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inverclyde-ted

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Strathclyde Police Boat
« on: April 17, 2008, 03:53:16 PM »

Have been on this vessel twice now.....in line with my job ! it really is as good as it looks in this photograph. Just thought it would be nice to share it with you all.
Jim :police:
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008, 04:08:34 PM »

Jim
This is based on a lifeboat presumably, would it be a Trent?
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008, 04:17:39 PM »

hi alan it looks like a old retired  arun class life boat  there was one in weymouth marina a few years ago  thay painted the orange superstructure grey     see you at alfold hope us  'southenders' bring the sunshine!! :) regards ray
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2008, 04:29:55 PM »

Yep, it's an Arun. Ex-Penlee - Mabel Alice. O.N. 1085 52-24.

(Kent police have just bought the prototype Tamar - to be based at Sheerness).


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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008, 05:07:45 PM »

Hi Guys

Lance got it in one it is indeed the old Mabel Alice, follow this link to get some more on her

http://www.strathclyde.police.uk/index.asp?locID=928&docID=-1

Cheers

Jim
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2008, 12:25:32 PM »

Can anyone give any details on this rather nice looking Clyde police boat?

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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2008, 01:03:50 PM »


   Excellent picture!
      It would make a terrific model.  O0
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2008, 01:26:43 PM »

very nice boat, looks a little bit like a smaller trent but im sure someone will tell us O0

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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2008, 02:00:44 PM »


   Excellent picture!
      It would make a terrific model.  O0


So would the Bismark Martin ;)
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2008, 02:07:48 PM »

Courtesy of the BBC
Impressive vessel'

It is the first time MoD police have trialled a boat which has been expressly built for their needs.

Built over a period of 15 months, it is powered by two turbo-charged diesel engines and has a top speed of more than 30 knots.

The vessel is designed to be quicker and more manoeuvrable by using water-jet technology for steering.

The MoD spokesman said: "We are still conducting trials but every indication so far is that this launch will be far and away the most capable and impressive vessel of its type in the UK, if not beyond."

Once the boat has successfully completed sea trials then it will be based on the Clyde.
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2008, 02:50:43 PM »

At least this new boat might keep them awake on a Sunday morning.
I just a few years ago managed to sail within 3 boat lengths of them in my 50hp RIB, before the guy reading the Sunday papers dropped them, the guy asleep with his head resting on the chart table woke up and the helmsman sitting with his feet up drinking a coffee, scalded himself......All within yards of the Coulport submarine fueling depot.
Just makes you feel safe to think the MOD finest are on the ball 24hrs a day {-)
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2008, 03:01:39 PM »

Mod Plod are always at thier best.

Be a lert, Britain needs lerts.
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2008, 08:41:31 PM »

True story:

Mod Plod "Can I see your ID"

Me "But you know who I am"

Mod Plod "Yes sir, but familiarity breeds etc"

You couldn't make it up  :D
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2008, 10:29:33 PM »


So who's going to be brave enough to contact the MoD and ask them where the boat was made.....
.......and then refer them to this thread!  :o
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2008, 04:25:27 PM »

I'll have a go, always up for a challenge? :angel:
just sent my first email, so will hope for some response. :D
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2008, 04:22:24 PM »

I have since found out that it was designed by Camarc, and built by Holyhead Marine, see their website here for more details:

http://www.holyhead.co.uk/co_holyhead_marine/index.asp

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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2008, 06:11:00 PM »

Hell of a thing I need to come on here to find out what the boat I seen was in the fish dock the other week, whats worse HOLYHEAD fish dock, and it was built here. {-)

Andy. :) ;)
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2008, 10:51:59 AM »


Well I have new!

I've spoken to Holyhead Marine and had a nice chat with a gentleman there.
He was a bit reserved at first but once he realised we just a bunch of enthusiastic... but harmless nutters he
agreed to look into the possibility of releasing a set of simplified CAD drawings for us to make a model of their
new 15m Police Boat. Obviously any commercial and copyright details will be removed and there is no licence
to produce the hull commercially but they are more than keen so see some semi scale models of this
and their other boats.

He said, 'give him a week or so and he'll see what he can make available.' .... Does any Mayhemers know CAD and CAD conversion?

( NB: if anyone is interested in making an exact scale model of the Police Boat, please PM me! )

More pictures would be welcome Andy if possible.



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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2008, 11:37:46 AM »

hi there everyone;

Martin Mayhem - if you can persuade that man with the Leather Jacket on  :D to do a drawing or a plan similar to the Fairy Swordsman in construction or the Strathclyde Police Boat; I will be prepared to do a build and a log on it, similar to the Fairy Swordsman;

I have no facility though of downloading CAD drawings on this computer here; but I am certain we could get by - however, it would be great to work from a plan that is our Dave M can do it - hey it would only take him a couple of minutes, he is sitting there with nowt else to do isnt he  -  sitting there on his old man's chair twiddling his thumbs and swinging his soldering iron....I am now goiing to don my hard hat and dive for cover....aye  :) :) :) :) :) :)
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2008, 11:55:44 AM »


This is handy to view files, covers most types , no excuse now Br Bird

http://www.infograph.com/products/dwgviewer/


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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2008, 11:59:23 AM »

Everyone's on my case today.....    :-X


Martin

Is that the beat up Samsonite with the broken lock?  {-)

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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2008, 09:39:40 AM »

I was wondering what the hell to do today...................
OK, if you can squeeze some drawings out of The Plod then I'll see what I can do to get them in a fit state for Bloobs to play with. AutoCAD R14.DWG would be the best format, but I can convert from PDF if necessary.
Don't try getting anything from Camarc - we've been trying for years! "Blood" and "stone" spring to mind.
Now leave me alone for a bit - I've got Footski's P94 to finish!
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2008, 12:13:49 AM »

hi there,

with reference to viewing cad drawings may i suggest this.

You can download for free software very similar to autocad here http://www.dwggateway.com/

Be warned the software is full of glitches if your intending on doing any extensive drawing work but if its just for viewing files and some drafting then its perfect  It will view any dwg. dxf. file etc.

hope this is of use to some one :)
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Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2009, 08:19:13 PM »

She's definately a retired Arun. There's one in Holyhead harbour too on a regular basis,looks like a dive support boat or something,orange painted over with grey(bit dull!). Dave.
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