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Re: If I needed rescue, send these guys!

Most of those rescue boats are out there improving their skills when they are really needed. But yeah... testo is a primary fuel to such activities LOL
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Re: If I needed rescue, send these guys!

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Well, testosterone is a good thing, but I still say sailing in the surf zone is crazy dangerous.
Every society needs a few individuals willing to the insane, but sometimes necessary, jobs, that normal people won't.
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amazing!!! How the intakes and strainers don't clog or the engines over heat is a wonder. You can see the tunnels for the props. Some great engineering on that boat.
I imagine the boat has a keel cooler, probably inside those prop tunnels. I can't imagine anything else that would work.

Nice video. I wonder if they make a smaller version (say 10') that I could use as my next tender.

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Re: If I needed rescue, send these guys!

The RNLI is almost entirely run on donations, with many of their crew and support people volunteers. They get virtually nothing from the UK Government which is frankly criminal considering the number of mariners they have rescued from the treacherous waters around the UK over the years.
If you're ever in that part of the world, put your hand in your pocket and drop a few pounds into their collection jars. A visit to an RNLI lifeboat station is always worth it too, the boats are fascinating. My dad has built several museum quality models for them, amazing!
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RNLI Lifeboat services in 2012

8,321 launches
average 23 a day
7,912 people rescued
average 22 a day

Staggering really.
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I always found it staggering that the RNLI is not a government run and paid for program. Especially when you consider how important shipping was/is for the UK and how treacherous the waters are
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I would like to see the footage of them putting it back on that trailer.
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here's a smaller one
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Re: If I needed rescue, send these guys!

Yah... I'd like to be making coffee for those Blokes!
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