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Old 14-02-2013, 04:01   #1
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Long Distance Lifeboat!!

Lifeboat from ship that broke up in the Atlantic during 2011 landed in South Australia's Coorong region today. What a remarkable journey.

Well not quite the threat to yachts that ship containers are, but still it has to be good that it is no longer at sea.

Insurers served order to shift ghost lifeboat - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Hmmmm.... Some paint, a mast, sails, and you an be cruising for ALMOST free.


You know she is seaworthy!

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Re: Long Distance Lifeboat!!

I wonder why she floated so bow-up.

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I wonder why she floated so bow-up.

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Water in the cockpit may be.
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I wonder why she floated so bow-up.

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They are designed to operate with the correct number of people 'survivors' on board. so if its a 20 man lifeboat it would need 20 in it to set to its correct water line.

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Re: Long Distance Lifeboat!!

Those lifeboats are the next best thing to a submarine... They are pretty much water tight and are very durrable, obviously!

When I did my Lifeboatman Training we packed 20 people in one of those and it was tight and stinky! I have yet to motor one and I would guess it would be rolly.
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When I did my Lifeboatman Training we packed 20 people in one of those and it was tight and stinky! .
It seems the drills can be dangerous themselves.

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