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Old 14 April 2015, 15:22   #11
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+1 My mate had one on a 585 RC & it was a thirsty, stinking beast
Ah, forgot that bit. There is a very brief smoke screen issue when started after sitting overnight

According to the workshop manual it weighs in at 172kg
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Old 14 April 2015, 16:29   #12
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By the look of it my transom is very solid. Thick too -3 inches.
But...it seems everyone is against of cutting it .Ok then, how about laser cut, inch thick ,steel plate to mount engine lower then transom top and use existing holes of the two outboards to secure it?
I'm gonna look for twin setup for sale but up to then this mariner has to be ok.
About the hull... Never saw before that leisure craft would have that kind of A frame with capsize recovery device and radar reflector...also the gel coat color,twin underfloor petrol tanks...
Anyone with more knowledge about RNLI boats?
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Old 14 April 2015, 16:42   #13
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About the hull... Never saw before that leisure craft would have that kind of A frame with capsize recovery device and radar reflector...also the gel coat color,twin underfloor petrol tanks...
Anyone with more knowledge about RNLI boats?
The rig is commercial, but not ex-RNLI.
If you're gonna doubt the information that you're given from fellas clearly far more knowledgeable than yourself, you'll not get very far on this forum, or possibly any other.
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I see your hoping its x rnli, but i very much doubt it. Maybe ask the manufactrers
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Had no intension to offend anyone by having my doubts , but the often answers like :I don't think so or in my opinion - are wrong.
If someone would answer : no, not RNLI because this and that etc... Then I wouldn't question that any more
I not hoping that's ex rnli. Way should I ?it is what it is and if it floats that's good enough for me. Definitive answer would help me search for the answers of the other questions that I might have . Cause believe it or not I'm never saw another picture of the boat on the web that looks like mine.
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30 sec on google


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You will need to speak to the manufacturers - details are above - with your hull details to see who the hull was supplied to.
The RNLI do much of their own building & you could also try asking them:Inshore Lifeboat Centre
Hopefully you will get a definitive answer from one or the other.
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30 sec on google show that what I have seen for months.
No of them look one to one like mine.
I gonna contact both cobra and rnli tomorrow .have two numbers on the hull .
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Anyone with more knowledge about RNLI boats?
Yes and it is definitely not ex RNLI

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The rig is commercial, but not ex-RNLI.
If you're gonna doubt the information that you're given from fellas clearly far more knowledgeable than yourself, you'll not get very far on this forum, or possibly any other.
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Had no intension to offend anyone by having my doubts , but the often answers like :I don't think so or in my opinion - are wrong.
If someone would answer : no, not RNLI because this and that etc... Then I wouldn't question that any more
I not hoping that's ex rnli. Way should I ?it is what it is and if it floats that's good enough for me. Definitive answer would help me search for the answers of the other questions that I might have . Cause believe it or not I'm never saw another picture of the boat on the web that looks like mine.
Evenin' Abyss,

I see that you've met Mollers. He's our resident Training Troll. If you get over him, you're in...

FYI - the RNLI question is a regular one. Lots of random orange RIBs are sold as "ex-RNLI". It means nothing and IMO, this isn't an RNLI boat either. They just don't do boats like that. What it almost certainly IS will be a commercial or government department boat - Fisheries or similar would be my choice - maybe an Independent Lifeboat. Picton Cobra have been making RIBs since the late 80's and your's is an old 'un. That said, it has huge potential and I'd suggest that you listen to the advice here and don't butcher it for the sake of hitting the water sooner rather than later.

IMHO, it's designed for twins and will be MUCH easier to keep that way. Sell that engine you have - unless you build/buy a proper offset transom jack, it's only ever going to be a balls, just sayin'...

My advice is stick on a few more detailed photos and have a chat about what could be done with it. There are a few rodney's on here, but there is also a mine of information and experience that you'll not find easily elsewhere.

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