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Old 26 July 2007, 13:39   #1
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One reason why a RIB is better for inshore work

It was bound to happen, but I do not envy the Coxwain on this ocassion.

Deal Pier, the annual regatta: Five lifeboats, plus Coastguard peforming an excellent rescue demonstration. One 'boat got caught by the current, too close to the pier's legs to be able to power free.
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Old 26 July 2007, 14:38   #2
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Yup, I bet the COXSWAIN, was quite p'ed off. Great photo's.
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Isnt 17-09 "City of London" and Dover's boat?
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Isnt 17-09 "City of London" and Dover's boat?
She certainly is.
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Bloody amateurs...............
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Old 27 July 2007, 02:05   #6
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Bloody amateurs...............

Codders I take umbridge at this remark--- Do you know them??.. I do and they are fine body of men... This can happen to anybody even the most experienced.

A remark like yours shows just plain ignorance and I am surprised.Or does it
show you in your "real" colours.? They ( Dover lifeboat) are all unpaid. When did you last do something for nothing? I would suggest that you withdraw that remark.

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As an ex-coastguard (who was once rescued by the RNLI ) I have every respect for them as well.

However, when I read Codprawn's remark, I took it to be very much tongue in cheek (probably because of the string of dots?) and in complete fun.

I can't honestly believe that anyone who enjoys boating in the UK would feel anything other than gratitude towards the guys in red and yellow?
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However, when I read Codprawn's remark, I took it to be very much tongue in cheek (probably because of the string of dots?) and in complete fun.


Maybe.. But let's see what the great man has to say??... Admittedly - I did not see it as a "fun" remark-- else it would have been dotted with smliers.. The dots are ment to imply " further comment not possible"

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Eupa - I'm new here so dont really know any of the personalities. You obviously have the better of me there. You refer to Codprawn as "the great man" which suggests you know him well.

I use the "row of dots" to mean tongue in cheek or "think about it as its not quite meant at face value". Quite the reverse of your implied meaning! I guess the safest thing is to always include a smiley as that ensures readers know its a leg-pull.
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I use the "row of dots" to mean tongue in cheek...
Quite so Peter.

I do not know the Dover crew in person, but I do know about some of their more arduous shouts and I too feel nothing but respect for them and there colleagues.

Given that all Lifeboatmen have a sharp sense of humour, IME, I doubt that they need defending. If I thought they did I would have kept the photos to myself and the Deal crew, ok maybe the Ramsgate crew too. Oh aye and there is the photo on the other forum.

Anyway, to bring the thread back on track - here is a photo of a happy moment just before the big 'boat got a bit wedged.
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