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Old 07 October 2007, 07:13   #1
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RNLI y class inflatable

Hi guys.

I have bought, although I wont actually be getting it for a couple of weeks, an ex RNLI Y class inflatable, the little 3m one.

Aside from the short wiki entry, I can find nothing about them on the www. Does anyone have any experience or opinions of them, I have a 15 Johnson kicking about which will be ideal for it, and am hoping it will be ideal for sticking in the back of the van for fun days out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y_class_lifeboat



Thanks in advance

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Old 07 October 2007, 13:22   #2
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The RNLI use one on the Broads; it lives on the roof of their rapid responce truck and is launched all over the place. They normally have two crew on board but it looks a little cramped. They use a 15hp 2-stroke mariner which I understand pushes it along quite nicely.
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Old 27 October 2007, 10:40   #3
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Picked the wee boat up through the week there, can't wait to get her out for a trial run, I would have went today, but it's howling a gale, and my lifejackets are a 2 hour round trip away....

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Looks like a strong boat, built to last.
If your fussy, tubes could do with a bit of a clean-up, otherwise it's looking good.
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i wissh mi missiz woz az unnerstandin az yorrs iz.

de owld wich sez i carnt keap mi bote inn de fkin livvin rewm unnles i shifft mi moterbyke an syde car furst.

wots wurse iz shee sez noe morr weldin inn de kichin. shee ad too taik de bujji too de vetynary serjon cuz hee ad de flassh

i av maid im sum gogguls too preevent a reepeet occurunse



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Thats one hell of a garage you have there. Guitars, flat screen TV, satelite receiver, wooden floors bet your house is amazing
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Old 27 October 2007, 12:58   #7
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Looks like a strong boat, built to last.
If your fussy, tubes could do with a bit of a clean-up, otherwise it's looking good.
Seems to be in good enough order mate, what would be the best to clean it with?

Also, how do I tell if the tubes are Hypalon or PVC?


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i wissh mi missiz woz az unnerstandin az yorrs iz.

de owld wich sez i carnt keap mi bote inn de fkin livvin rewm unnles i shifft mi moterbyke an syde car furst.

gaRf

Know what you mean mate, I had to move the bike to make room for the boat!

Maybe now the missus will realise that the bike didn't actually take up *all* that much room after all!

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Maybe now the missus will realise......
tel hir too gett ridd ov dat moggy wots sitin onn de tely

fuk mee i ate catts. flee biten likkul fkkers

mi mutt wich iz a yawksher terrerist wud eet itt alyve

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fuk mee i ate catts.
Hmmmm ... Cats - fish - I see the cause for concern
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a yawksher terrerist


Its a yawksher terrier yew twatt
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