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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Notch7, 29 Jul 2021.

  1. Notch7

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    New: The RNLI says it's received over £200,000 in donations yesterday alone, after lifeboat volunteers told of the criticism they've faced in rescuing people crossing the Channel

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    Running costs for 2020 were £139 miliion which comes out to a lot more than £200k per day, I hope that doesn't mean donations are falling.;)

    My favourite charity, still have a small monthly standing order to them and in my sailing days we used to organise a fun day which would raise a couple of K
     
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    Not much more than the money spent on a ferry company with no ferries...

    And significantly less than the tens of billions spent on the useless 'track and trace' and pingdemic apps...

    I wonder which service saves more lives per pound? :rolleyes:
     
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    I was having a really bad time in my life when news broke of the Penlee disaster & I don't remember thinking about the RNLI at all much before that. Over the years they've had £1000's off me & we never travel to the coast without visiting any station in range.

    A quote from the book Penlee: The Loss Of A Lifeboat is forever in my mind . . . "You have to go out, you don't have to come back".

    What's happening in the channel isn't caused by the RNLI & I think any criticism of their involvement comes from mouth breathing, amoeba brained thundertwats who should be made to carry the bodies off the beaches.
     
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    I'm guessing they get larger sums at particular times of the year to boost the average.
     
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    A walrus has taken a liking to some life boat launch platform and has been using it as a sleeping place

    every time they have to launch the boat they have had to shift the
    Walrus which apparently is not easy
     
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    And large amounts left in wills, a lot of boats are named after beneficiaries.
     
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    Yup, 65% of their income ;)
     
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    They are exceedingly well funded. But also deserve every penny.
     
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    The Penlee lifeboat disaster film/documentary is worth watching, incredible bravery, very moving.
     
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    Is it bravery or stupidity?

    No one got on that boat knowing that they were going to die. To do so is utter stupidity.

    They got on that boat knowing that the conditions were bad, possibly the worst that they had ever encountered. They got on that boat knowing they were going to find the limits.

    They got on that boat because "You have to go out, you don't have to come back".
     
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    As you a sailor, I’d guess you know.

    What would it be like to sail across the channel in a dingy -scary I imagine.
     
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    It would depend on the forecast. I use Windfinder and navionics, both work on a mobile phone fine. And navionics would easily get them across the channel accurately.

    the boats they use while overloaded and small tend to come with 15-25hp outboards. So the crossing will be under 4 hours on a calm day. They could do it on 25-40l of fuel depending on the wave height. If they crossed today it would be pretty horrible. 2-3m waves and f6+ winds.

    if you mean a sailing dingy, with a decent crew and race spec - it would be awesome - around 6-8 hours of fun
     
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    They only need to make it half way before being taxi'd to the UK.
     
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    Fair play to the RNLI they are an amazing organisation. I am so glad they have stood upto the bigotry of some racist morons and continued to do the amazing job they do.
     
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