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TYNE Class Lifeboat build

step by step build of a semi kit lifeboat the RNLB WILLIAM STREET of Fleetwood

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Bob Abell31/05/2020 16:25:59
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Thanks Neil, sounds a good idea

There was a photo of the Fleetwood Lifeboat on the news today

I tried to "Save it " but it was not possible for some reason

It was not a JPEG

Bob

neil howard-pritchard31/05/2020 18:58:46
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yes, she was tasked to a sinking converted fishing boat this morning at around 08.00 hours......

3 persons on board. Two older gents, aged 70 and 71 were plucked from the sea in a distressed state, but one other in his 30's sadly went down with the boat and died at the scene..

Bob Abell01/06/2020 07:48:05
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Hi Neil

Is this the Lifeboat you are modelling?

Bob

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Tim Rowe01/06/2020 10:36:45
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Hi Bob

The Tyne Class lifeboats have all been withdrawn. Some were then sold to China. Your picture is a later version, faster and with better self-righting properties.

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Bob Abell01/06/2020 10:40:18
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OK, thanks Tim

Bob

neil howard-pritchard01/06/2020 13:49:09
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Posted by Bob Abell on 01/06/2020 10:40:18:

OK, thanks Tim

Bob

Yes Bob, that picture is of a Trent class lifeboat......capable of making 25 knots full speed, whereas the Tyne was quick, but could only make 18 knots.

neil howard-pritchard01/06/2020 14:14:27
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Posted by Bob Abell on 01/06/2020 10:40:18:

OK, thanks Tim

Bob

having said that, why did the press show a picture of a lifeboat that isn't and never has been associated with Fleetwood.

on her assimilation trials and testing in the early 1990's our Staff coxs'n stationed at Fleetwood brought the FAB4. [fast afloat boat] which was to become the Trent from Dun Loughery in Ireland to Fleetwood for testing...

in transit she was hit by storm force winds, spray rails were lost from the hull, one of her engines was knocked out and the boat nearly broached loosing her radar gear......

she was berthed docks, where she stayed until the chiefs at the RNLI WERE TOLD by our coxs'n what a bag of ******* **** it was and he would keep his Tyne thank you……...and Fleetwood never got a Trent.

but our new boat [2016,july] is the latest super lifeboat, the water jet drive 25 + knot Shannon Class lifeboat. and it was our reserve boat 13-07 RNLB REG which is on relief at the station at the moment, that took part in the rescue, I believe. along with our D class rib.

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neil howard-pritchard03/06/2020 20:36:18
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OMG....WHAT A COCK UP!!!!……...I HAVE MADE.

TODAY I thought after 10 weeks of self isolation and only going to the shops twice a week, as necessary, I thought I and my daughter would take a little drive. didn't intend to go anywhere other than a round trip from home to Glasson Dock via our old haunt, Lancaster. we didn't stop anywhere, but at Glasson, I could see the EX RNLB Voluntary Worker still sat on hard standings.

an opportunity I thought to get a few close ups of the trim tab and the hydraulics, and so warily surveyed the surrounding area......absolutely no one around anywhere.....got my camera and walked to the stern...….

they say ignorance is bliss...…..IT SURE IS....

GOT TO THE BUM END AND BEGAN CURSEING....oh bummer. or similar

I now found out contrary to all I have been pontificating about that the trim tab is one piece...…………..oh!!! poooo……….the Tyne has 2 trim tabs.

spent the rest of the drive home thinking how I was going to make one into two, lol.

so on to ebay this afternoon to find some 1mm sheet brass......and will silver solder 2 [ TWO] NEW trim tabs.

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Edited By neil howard-pritchard on 03/06/2020 20:39:25

Tim Rowe04/06/2020 06:39:54
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That makes a lot more sense Neil

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ashley needham04/06/2020 08:54:49
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Neil. No cockup, mate.

a cockup is when you finish the boat with the wrong trim tabs.

You have you have snatched cockupness from the jaws of severe embarrassment by thorough research.....

Ashley

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