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Old 05 February 2012, 16:18   #1
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Washing pole on SR5.4

Just came across this. Talk about an accident waiting to happen, especially in a rolling sea. Samson post... looks like a washing pole to me!

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Old 05 February 2012, 16:23   #2
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i didnt know the rnli used seariders, or built plywood consoles!
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Old 05 February 2012, 17:03   #3
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i didnt know the rnli used seariders, or built plywood consoles!
Appaently according to most ebay numpties, if it's orange it must be ex RNLI as nobody else ever had an orange boat
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Old 05 February 2012, 17:06   #4
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Old 05 February 2012, 17:16   #5
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Appaently according to most ebay numpties, if it's orange it must be ex RNLI as nobody else ever had an orange boat
In that case, Ex-RNLI Ribcraft with twin 115 Etecs anybody?
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i didnt know the rnli used seariders, or built plywood consoles!
They did have a couple of non descript Avons for odd uses such as general purpose diver/safety cover for when doing crew/capsize tests in Poole harbour on the Atlantic 21,s before the indoor pool was built can't remember them having consoles either think 1 did have a Samson post but not like that.

Best fleabay ad I saw last year was a blue grey Campari inflatable ex Rnli ,,, Errrr I dont think so lol
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Just came across this. Talk about an accident waiting to happen, especially in a rolling sea. Samson post... looks like a washing pole to me!

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Hmmm......That's in the next village to us......don't recognise it though
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Old 06 February 2012, 03:29   #8
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Hmmm......That's in the next village to us......don't recognise it though
It'll have just been released from Poole, thats why.
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It'll have just been released from Poole, thats why.
Doubt it if its just been released ,looks too old and if it has been usually theres a disclaimer that says that it cannot be be advertised as exrnli
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I messaged for more details of the boat and was told that it WAS ex RNLI - Newport's surf rescue boat and if I didn't believe it then I should ring up the RNLI archives.
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Old 06 February 2012, 10:44   #11
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i think i can smell something rather unpleasant!
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looks like Newports surf rescue club is indipendent of the RNLI anyhow .

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looks like Newports surf rescue club is indipendent of the RNLI anyhow .

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Hi Mart, Newport Pembs SLSC are indeed independent /non RNLI lifeguards and to the best of my knowledge didn't have a boat before the Arancia..... The sailing club (Newport boat club) on the Parrog did have a couple of SR4's as safety boats and now an XS (also).....I think they still have the SR4's (or at least one) and if this is one of their old ones, it didn't look like that when it was down there..... I concur that it wouldn't be a valuable use of anyones time checking with the RNLI either
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Doubt it if its just been released ,looks too old and if it has been usually theres a disclaimer that says that it cannot be be advertised as exrnli
Was a hint of sarcasm in my post.... thought you knew me better Mart!
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Was a hint of sarcasm in my post.... thought you knew me better Mart!
Trouble with text phil everything can come across as too serious lol

even better was your f/book pic the other night with you trying to text with one eye ,unbeknown by you ,,
i d been texting with one eye all day after visiting the hospital and them saying i may have to have me left eye out next year permanantly ,,suppose that sorts out future fancy dress ill have to go as a pirate and for karioke nights just sing dr hook songs,
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That doesn't good mate, what you done to it?
That wasn't me in the photo its my younger brother who you met in Whitby.
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That doesn't good mate, what you done to it?
That wasn't me in the photo its my younger brother who you met in Whitby.
can see ok fine distance wise apart for reading ,just something they picked up on at a routine eye test where they found a tumour at the back of me left eye just a case of seeing if it gets bigger ,,so spent 2 days texting on me I phone with one eye it would have been ok if the fit nurse hadent started poking about with it wish now id got the ugly one .

Back to the thread ,as good as they are i dont think rnli archives will turn anything up without an operational number or offical name at this late stage.
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so who's gona end up with this one then, needs that post moving thou, unless you wana fly a flag
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