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Old 28 September 2005, 11:15   #41
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Damn I wanted one - when are they getting rid of it??? Would be interesting to have my baby boat vetted!!! Really wanted a check over for my proper rib though!!!
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Old 28 September 2005, 11:17   #42
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sea checks

couldnt agree more - bought my first boat and kitted it out with all the safety gear I could lay my hands on and thought that navy experience would see me through most things - the local sea check chap turned up (for free) and talked through a whole series of "what ifs" - some of which I'd thought of and some of which wouldnt even of crossed my mind...highly recommended.
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Old 28 September 2005, 11:39   #43
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no codders i am not dirceting my comment to you or anyone in particular .

but on this fourm a few times people have bashed the rnli and i dont think its fair to critisies from you computer when those lads and lases die for people

those are my thoughts , as to there welth i know the reson they built the new collage was the goverment told them to spend some dosh or loose ther charity status

so they spent millions on the buildings , they already owan the land so no one would sell prime develpment land and move from there to a less desirble place

that would not be in the best intrest of the charity for the future

now when you go into ther thecnical department and see what goes on in that office, you realise how they look at the bigger picture
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Old 28 September 2005, 11:47   #44
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Maybe the RNLI are just TOO good!!!
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Old 28 September 2005, 12:30   #45
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This is getting me a bit irate. Ignore the bits that don't apply to yourselves here but:-

1) The RNLI are a CHARITY. They provide an exceptional service for FREE and rely on donations.

2)The crews are VOLUNTEERS. They do it for free.
With the mess the EU has made of this country's fishing industry I doubt there are many 'seagoing professionals' who can AFFORD to give the time to volunteer.

3) If they can afford to spend £125k on state of the art rescue boats then maybe, just maybe this is an indication of QUITE HOW MUCH PEOPLE APPRECIATE THEM. I know I do.I donate on a fairly regular basis. If I lived on the coast I'd volunteer.

4)The organisation was set up to rescue MARINERS-NOT whining pleasure-boaters that want to analyse everything about them and find fault.Think yourself lucky they come out for you at all. I suspect these same whining pleasure-boaters are the same ones who will send a bill for their lost boat after they make a complete twat of themselves and end up being rescued.

Rant over. Where's gARF?
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Its interesting see that the adverse criticism I mentioned in one line has produced such a response.

The £100k or so is the tip of the iceberg, just think, R & D time, Construction and testing.

Can I not question how a charity spends it money? Surely the organisation should be as cost effcient as possible with its money?

It is a reality that you can put a price on life and its a little depressing when you start looking into this.

BUT

No bodies life is worth 3 others.

Perhaps EVERYBODY should consider that when passage planning.
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2)The crews are VOLUNTEERS. They do it for free.
In the interests of a balanced debate.. is the above statement strictly true?

Personally, speaking I would much rather, as someone who goes to sea, be required to contribute to a professionally paid service. Just my opinion…
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In the interests of a balanced debate.. is the above statement strictly true?

Personally, speaking I would much rather, as someone who goes to sea, be required to contribute to a professionally paid service. Just my opinion…

Yeah, that'd be a REALLY good idea- when it goes into liquidation because no-one paid then people could all bitch about it as they drown.

of course, we could have a government run service... Cutbacks anyone? Beancounters? No, we rarely overturn them....let's do without the self-righting gear and the immersion-proof engines. We just won't go out in anything above force 4. People rarely get in trouble above force 4 anyway... Pass the astrolabe...

Sarcastic, moi?
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Yeah, that'd be a REALLY good idea- when it goes into liquidation because no-one paid then people could all bitch about it as they drown.

of course, we could have a government run service... Cutbacks anyone? Beancounters? No, we rarely overturn them....let's do without the self-righting gear and the immersion-proof engines. We just won't go out in anything above force 4. People rarely get in trouble above force 4 anyway... Pass the astrolabe...

Sarcastic, moi?
Nice to see such a reasoned argument against a "professional" rescue service. Loaded with reason and evidence. Just what I like to see...




.. now THAT'S sarcasm...
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