those big round containers and you’ll have some idea of what’s inside them.