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Old 24 August 2011, 11:02   #1
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Fantastic D Class spotted

Shame it's not a Y (which I'm after) but this is a beautiful looking and really original D - if only I had the space...

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Old 24 August 2011, 13:33   #2
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Saw that on Ebay..... It's unusual to still have the RNLI livery on it (even with the 'Ex' prefix......the RNLI don't really like it to remain on /it's usually removed by them before sale......)

My D Class still had its service number as well as all its kit including the anchor box /floor mat etc.....mine was an ex publicity boat, might be the case here?

When mine was advertised (in a sorry state before we bought it) it was 'spotted' by someone who notified Poole who contacted the advertiser as they were concerned it may have been stolen (due to the lettering being in place etc)......thankfully it was all verified as okay in the end....
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Old 26 August 2011, 07:02   #3
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At least it is an ex rnli boat ,the amount of boats on fleabay that are advertised as ex rnli and are not is a joke ,last year someone had a on there for sale a Campari inflatable boat as ex rnli .

Think the biggest worry for the institution is that if an incident/accident occoured and a boat carrying the words RNLi or lifeboat was nearby and they dident help out it could look bad to an outsider/press /media that an Rnli boat was on scene but did nothing to help .

another reason why you wont get RNli crew kit/helmets or lifejackets,, on the secondhand market, with the exception of dry suits but the logo should have been removed , if you do then its probely nicked as they are shredded after they are sent back to base .
as a matter of intrest Dan they did have a new D class and trailer stolen whilst on route from base to a station a few years back and i dont think it ever turned up .
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They were listed and unsold a few weeks ago, I contacted the seller to see if he would go for a realistic figure - they are very much overpriced. The RNLI disposal officer told me the last one he sold direct (last month) was 800...

Martin, totally agree - it's like driving round in an ex-police car with the lights and 'POLICE' decals still left on - a bad idea all round!
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Here you go.....Avon Boat for sale at findafishingboat - FAFB
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Fantastic d class

My Atlantic also came with much of the RNLI kit, radio, righting bag, etc. and whatever I do it will still look like an RNLI vessel whether it has the letters on it or not.

I am intending however to keep the service number and name to retain the history.
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Old 23 September 2011, 02:47   #8
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Same boats again that Downhilldai posted (see post #5)! He's been trying to sell them for months, that guy really needs to lower the price if he wants to sell them.
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Same boats again that Downhilldai posted (see post #5)! He's been trying to sell them for months, that guy really needs to lower the price if he wants to sell them.
Doh!, hadn't read the post through....saw them while trawling and remembered your OT

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Same boats again that Downhilldai posted (see post #5)! He's been trying to sell them for months, that guy really needs to lower the price if he wants to sell them.
If you buy em direct from the RNLI as he probably has you'll pay 900.
Have you tried giving Poole a ring, they usually have a few kicking about?
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