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    Default How to Make a Lifeboat: The Story Behind the Shannon

    My apologies if this has been posted previously.


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    Default Re: How to Make a Lifeboat: The Story Behind the Shannon

    Here's one that is old school.


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    Default Re: How to Make a Lifeboat: The Story Behind the Shannon

    Quote Originally Posted by interloper View Post
    My apologies if this has been posted previously.

    Uh oh...... What have you done?

    It's been refreshingly RNLI-free on here for a few weeks. Now you'll have woken up Sybarite.
    "French lifeboat a tenth of the price, faster, more capable, could be launched from a boatyard travel hoist even in a Force Ten........"

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    Default Re: How to Make a Lifeboat: The Story Behind the Shannon

    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Twothree View Post
    Uh oh...... What have you done?

    It's been refreshingly RNLI-free on here for a few weeks. Now you'll have woken up Sybarite.
    "French lifeboat a tenth of the price, faster, more capable, could be launched from a boatyard travel hoist even in a Force Ten........"
    I must admit the video gave me a good laugh.

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    Default Re: How to Make a Lifeboat: The Story Behind the Shannon

    Nice to see the Exmouth boat featured.
    Cynical Scots engineer.

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    Default Re: How to Make a Lifeboat: The Story Behind the Shannon

    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Twothree View Post
    "French lifeboat a tenth of the price, faster, more capable, could be launched from a boatyard travel hoist even in a Force Ten........"
    Pah. They've become even more efficient than that since then. A hundreth of the price and can be launch from a low-cost boathouse three streets back from the seafront into the teeth of a full hurricane using only three small elastic bands. Crews love them so much they don't ever bother going home more than once per month.

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    Default Re: How to Make a Lifeboat: The Story Behind the Shannon

    “Cross the river before reviling the crocodile’s mother!”

    H.W.Tilman.

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    Default Re: How to Make a Lifeboat: The Story Behind the Shannon

    Interloper,

    love the old school film !

    No mention of luxury offices for PR types, ' managers ' and accountants...
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