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Old 14 February 2014, 16:55   #41
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Originally Posted by Festinghouse View Post
the mersey is still a sexy boat, and is the one design that i think doesnt look dated. it will be a shame when they have gone, but hell - look what theyre replacing it with, the shannon is in another league!
It's like the mclaren p1 vs the original mclaren. The original is awesome for its time, still to be admired and respected today but the new one is just of a new millennium, a new era of technology, poise and controlled, harnessed unbelievable power. A step up.

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Old 15 February 2014, 14:35   #42
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Originally Posted by m chappelow View Post
On the subject of build anyone see the photos or hear the story of the Ex RNLI Atlantic 21 rib ( ex New Brighton lifeboat " Blenwatch B549)that was lost of Iceland whilst under tow & that turned up still afloat after 3 years minus its sponsons & righting bag looking rough covered in marine growth & seaweed ,, after being recovered & good pressure hose looked as good as new even the twin outboards still attached ,saw it on another forum , cant find the pics now but a great test to how well built they are .

Sure was one hell of a test and a good find

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Old 15 February 2014, 19:45   #43
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Thats the one thanks Boatnomad ! Apparently after the clean up with a pressure hose one of the ships engineers put a battery on & the port engine started up & ran perfectly,,, & if you believe that you'll believe anything lol only joking but its still a great test to how well they are built . & if you happen to find a set of sponsons on a remote beach somewhere in the world you now where they came from!
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