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Old 16 February 2010, 17:21   #1
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Am flying tomorrow morning to London heading straight on to RNLI in Poole for two days

Inspecting number of Atlantic 75s that will be sent to Iceland in March and they will start new service era with Icelandic ICE-SAR lifeboat stations

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Old 17 February 2010, 04:08   #2
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Sounds like you will have a couple of very interesting days Bogi - look forward to hearing more

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Old 17 February 2010, 04:40   #3
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Am flying tomorrow morning to London heading straight on to RNLI in Poole for two days

Inspecting number of Atlantic 75s that will be sent to Iceland in March and they will start new service era with Icelandic ICE-SAR lifeboat stations

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The one i the photo is a 21 mate?
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Old 17 February 2010, 05:57   #4
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Can I have one please?
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Hope we see some money before they ship
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Still wonder why they get replaced if they are good for another few years service in a fairly modern country like Iceland.

I can understand poorer/3rd world countries buying worn out but useable equipment - if they are worn out...

Is this (another) unnecessary waste of from the funds?

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... in a fairly modern country like Iceland.
Um, Hello! Iceland, check 'em here, don't see the UK

And, they're Simply Genious when it comes to practical solutions. If there's a clever, easy way to do something, they'll do it. It's a health and safety officer's nightmare, but they seem to employ common sense and get the job done over there. I think it's 'cos they're a very multiskilled nation and thus tend to have a fairly holistic approach to problem solving. They'll have work to do to the boats, but a few lads will sort it some weekend and they'll be on the water by Monday.

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Still wonder why they get replaced if they are good for another few years service in a fairly modern country like Iceland.

I can understand poorer/3rd world countries buying worn out but useable equipment - if they are worn out...

Is this (another) unnecessary waste of from the funds?

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The boats will have been used on station or in the reserve fleet for 10-12 years, after that boats that were at a station may then be placed into the reserve fleet, after their useful life they are then sold on.
The boats in the picture are 21's not 75's, they are currently no 21's in service.

I think its about having the best kit for the job, given the choice would you want an old RIB that was designed for the job or a new update RIB that was also designed for the job?
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