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Old 28 July 2005, 15:47   #1
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Lowestoft air festival pics

It's the Lowesoft air festival today and tomorrow. The Norwich branch of the Martime Volenteer Service of which I am a member was tasked to provide safety cover for the two day event off the Lowestoft coast. The boat we use is a 6m Avon Searider with twin 4-stroke 60hp bigfoot Mariner's.
We drove the boat down from Brundall near Norwich last week and left it at the RNLI south Broads station at Oulton Broad. The trip is about 25 miles and we did it in just under 2 hours, not bad given the speed limit is is less than 6mph
We took the RIB through Mutford Lock into Lake Lothing yesterday and then stored the boat (well boats actually becasue I took my RIB along too) in the marina in Lowesotft outter harbour. Today was spent by them doing the 10 hour patrol and me having a 2 hour play with some other RIBs becasue the planes were impossible to see due to the low cloud!
Anyway, here are the pics:
First two are us in the lock. Second 2 are of the North Sea safety center training facility in Lock Lothing.
Ps sorry for the low quality of the photos; somehting seems to have gone wrong when resizing them
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Old 28 July 2005, 15:52   #2
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A few more:

1. 7ish meter Gemini with twin 60hp Yams.
2. Very nice RIB - somehting to do with Honda. They were using it for publicity today; saw it being launched yesterday by a "Lings for Honda" vehicle. It had "Pace boat" and "Honda media boat" on the sides....Anyway it was powered by a Honda 225. Very nice...
3. 4m searider with 25hp engine. This is anotehr local rescue organisation. Not quite sure who but I'm sure scotty2 will!
4. Coming back through lake lothing and saw this cutoms boat. We had a discussion yesterday as to what the "gun" on the front was for; do these boats have proper guns mounted on the front or was it a flare gun or something?
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Old 28 July 2005, 19:46   #3
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