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Old 04 December 2007, 05:12   #11
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The fuel barge that is being referred to is now formally closed, and therefore the only available place for fuel is now Lallows Boatyard, which is between Shepards and the Yacht Haven. It is going to be interesting when the season starts, and can see Cowes running out of fuel.
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Old 04 December 2007, 07:21   #12
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The fuel barge that is being referred to is now formally closed, and therefore the only available place for fuel is now Lallows Boatyard, which is between Shepards and the Yacht Haven. It is going to be interesting when the season starts, and can see Cowes running out of fuel.
More work for those independent lifeboats, just as well as the Ventures Search and Rescue are available at the weekends to give you a hand then

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Good one Pete. We hardly ever are called out to boats that have run out of fuel.
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Diesel?

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Presumably availablity of diesel is going to less of an issue?
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Good one Pete. We hardly ever are called out to boats that have run out of fuel.
Interesting, when I did my PB2 it was claimed that the most common cause for lifeboat (presumably RNLI) call outs to powerboats was running out of fuel. So what are your most common shouts - that we could learn lessons from and avoid ourselves?
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Presumably availablity of diesel is going to less of an issue?
There will still only be the one place in Cowes. Lallows.
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Interesting, when I did my PB2 it was claimed that the most common cause for lifeboat (presumably RNLI) call outs to powerboats was running out of fuel. So what are your most common shouts - that we could learn lessons from and avoid ourselves?
Our most common call outs are boats that have broken down,or have gone aground. Of late our call outs have been searches for missing people. We have had 3 in the last 5 weeks. During Cowes week and other busy sailing periods we have head wounds and trapped fingers from being jammedin winches.

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Our most common call outs are boats that have broken down,or have gone aground. Of late our call outs have been searches for missing people. We have had 3 in the last 5 weeks. During Cowes week and other busy sailing periods we have head wounds and trapped fingers from being jammedin winches.

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Its amazing that no one has banned yachts with all that flappy stuff and places to trap fingers and bang heads. Are the breakdowns usually serious unexpected failure or trivial / poor maintainence issues?
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Its amazing that no one has banned yachts with all that flappy stuff and places to trap fingers and bang heads. Are the breakdowns usually serious unexpected failure or trivial / poor maintainence issues?
We are not engineers so would not like to comment, but it would be nice if more of the boating population joined sea start, as we as an emergency service are being used for the wrong reason.
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