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Old 11 March 2004, 16:54   #1
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Breakdown Cover .....

Anyone use or know anything about this company

http://www.marinesupport.co.uk

Their rates are lower than Seastart but never headt of em


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Old 11 March 2004, 18:16   #2
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And they seem to claim a wider coverage: "Assistance in coastal waters anywhere in the British Isles"
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Old 14 November 2004, 16:27   #3
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Hi Pepes...

Well this thread went a long way, so reserected it is! Missus, did you ever get any further with your investigations of this Comapany? How about you, Richard or Louise?

Anyone used em?

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Old 14 November 2004, 16:30   #4
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Hi Pepes...

Well this thread went a long way, so reserected it is! Missus, did you ever get any further with your investigations of this Comapany?
Ah we just rejoined Seastart Mike. Better than an auxiliary for us
They're widening their range (geographically) as well.

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Hi Mike. We haven't joined any breakdown service - just rely on the auxiliary and if that fails, we'll give Rogue Wave a call!
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Old 15 November 2004, 07:20   #6
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To be honest are these services a good idea? May make people a little complacent?

How did people manage before these services were around?

Surely being self reliant is the key. Commercial services like this take away what boating is all about - still with people these days threatening to claim salvage for passing you a roll of insulation tape I can understand it!
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How did people manage before these services were around?
We always went out in pairs

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Old 15 November 2004, 16:45   #8
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Thanks for thoughts......

Just looking at em, cos they do trailer cover as well. And I can feel complacent.... so long as I'm no more than 3 miles out!!!

Seriously, aux is difficult on my boat so just thinking about a possible first port of call back-up.

Seems selfish to rely on RNLI!.... Or passing ribbers.

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Old 15 November 2004, 17:09   #9
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Seriously, aux is difficult on my boat so just thinking about a possible first port of call back-up.

Seems selfish to rely on RNLI!.... Or passing ribbers.

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Exactly our thoughts Mike.
An aux. won't fit on our transom so Seastart's our backup.
Agree with Pete 7 ...going out in groups adds to the safety and fun

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how much does it cost to launch a lifeboat?
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how many thousands? anyone got any exact costs?
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According to this website it costs 5800 to launch an all weather lifeboat and 2200 to launch an inflatable.

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According to this website it costs 2200 to launch an inflatable.

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It would be interesting to know how they worked out those figures. 2200 to launch an inflatable sounds a bit steep.

It must included costs that they would incur whether the boat was launched or not..
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It would be interesting to know how they worked out those figures. 2200 to launch an inflatable sounds a bit steep.

It must included costs that they would incur whether the boat was launched or not..
Dunno but would be interested to find out. The site I linked to reckons those figures don't include depreciation of the boats...

Any RNLI personnel out there?
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Slightly off-subject, but.....

I was at the Southwold lifeboat station a few weeks ago, and was supprised to see that they still carry bottles of Martel brandy aboard (it's special RNLI addition - donated by Martel). What's the point - isn't is supposed to be bad for you when your hypertheric?
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itz for if they have to rescue an alckie...
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hypertheric? You been on the Martell Tim?


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