Originally Posted by davidmanning
Yeh, yeh, there's always going to be exceptions to the rule, and just because someone is a professional boat handler, it doesn't necessarily mean they're good at it. But usually they are good at it because they do it everyday. Until the decline of the UK maritime/fishing industry, lifeboat crews were traditionally drawn from local seafaring communities. What do you think were the reasons for that?
I think it had something to do with th fact the were close to hand!!!
I could not agree more Dave juts be cause you are a full time ambulance man (wording used intentionally
) don't mean your any good at it
Sorry could not resist.
As far as Runt and the rest of his family go, there is no one better in a RIB IMHO and in the eyes of anyone who has met them.
These guys are awsome.
They keep a calm head at all times, can handle a boat like no others I have ever seen, i have seen a few over the years.
I have had the pleasure of spending lots of time in boats with them.
Top blokes and a credit to the RNLI and the Irish.