Hitchin' a ride
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
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Just a note on police and other rescue boats, since they were mentioned. Police, Fire, and others have long since switched to Aluminum or composite. Unsinkable, self righting boats are the preferred method of transport. And of course when I say unsinkable, I mean as unsinkable as unsinkable can be in reality. The boats are extremely strong and will resist damage to a higher breaking point. The trade off being that when they fail, it is catastrophic. But, unlike us, the government just goes out and buys a replacement.
Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley
Vaya con Dios