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Old 24 September 2012, 14:00   #11
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Old 24 September 2012, 14:05   #12
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I find it so contradictory that they harp on about everyone wearing a kill cord (which is a good idea!), but they don't use them them selves! I wonder what the logic is. And no, I'm afraid I don't agree that because they've been trained at the holy grail that is Poole that they are better helms than anyone else afloat.

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Old 24 September 2012, 14:27   #13
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agree on that too . I have been maintaining a mariner 30 for our local slsc its ex rnli and its simply fitted with a throttle return spring . The idea is if one the lifeguards are thrown out of the boat in surf the other can simply take over without having a dead engine in the surf break and losing the boat .

It bloody lethal , after a few days use on the beach the throttle sticks anyway . They use the boat for IRB racing practice where a casualty is collected then they return to beach and the driver sprints up the beach to a finish line . The boat is contantly driven up the beach flat out and left throwing sand everywhere with the motor going flat out . they had a brand new mariner 30 this year and had stuffer the rubber engine mounts in 3 weeks
I no longer volunteer to fix it for them

Dunno about other bigger lifeboats , but as far as iam concerned the biggest danger on any surf beach is the lifeguards in their IRB

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