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Old 10 January 2004, 10:09   #1
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Here are couple of pictures taken at my lifeboat station's season ending on late November 2002. We lifted our Atlantic 21 out of water - or ice - after the boat had went through a search mission previous night. The temperature was something like - 15 C then. Next day, when these photos are taken, the boat and water were so frozen that we decided to stop our season and winterize the boat. Anyway, you can easily imagine what it takes from the RIB to survive in extreme cases here in Finland....
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Old 10 January 2004, 10:10   #2
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Pretty cold...
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Old 10 January 2004, 10:11   #3
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Some ice on deck. The most of snow we had thrown away already.
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Old 10 January 2004, 10:13   #4
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Here's the photo :-)
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Old 10 January 2004, 11:17   #5
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Looks really cold, i know how it is, always have the boat to long in the water, suddenly you wake up and it`s 10 degrees below.
You never learn of the misstake, ha ha.
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Old 11 January 2004, 13:00   #6
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What can I say seriously cold nice to see Evinrudes up to the challenge
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Old 11 January 2004, 13:46   #7
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Yes, they did work fine. Now the boat is equipped with 2x60 hp Mercury four-strokes as one of the Evinrudes signed off duty last August. We decided to replace both engines then. The new ones are great, pushing the boat to 34-35 kn with SS props and accelerate much faster than Evinrudes. I would have chosen new E-Tec Evinrudes if they were available, but we could not wait any longer and therefore went to Mercury. Next season will tell more experiences; we got the engines on early November, so I have just test driven them and that's it.
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Old 11 January 2004, 14:55   #8
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Superb pictures, what's......

the blue light for ?

Have you ever had any problems with punctures through contact with sharp pointed ice ? Do you carry any emergency equipment for such an eventuality.
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Old 11 January 2004, 16:01   #9
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whats the blue light for ?
The same as the RNLI I presume????? (I thought it was a rescue craft - esp with the logo on the a frame.... might be wrong though) Nope I am right - it says so at the top of the thread....
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Old 11 January 2004, 16:09   #10
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This is the Finnish "RNLI" which same as the Icelandic "RNLI" has got second hand Atlantic 21 after the RNLI came in with the Atlantic 75 at very reasonable price which have made at least many Icelandic SAR ("RNLI") teams possible to change from modified Humbers etc to the real well equipped inshore rescue boats (in Iceland each and every SAR team have to fund and run their operations themselves not like with RNLI each station get their equipment direct from Poole (and I.O.W.)

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