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Old 03 October 2005, 03:47   #71
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Chatted to a lifeboat guy recently - the new Atlantic that was at SIBS was so high out of the water (it wasn't completely rigged so would be heavier in service) was a nightmare to drive because it wandered all over the place if someone moved on the boat and made it tip one way or the other.


The boat was apparently chosen because it was the only one that didn't break and nothing to do with much else! Surely not the best way to choose a new 120,000 boat that will be in service saving lives for years .............. or have I got the wrong information?
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There was a write up in this issue of Lifeboat mag on the construction of the 85, they appear to have saved 200kgs in wieght off the hull. I'm sure they'll sort it out. If not the vigourous and workpersonlike feedback will be something to behold.
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There was a write up in this issue of Lifeboat mag on the construction of the 85, they appear to have saved 200kgs in wieght off the hull. I'm sure they'll sort it out. If not the vigourous and workpersonlike feedback will be something to behold.
Saved 200kgs - great - lets just hope they will last as long as the old ones did.
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Old 03 October 2005, 09:11   #74
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So what happened to them Codders??
I'm not sure exactly how much time at sea the boats have, they do some sort of ground up rebuild of all boats at some point.
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So what happened to them Codders??
I'm not sure exactly how much time at sea the boats have, they do some sort of ground up rebuild of all boats at some point.
I meant the old designs.....
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I believe they contain a carbon composite material. But there's feck all equipment carried that has big weight and they are an 8ish meter hull. I'm not surprised they float a little high.
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Built by SP Systems on the Isle of Wight www.spsystems.com put through there paces by the engineers at East Cowes who's job it is to break them if they can before letting the crew's loose on them , they are amazing bits of kit think they are running with twin Yamaha 115 hp, do sit high but I suppose when recovering a casualty over the side this could have an advantage as the freeboard will be reduced due to the heeling effect .
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I was quite suprised to see they are running "inversion proofed 4 strokes" - that must have been a hell of a lot harder to do than with a 2 stroke. Wonder if they are dry sumped - engines don't like to be restarted for a while if the oil has drained from the sump.

Also the dangers from water bending conrods etc is far higher with a 4 stroke - wonder if they got Barrus to do the work on the new engines???
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offthe shelf doesnt work

when the RNLI wer trialing new boats to take over from the atlantic 85 they trialed, Halmatic, avon, Valiant, redbay and a few others and none of them had as gud a spec at the end of the trials as the RNLI in house designed boats, plus RNLI boat requirements dont match up with any current comercial provider
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