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Old 27 December 2008, 08:53   #11
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Thanks for all the positive feedback.

Really looking forward to getting her on the water - driving past Langstone Harbour Christmas Eve I nearly turned around to fetch the boat, but as we were on the way to the in-laws this might not have been popular .

I'm going to leave the patches as they are for now and see how it goes.

First challenge now then is sorting out some form of transom wheels or equivalent - problem is there is only 470mm between the elephant trunks, so I am not sure what will fit without clashing with the outboard. Maybe easily removable wheels that I can stow up forward under the bow dodger will be best.

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Old 27 December 2008, 10:28   #12
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congrats chris, i would leave the patches on mine have been on for over 2 years and apart from the odd corner lifting they are fine ,at least your boat came with a decent anchor box mine came with the crappy blue plastic type ,did you get the boats service records with her ,if you look find out which lifeboat station she was at you can usually get some photos of her in action.all you need now is a geko helmet and dry suit in the next sale ,next time i might go for an old tyne class just need another 50,000
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Old 27 December 2008, 19:06   #13
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chris if you dont know the ops no its stamped into the wood strip on the transom where the floor touches or is under the dodger on a black rubber strip ,or as in my case its still painted on on under the hull ,regards mart,
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Old 28 December 2008, 05:02   #14
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Thanks Mart,

Unfortunately I didn't get any service records with the boat. The operational number is Y-118, which I think means the boat belonged to St Peter Port's Severn 'Spirit of Guernsey'.

St Peter Port don't seem to have a website, so haven't found any more info yet. I'll have to do a bit more digging after the holidays.

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Old 28 December 2008, 12:16   #15
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thats such a lovely craft, just make new what you have, it will look original and will be a awesome boat in the rough!!
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Old 28 December 2008, 19:28   #16
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Thanks Mart,

Unfortunately I didn't get any service records with the boat. The operational number is Y-118, which I think means the boat belonged to St Peter Port's Severn 'Spirit of Guernsey'.

St Peter Port don't seem to have a website, so haven't found any more info yet. I'll have to do a bit more digging after the holidays.

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there is a photo of RNLI life boat The Spirit of Guernsey here.
http://www.pbase.com/robertbrehaut/image/45182310
and here.
http://www.sea-rescue.de/english/Lif...t+of+Guernsey/
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Old 30 December 2008, 07:35   #17
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there is a photo of RNLI life boat The Spirit of Guernsey here.
http://www.pbase.com/robertbrehaut/image/45182310
and here.
http://www.sea-rescue.de/english/Lif...t+of+Guernsey/
Thanks Pete. Those are the only two photos I have been able to find so far - They seem a bit camera shy down in Guernsey .

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Old 30 December 2008, 16:13   #18
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Thanks Pete. Those are the only two photos I have been able to find so far - They seem a bit camera shy down in Guernsey .

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Chris, a better one here:
http://www.pbase.com/funkybassman/image/57772097

if you try google, click images, there are quite a few photos of rnli spirit of guernsey
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Some here too:

http://www.guernsey2008.worldoffshor...rnlifeboat.jpg

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...%3D2%26hl%3Den

http://www.rnli.org.uk/assets/news/S...rtlifeboat.gif
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Very solid looking boat. Looks like it will have no problem withstanding many more years of intensive use.
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