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Old 17-08-2010, 20:50   #1
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Torpedo Lifeboat Google Ad a Little Phalic ?

Kept seeing the Google ad for the Torpedo Lifeboat, thinking "can that be real?" Is it just me or is there something a little odd about the design. Especially with the advertised feature:

- The torpedo lifeboat has unique directional stability in the dive
and also when penetrating and moving through water

Torpedo lifeboat - www.noreq.no

Just wondering out loud...
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Old 17-08-2010, 21:12   #2
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Old 18-08-2010, 00:16   #3
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I think its for oil drilling platforms.

The platform may be 50 meters off the water. When its about to blow up you need to get the crew a long way away in a short amount of time.
chuck them in this, strap them in, drop from 50 meters and it goes down hits the water without killing those inside then glides underwater for a few hundred meters and surfaces where its safe.

We have some oil rig workers on this site so maybe they can give an opinion?

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Just forun this

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The Torpedo freefall lifeboat can be installed on board fixed installations, ... with capacity for up to 70 persons and installation heights of up to 50m.
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By the title of your post, you seem to be looking for what's not there. A little too twisted for my taste.
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"That's not the flashlight..........."

Although probably not intentional, ya gotta admit it looks an awful lot like something that goes buzzzz in the nite...........
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Yes... phalic however it looks like there are no ports other than the rear cockpit area. This might be OK for getting off a rig but I cannot imagine spending a day or two in a gigar tube with 70 of my mates.
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"I cannot imagine spending a day or two in a gigar tube with 70 of my mates."

Beats the alternative.

Besides, if it's off an oil rig there would be assistance there within a couple of hours. Also if it were an oil rig, how many would get in before someone pulled the pin? I don't think they would wait for 70 people to enter in an orderly fashion, or any fashion.
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Strange post. They are usually mounted on the stern or as near the stern as possible. During an emergency on board a tanker (like a fire in engine room) The crew would have time for all hands to get to lifeboat.
The ones I have seen are mouted on tracks to give you the best trajectory to enter the water.
I have no business writing about these cept I am suprised by any criticism of a life boat. If it saves lives, it's good.
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Just wondering out loud...
Do you have anything to feel insecure about?

And from the same company one for the ladies:-



Ain't that cute!
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The cigar model doesn't seem to be anything more than an active dream on someone drawing board - e.g. no pics of actual models being tested.

I always wanted to buy an old lifeboat and stick a mast/sail on one
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It looks alot better when dropped from 50+ feet at a 45 into the ocean from a burning oil/gas rig or deck of a tanker/cargo ship...Especially from the inside looking back at what you just escaped...
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Like this?



Fairey Fisherman - 27' with a draft of only 2' 6" - around a 100 built, cancelled order for a liner in the 60's...........me father had one when I was kid. Somewhat undercanvassed so plenty of motorsailing, but would go through anything. I did wonder about increasing the rig and adding lee boards (dutch style).............

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Nope. I'd leave it just like you posted - orange and all...stick a mast on it and away we go...maybe some lee boards. Love the little door on the back!

been eyeing this one for some time

1944 Welin Davit Boat Co. Ltd. Converted steel lifeboat Sail Boat For

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1975 Harding Industries SOLAS Lifeboat Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

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By the title of your post, you seem to be looking for what's not there. A little too twisted for my taste.
Obviously not too twisted for you to open the thread...

Interesting that something with a sexual connotation is considered twisted.

I do believe there is some marketing behind them using that particular model as opposed to the one that DOJ posted that may not be far off the mark of the title.

What I found most interesting was the fact that this company is spending a lot of money on Google ads for a product that obviously is very industrial in nature. Curious to know how much business that blanketing every kind of boating website can generate.

The original post was vague because I thought it would be interesting to see where it would go...
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