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Old 22 September 2012, 21:31   #1
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Newbie here, I have just bought a 3.4m Lifeguard Inflatable and was trying to find out some more info about them.
Its got a mariner 40hp outboard with it too, Is this ok for this sib or should i be looking for a smaller outboard?
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Old 23 September 2012, 04:29   #2
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3.4 with a 40 is going to be fun I had a 3.83 with a 25 and that was lively, don't know the ML Lifeguard boats though.

Biggest problem will by moving it around on your own, unless it's trailed?
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Old 23 September 2012, 04:32   #3
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Be better if you posted a photo , a couple of members have them but there's a few different types& models from leisure to commercial use .

Originally they were a good quality boat made at Ruthin in Wales but seem to have been taken over by other various company's , think they are now part of Beufort rescue equipment group at Birkenhead.
A lot of the earlier 1970 s boats were for leisure use yacht tenders ect were yellow in colour but think they only do commercial rescue/ tender /work boats for small tugs & ships and that are orange in colour usually with X retroreflective markings on the tubes/ sponsons.
Wouldn't like to make s comment on engine size but as treerat says it could be a bit lively .
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Old 23 September 2012, 10:28   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys.
I will try to put a photo on later.
Yes it is orange with all the retoflective tape on it.
Its also on a trailer. It has a console and seat fitted but i dont know if im keeping it fitted yet.
I was thinking the same regarding the size of the engine. Does anyone know what these would originally have been fitted with?
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Hi it's not a d class RNLI inflatable is it? They have a standard 40hp. The lifeguard beach rescue craft usually have a 30hp and are 3.8m. I've looked at many on the beaches.
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Hi it's not a d class RNLI inflatable is it? They have a standard 40hp. The lifeguard beach rescue craft usually have a 30hp and are 3.8m. I've looked at many on the beaches.
Just to add to this if it's a 2 stroke it could be a 40hp. The latest ones are 30hp mariner 4 strokes.
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No its made by lifeguard. Its not an ex rnli one. Its got a 40hp mariner made by yamaha.
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OOOH loverly i have a 4m one and it can take a 40hp but alass i only have a 10hp on it,fantastic sibs built like tanks ,fishing off it is brill mine was made in 1984 and still going strong,they were made for MOB sibs for tugs, not sure i would have the steering console as close up to the bow tho? the alloy floor is superb and i have mine on a trailer dam heavy to drag up the beach with out a dumper,lol.
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Old 04 October 2012, 14:33   #10
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Ah thanks for that. Yes not sure im going to keep the console yet. If i do then i will modify it and move it back. Not had time to try it out yet. Hopefully soon.
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