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Old 27 March 2004, 08:55   #1
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Parker 630 Rib arriving April

Hi there everbody.

As you are all aware I am new to this forum and just finding my way around the site. I have just placed an order Via Andre for my new Rib which I believe is to arrive in the UK during April.I have taken the plunge into the world of Ribs as a result of my work in the RNLI.I currently serve at Sheerness lifeboat stationas mechanic / crew on the All weather Trent Class lifeboat and of course I cover the inshore inflatable D class lifeboat. It is as a result of using this boat in the worst conditions mother nature can throw at a person that has created an interest in Ribs. I can post some pretty exclusive and exciting pictures on this site should anyone wish to view the craft used by the RNLI including the prototypes not yet in service and currently undergoing trials at poole and various locations around the UK> As a result I have just disposed of My proline 2950 american sportsfisherman which was equipped with twin 250 efi mercury outboards. Economy was always an issue with many a trip out costing in excess of 600 a day in fuel !!!! . It is with this in mind plus the optional ability to use this craft for extended cruising of the Thames esturay from london down to the North Foreland and part of the east coast that i made a plunge to purchase a new Parker 630 with the inboard Mercrusier . The engines renowned economy without any performance sacrifice should see a far less painful sunday afternoon jaunts !. I have specified the craft for my particular useage as it will also be used for additional training of crew members in their own time to gain sea saftey and navigational skills.I hope to equip the craft with the latest electronics from raytheon as well as simrad .I guess I will eventually meet up with some of you guys in the future and look forward to contributing to this forum.On a seperate note if anybody wishes to know more about the RNLI in any way shape of form then please feel free to e.mail me.

have a nice weekend all...........

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Old 27 March 2004, 09:25   #2
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Very interesting. Would love to see lifeboat pics .

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(do you sell nappies as well? Just wondering about your name...there could be a market for them too....)
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Old 27 March 2004, 09:40   #3
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re lifeboat pictures we have just started on the new web site for the station. Over a period of time we hope to post various images of the current craft and prototypes due to come into service.

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Old 27 March 2004, 09:52   #4
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d class / atlantic class

A taste of a few pictures to come

Ps thats me at the nav centre on the Trent
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Old 27 March 2004, 09:54   #5
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D Class Lifeboat

D Class ILB ( Inshore lifeboat )
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Old 27 March 2004, 09:55   #6
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Old 27 March 2004, 10:17   #7
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Nappies could come in handy in some of the conditions you peeps go out in!!!! (The link is incredibly timely...!!! )

Cool photos!!!

Always pleased to see a lifeboat nearby!!!
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Old 27 March 2004, 10:18   #8
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I will look forward to seeing your rib the next time we get a jumper on the Rochester Bridge then

The Trent don't go under it too well and yer D Class is way too slow
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Old 27 March 2004, 10:44   #9
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Old 27 March 2004, 10:49   #10
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ABCs and Safety Pins...

Safety warnings for us ribsters are always helpful...back to ABC is fine for novices like ourselves...


You'll probably get moved to the commercial section tho' when JK comes up for air!!!!!!!

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