Hi Jonathan, it is not easy. Ironically I had a valise liferaft and had it stowed in the cockpit locker, however it was so difficult to get out I know my wife couldn’t cope and I struggled, not to mention the ongoing attempts to keep it tidy from all the other items stowed. Fortunately the raftbi have is quite glad and won’t obstruct forward vision too much, likewise the way the boat is rigged prevents anything snagging, it’s just a case of of getting a few bolts under the garage panel. The stainless steel cradle has numerous screw hole attachment points so if all rows fails I might firmly use 20  high torque wide body short length self tappers. Bit ideally i would like to get the garage roof off for a few bolts.