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For that length of time, you might consider buying and then selling your raft when you return. I am not sure I trust re-packing that I have not observed, in fact, I am pretty sure I do not trust re-packing that I have not observed. The other consideration is that, once out there, many do not return---at least not as expected---and that is a good thing. If you own, your options are open.
Have a great trip, Dick Stevenson, s/v Alchemy