Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Full Scale Ships => Topic started by: Holmsey on September 24, 2007, 04:25:33 pm

Title: Breakfast at Fleet Services
Post by: Holmsey on September 24, 2007, 04:25:33 pm
Saw this today in the Lorry Park on the M3. Hope it doesn't mean the rain is here to stay.

Holmsey
Title: Re: Breakfast at Fleet Services
Post by: gingyer on September 24, 2007, 10:52:20 pm
I saw it 6 - 8 months ago
It was on the M6 north of liverpool going south
I know it said slow moving but that is taking the Michael  ;D

seriously though I have seen a couple of lifeboats being moved around by truck
I thought it would of been easier to sail them to their destination

Colin
Title: Re: Breakfast at Fleet Services
Post by: MCAT on September 25, 2007, 09:06:23 am
Anyone got a clue where she might be bound. as the tyne is being phased out. new station - reserve fleet ??

Title: Re: Breakfast at Fleet Services
Post by: Ghost in the shell on September 25, 2007, 09:31:56 am
may have gone for a refit 6 months ago, and was snapped making its way back
Title: Re: Breakfast at Fleet Services
Post by: dougal99 on September 25, 2007, 11:52:49 am
Anyone got a clue where she might be bound. as the tyne is being phased out. new station - reserve fleet ??



A clue might be the name on the back "Sennen Cove Lifeboat". Their website states they are equipped with a Tyne

http://www.sennen-cove.com/lifeboat.htm

Cheers

Doug
Title: Re: Breakfast at Fleet Services
Post by: Guy Bagley on September 25, 2007, 01:36:38 pm
i was recently on the way back from bournmouth and spotted a brede  class boat on a low loader  truck parked up at the rownhams services by southampton, the  driver said  the boat was on its way back to poole HQ
Title: Re: Breakfast at Fleet Services
Post by: anmo on September 25, 2007, 01:49:04 pm
i was recently on the way back from bournmouth and spotted a brede  class boat on a low loader  truck parked up at the rownhams services by southampton, the  driver said  the boat was on its way back to poole HQ

You must be pretty nippy across those six lanes of the M27 Guy, If you were leaving Bournemouth and the boat was on its way back to Poole, you'd have been on opposite sides of the motorway. Or maybe traffic was very light, and you've got a very loud shout.
Title: Re: Breakfast at Fleet Services
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 25, 2007, 01:49:54 pm
I saw this at the Warrington services a few months ago......


Title: Re: Breakfast at Fleet Services
Post by: MCAT on September 25, 2007, 02:09:54 pm
Anyone got a clue where she might be bound. as the tyne is being phased out. new station - reserve fleet ??



A clue might be the name on the back "Sennen Cove Lifeboat". Their website states they are equipped with a Tyne

http://www.sennen-cove.com/lifeboat.htm

Cheers  Doug  I new were it was stationed just thought it might have been replaced and they were relocating the one on the back of the lorry,   ;D

Thanks

Doug
Title: Re: Breakfast at Fleet Services
Post by: dougal99 on September 25, 2007, 02:25:56 pm
Doug,

I note from the news part of their website that they hope to be equipped with a new Tamar class in 2008 or 2009 and currently have a relief boat.

Doug
Title: Re: Breakfast at Fleet Services
Post by: Guy Bagley on September 25, 2007, 03:55:45 pm
i was recently on the way back from bournmouth and spotted a brede  class boat on a low loader  truck parked up at the rownhams services by southampton, the  driver said  the boat was on its way back to poole HQ

You must be pretty nippy across those six lanes of the M27 Guy, If you were leaving Bournemouth and the boat was on its way back to Poole, you'd have been on opposite sides of the motorway. Or maybe traffic was very light, and you've got a very loud shout.

 i know- i was actually dropping somebody back at the services at the end of the day....i had a firms car and was expected to 'car share' i foolishly agreed to pick them up at the services...hence my 'detour'...........hell your'e sharp today !
Title: Re: Breakfast at Fleet Services
Post by: Holmsey on September 25, 2007, 04:28:07 pm
The life boat was on the North (East Bound) side so it was going away from Cornwall and Dorset!!

This was photographed in Feb 2002 on the other side. (It's not a lifeboat)
Title: Re: Breakfast at Fleet Services
Post by: Holmsey on November 12, 2007, 04:03:10 pm
Someone had a bad day with his speed boat today. It took about 2 hours to clear it off the Service Area slip road!!!!!
Title: Re: Breakfast at Fleet Services
Post by: Guy Bagley on November 12, 2007, 04:29:58 pm
HAVING LEFT THE WARWICKSHIRE SHOW LAST NIGHT WE WERE LONDONBOUND ON THE M40- COMING IN THE OTHER DIRECTION ( BIRMINGHAM BOUND) THERE WAS A TYNE CLASS ON A LOW LOADER, ANYONE ELSE SEE IT ?
Title: Re: Breakfast at Fleet Services
Post by: Holmsey on November 22, 2007, 06:42:17 pm
Another maritime visitor today. This famous old lady was on her way to Earls Court.