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Old 03 October 2006, 16:17   #131
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As a RNLI crew member I have not experianced this at all. Sun - Fri its all training accomodtion.

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I certainly have done and so have many others i know around the coast
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Old 04 October 2006, 00:20   #132
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I certainly have done and so have many others i know around the coast
Can you prove this and give details?
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Can you prove this and give details?
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Old 04 October 2006, 03:35   #135
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If you look at my profile you will see that i am ex RNLI. I was a Cox/Mechanic and resigned 1 month ago. I cannot enter into any further discussion.....YET!!
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I went back and read your post completely over and over again before I decided to wade in and IMHO...
You Sir, are an idiot!
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How could you give a title "DON'T support the RNLI" you should have said ... Your independants need some cash, after you give to the RNLI can you give any you have left to the independants.
No. I want to encourage a limited group of people to give their money to the independents INSTEAD of to the RNLI.
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And where you get the information that the RNLI is well funded
The RNLI is extraordinarily well funded. By contrast, the independents aren't.

If we could get a couple of hundred people to divert their contributions from the RNLI to the independent sector it would have zero impact on the RNLI, and be of disproportionate benefit to the independents and hence to the boating public that they serve.

I'm not attacking the RNLI and I haven't said a bad word about them. There are simply other places where your money could make more difference.
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The way you speak you would think that all 233 stations were fitted out with all the latest gear and gadgets, if that were the case why are there not 233 Tamar class lifeboats on every station?
You talk big but don't really know what you are talking about really do you, it's easy quoting stats from the RNLI website and turning them into spin for your own benefit. But you dont mention that the RNLI running costs are high because its a 24x7 365 day operation. You don't mention that all ALB stations require full time staff ie mechanic. You don't mention the other costs incurred by the RNLI where suppliers rip off the charity because people like you think it can afford it. I get a better discount from marine suppliers than the RNLI does. If the RNLI always get the best gear why do they get issued with Musto instead of Gill.
What about Beach Lifeguards and Sea Safety that all comes out of the ops budget and they are volunteers.
Then you have logistics and spares, how much do you think it costs to 233 stations on service 24x7 with vessels ready to go at a moments notice to be honest I really don't think you have a clue and I think you started this emotive thread in order to expand your ego and not the funds of the independants.
You seem to be carrying a lot of anger with you. Have you had a bad experience with a rescue service? Are you involved with the RNLI? Have you thought about getting some counselling?

John

PS Thanks for revitalising this very important discussion which has been dormant for a year.
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Hi Jonathan

Sadly members are not usually able to use the facilities at the Lifeboat College during the week as we have crew in training from Sunday to Friday. It is probably best to give us a call near to when you require a room and see on the off chance that a room is available.

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