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Old 18 August 2009, 07:03   #1
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Cowes Inshore Rescue

When Cowes Ishore Rescue became Cowes RNLI , the Venturers Search and
Rescue purchased their 8.8 meter Rib. It is only just back in service after
somebody stole the ignition keys , and the 5 batter master switch keys
which were a none standard size green in colour which we were not able
to source a supply , and had to 5 new complete switches. Which being
fitted during build were not easy to get at. A more serious problem was
somebody poured dirty fresh water in all three fuel tanks causing
serious damage to the vunerable Honda Vtec system ,and the need to
remove the floor to clean out the under deck tanks , which set us back 3500.
However the purchase has proved good sense , as the replacement of
the heavy twin 225 with lighter Honda 150 has improved its handling.
With 62 rescue incidents this year so far.Although not sure who has a grudge
against our teenagers operating a rescue service with the Coast Guard
under Solas 5.
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Old 18 August 2009, 08:06   #2
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Saving lives at sea?

Must vandalise boat.

What a lovely world we live in.
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Old 18 August 2009, 08:35   #3
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sorry to hear about that it's pathetic and vituperative, makes you wonder why.

probably a bit late but you could have got a fuel poishing service to do this for a fraction of the cost of removing the decks. I'd approach some of the local ones, they might be interesting in helping. not a bad thing to do on n annual baisis

Eurotank are based in southampto. I think the chairman id geoff wheeler
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Old 18 August 2009, 08:39   #4
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Opps my eye sight

I expect you have already noticeed I posted the picture of our Ocean Dynamic
Water Jet " Steadfast Venturer instead of " New Forest Venturer.
I really am getting old at 76.
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Old 18 August 2009, 09:04   #5
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I'd approach some of the local ones, they might be interesting in helping. not a bad thing to do on n annual baisis
especially since from time to time you will tow people in who have a problem because of crappy fuel - and then you can give them some helpful local advice on where to get it polished.
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Old 18 August 2009, 09:42   #6
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How did some one manage to steal all 5 keys? Surely access is restricted?

Sounds like someone has it in for you and they also seem to know exactly how to cause maximum disruption for minimum effort. Good luck in the future, lets hope the perpetrators are just bored teenagers
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How did some one manage to steal all 5 keys? Surely access is restricted?

Sounds like someone has it in for you and they also seem to know exactly how to cause maximum disruption for minimum effort. Good luck in the future, lets hope the perpetrators are just bored teenagers
That's what I thought.

With out a doubt it was a C**T's trick to pull. Hope it never happens again. That money could have been put to good use else where I expect.
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especially since from time to time you will tow people in who have a problem because of crappy fuel - and then you can give them some helpful local advice on where to get it polished.
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out of interest, where abouts are your boats based?
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Anyone who can use he word " vituperative " in its correct context is no dumb ass either !!!!! Must be almost the poshest word used on RIBnet in he last 5 years........
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