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Old 29 September 2005, 04:36   #61
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In my opinion as a RNLI crew member
Yeah.... but the local coppers still hate ya....



... they know yer not local.....don't they?
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Old 29 September 2005, 06:12   #62
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We obviously have different values, how can you think that a 23' rib at 125k is very cheap.

What on earth is the spec of such a boat that it can command such a price, or is it a case of think of a number and double it!
As a crew member I want the best kit and why should'nt I what I said was that in my veiw The boat is perfect So 125k for a perfect boat is cheep

QUOTE=Jono Garton] No - RNLI Volunteers do get paid, not much, more of a inconvience payment. I think we get Paid 6 if you are on the boat and 3 if you are shore crew.

In my opinion as a RNLI crew member (so probably one sided) the RNLI is a great service (one of the best in the world). Before the new college the RNLI sent crew members to externa training centres - fleetwood etc costing allot of money. [/QUOTE]



keith good to hear your veiws regarding the venterers

The trainning involed on the crew is basicly start again learning somthing new So even if you are an experianced mariner you will still start the trainning at the same point as the farmer
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Old 29 September 2005, 06:22   #63
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Old 29 September 2005, 07:18   #64
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Something that's been bothering me for a bit and I noticed a lot when we were helping the RNLI do thier liferaft demo at the boat show ............. why are the Atlantics tubes so far out of the water, I would have thought the added stability at rest from having the tubes closer to the water would be a big help?

If one crew member shifts thier weight across the boat only a little it must try to steer the boat as well?
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Old 29 September 2005, 07:31   #65
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A85 and lifeboats

Interesting discussion. I have driven all Atlantic RIBs and currently coxswain of A21. I also tested A85 recently. The boat is really well built and equipped better than any RIB of it's size ever built. 125k is not a exceptional price even though much higher that "wanna-be" commercial workboats like Delta and Tornado. But if you take a price from ZHT, Halmatic or Boomeranger with similar equipment, the final sum may be even higher. One have to understand the difference between an ultimate workboat RIB and light commercial versions. Then the 125k price is not bad at all.

I can send you a link to our newbuilding RIB lifeboat with 7,4 m hull. I just came back from seatrials and the boat is pretty impressive. Price is not cheap, but less than A85. With 8,3 metre hull, the cost would not be far from RNLI A85.
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Interesting discussion. I have driven all Atlantic RIBs and currently coxswain of A21. I also tested A85 recently. The boat is really well built and equipped better than any RIB of it's size ever built. 125k is not a exceptional price even though much higher that "wanna-be" commercial workboats like Delta and Tornado. But if you take a price from ZHT, Halmatic or Boomeranger with similar equipment, the final sum may be even higher. One have to understand the difference between an ultimate workboat RIB and light commercial versions. Then the 125k price is not bad at all.

I can send you a link to our newbuilding RIB lifeboat with 7,4 m hull. I just came back from seatrials and the boat is pretty impressive. Price is not cheap, but less than A85. With 8,3 metre hull, the cost would not be far from RNLI A85.
Pitkis - Does the new boat have its tubes so far out of the water as well? Any comment about stability at rest with them like this? I would be interested in that link as well if that's ok?

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Cookee, here you are: http://www.pitkajarvi.1g.fi/kuvat/Class_2_lifeboat_RIB/

Tubes are closer to water in this boat I think, I have only fast driving photos right now available that hard to compare. The boat is really great, needs of course adjustment regarding the details but the hull is in general very seaworthy.
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Old 30 September 2005, 16:56   #68
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I always fail to see why the RNLI is not disbanded and a navy type organisation is set up.

It could provide a rescue service, a border patrol, fisheries enforcement, environmental protection and many others.

It would be a lot cheaper to roll these services into one and take the very vital role of rescue off a volunteer organisation. (we have a government funded fire/rescue/ambulance service for on the land why not at sea?)

Now that is a good idea - plus it will get you lot talking

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Yeah! Give the RNLI Guns and then point them in the direction of some unsuspecting foreign fisherman! Keeping up international relations!

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I would like to add, that these Boomeranger RIBs are really good looking boats! If anybody wants to organise a trip to see all this cool stuff in scandanavia id be well up for a trip!
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Old 01 October 2005, 15:19   #70
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couldnt agree more - bought my first boat and kitted it out with all the safety gear I could lay my hands on - 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.
I second that - Had my first seacheck done last friday - very helpful chap, pointed out some very useful stuff and they leave you with a check list so you don't forget.

No hard sell if you having joined the rnli either (I have)
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