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Old 15 January 2014, 16:46   #1
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Hope the mods don't mind, but as the helmsman of an orange RIB, I thought I'd share the first podcast that we have produced at Littlestone RNLI. We are situated on the Kent coast just north of Dungeness, right along side the Varne Boat Club. We will be releasing a new one every few months and I shall share them with you if no one objects. It's the first time that any RNLI crew has created a podcast and the intention is to share a little bit of life on station. Maybe it might inspire a few people to get down to their local station and get stuck in!

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I can't talk for the mods but welcome to this forum and you my respect, I offered my local station my services a number of years back but no one ever got back to me, I still support you guys with donations only
Same here Bif I offered help on the ops side and I am still awaiting a reply from HQ even although the local station manager put my name forward. I also still support them every year by donation and would not do otherwise as like you I have huge respect for the crews and the organisation.

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Same here Bif I offered help on the ops side and I am still awaiting a reply from HQ even although the local station manager put my name forward. I also still support them every year by donation and would not do otherwise as like you I have huge respect for the crews and the organisation.

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Jambo, i see you are from Girvan area? If you listen to the podcast you'll hear me talking about being inspired to join the lifeboat after living on the west coast of Scotland. Well that was Girvan and the lifeboat there. That place is still in my soul nearly 40 years after I left!
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Jambo, i see you are from Girvan area? If you listen to the podcast you'll hear me talking about being inspired to join the lifeboat after living on the west coast of Scotland. Well that was Girvan and the lifeboat there. That place is still in my soul nearly 40 years after I left!
Greetings GF. I really pleased you had such a memorable time here in the West of Scotland. Yes well as you probably aware the boat is still stationed here and all connected are in good spirit. Nice to hear from you and if you ever feel the need to answer the 'call' keep me posted.
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[QUOTE=gibberfish;594022]Hope the mods don't mind, but as the helmsman of an orange RIB, I thought I'd share the first podcast that we have produced at Littlestone RNLI. We are situated on the Kent coast just north of Dungeness, right along side the Varne Boat Club. We will be releasing a new one every few months and I shall share them with you if no one objects. It's the first time that any RNLI crew has created a podcast and the intention is to share a little bit of life on station. Maybe it might inspire a few people to get down to their local station and get stuck in!/QUOTE]

Just listened to your podcast and thought it was really good, Its great to hear the details of the outstanding work you guys do. I'm also subscribed to the RNLI Youtube channel, there's some amazing vids posted in from stations all round the country, here's one showing fantastic control with a D class in the surf.
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"What we do" Eh...?
What You and all the other RNLI Guys do is provide ALL of us and the complete Boating /Shipping /Seagoing industries a truly World Class service!
When you consider it's All paid for by Charitable donations and largely manned by Volunteers it's all the more incredible!
God knows there ain't a lot of things to be proud of days in the UK...but The RNLI is defiantly one institution I think everyone is!
Like many on here I'm sure, I donate on a regular basis,and am happy and proud to play a small part.
Over used statement but spot on in your case...Great work!
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There are some great vids on that link.

This one is superb:

If I lived by the sea I'd be motivated to help out. Not much call for it where I live at the moment.
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There are some great vids on that link. This one is superb: If I lived by the sea I'd be motivated to help out. Not much call for it where I live at the moment.
Umm, just keep the donations up, I don't think they really need anybody to help out
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Especially from people who think water should be inside instead of outside boats ;-)
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Yup, fair point - they would only end up rescuing me.
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Yup, fair point - they would only end up rescuing me.
Do the RNLI need the Jayhawk Helicopters one wonders?

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Why not get involved or help out at your local RNLI fundraising branch most city's & towns have one as the old saying " the rescue first starts with the money in the collection box " even just giving a few hours a year & its not only fundraising or bucket holding on collection days theres many skills that people can offer the institution even inland , i live 70 miles from the sea but the branch that i am chairman of has raised money to fund 11 lifeboats over the past 150 years , last an Atlantic 75 , last year we were tasked to fund 8 lifejackets for Flamborough station among other things such as crew training /flood rescue equipment , I also volunteer doing the education & safety talks to groups , we even have available a D class publicity boat that can be used at various events from display to carnival floats to lifeboat pulls . A few of Pics from some of the events last year .office bike ride , police station open day , flag day & we had support from the local diving / subaqua club .
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Do the RNLI need the Jayhawk Helicopters one wonders?

They still use lifeboats here at our local fire department level. They are generally the folks bringing in swimmers and such.

300 miles off Virginia, that is exclusively helo territory, ditto 99% of Alaskan waters. The distances are just too great. Unfortunately the Jayhawks are $17 million US each. The Dolphin, with a 150 mile range (vs 300 miles for a Jayhawk) is still $3.2 million US each. That doesn't even count training and annual operational costs.

You gotta seize a lot of drugs on the non-rescue days to justify those kinds of costs (well justify to some people at least)
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This one is superb:
Indeed, really enjoyed that thanks for finding it.
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Don't feel so bad about all the flak you are taking, you could fill that boat completely with water until it poured over the top of the tubes and you could still use it
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Don't laugh, I have done this with 4 divers and 8 cylinders aboard a 15.5ft RIB. Still floated, still ran.

I did get some water in the fuel through the vented cap. I added an elephant trunk shortly thereafter.
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