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Old 19 February 2013, 18:50   #1
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Safehaven Marine - better than a RIB for gnarly stuff?

Safehaven Marine here in Cork put windows in the top of their pilot boats, . They've a few more videos of how they test their boats around Roches Point and Cork harbour rarely in less than a Force 8 and often more inlcuding teh big stuff back in January if you look for it.
Amazing boats for when it's really crazy.
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Old 20 February 2013, 06:52   #2
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Safehaven Marine here in Cork put windows in the top of their pilot boats.
Do you know of a company that DOESN'T put windows in the top of their pilot boats?

Nice boats. If Frank's guys ever misjudge one of those breaks (which are just off the rocks) then they'll have short minutes to recover the situation. Good viewing while it stands up. If I was buying one, I'm not sure I'd want it "tested" quite as thoroughly
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Old 20 February 2013, 07:54   #3
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A friend of mine has a Wildcat which I've spent many hours on. Great sea boat, BUT, the finish & quality was poor-very poor in places. Especially the stainless steel work, GRP finish & electrical fit out. If I'd paid the thick end of 300 000 for a boat, I'd have expected better.
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Old 20 February 2013, 08:04   #4
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as to the title, need to add in the (in)competence of the helm, the best boat in the hands of a muppet will be a lemon.
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looks pretty impressive from here.

I think I will give the rough stuff a miss.
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What is that, close to a 50 foot boat?

I'd guess a 50 foot RIB would perform pretty well in that surf too.

As an aside, look up USCG Motor Lifeboat School in Oregon. They do some pretty crazy stuff as well.

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What is that, close to a 50 foot boat? jky
Has to be. What's 50' in meters? Oh yeah, 16m. So you'd need a 16m RIB then, hmmm

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Safehaven Marine here in Cork put windows in the top of their pilot boats
You realize the windows looking up are so they can see the hull of the ship above them (and any ladder) as they pick up or drop off the pilot?
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is that the best job in the world!! imagine getting paid to wavejump!!
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Old 20 February 2013, 15:40   #10
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I think safehaven do those films to prove a point - that they build a strong boat that can handle a sea - and are a serious alternative to some of the other, more established, builders.

Surveyed a very early interceptor 38, perhaps 8 years ago.
Finish not as good as some - but also not the same cost as a Halmatic.
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