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Neil

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BALLYCOTTON LIFEBOAT GOES HOME
« on: March 07, 2014, 05:22:21 pm »

It is with absolute joy and great delight that I can say that this fine, beautiful and venerable lifeboat, the only RNLI lifeboat in history to have been awarded a Gold medal for her self, has finally been saved from a watery grave, and is now on her way home to her rightful place in history...........BALLYCOTTON, County Cork, EIRE where she is to be restored to working condition.......

A trust was set up last September ( I think) and in that time they have raised enough money to buy her, pay for her uplifting from the Grand Canal Basin, Dublin and transport back to Ballycotton.

Although the now hard work of both restoration and fund raising to pay for that begins.......there is light at the end of the tunnel that one of the most famous lifeboats in RNLI history will be transformed from what you see in the video to a beautiful boat once again.

If you want to read about one of the most famous and arduous rescues in maritime history just google  DAUNT Rock Lightship rescue

below is a video of her uplifting....   http://vimeo.com/88062401


and guess who's going over to see her and her ancestral station in around 4 weeks time...........I can't wait.
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Re: BALLYCOTTON LIFEBOAT GOES HOME
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 05:29:42 pm »

Great news Neil  :-)) :-)) :-))


Do I smell a model coming on?  O0 O0 O0




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Re: BALLYCOTTON LIFEBOAT GOES HOME
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 05:34:39 pm »

Great news Neil  :-)) :-)) :-))


Do I smell a model coming on?  O0 O0 O0




Ned

now ned, pay attention, lol.............. {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)


    http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,34379.0.html


that's the reason for my trip, to repatriate the model with the real lifeboat and her new owner........should be quite a photo shoot,  :} :} :} :} :}
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Re: BALLYCOTTON LIFEBOAT GOES HOME
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 05:51:40 pm »

hi neil ,

great news to hear they are restoring another lifeboat, do you no if there will be a blog like George emly had, and if so can you let us no on here. I no its early days.  :-))

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Re: BALLYCOTTON LIFEBOAT GOES HOME
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2014, 05:54:41 pm »

hi david......already set up, you can keep in touch with the trust here.......


https://www.facebook.com/savethemarystanford

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Re: BALLYCOTTON LIFEBOAT GOES HOME
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 05:58:56 pm »

WoW

A senior moment indeed >>:-(
That's what happens when you spend all
afternoon trying to get a waterline sorted
when the plans are not to scale and too
faded to scale up and no chance of a beer
as SWIMBO needs my chauffeuring services
this evening <:(

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Re: BALLYCOTTON LIFEBOAT GOES HOME
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2014, 06:55:45 pm »

Neil ,what a great bit of news ,lovely old boat ,lots of history here no doubt ,well done to ALL and thank you for sharing this ,Dave .
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Re: BALLYCOTTON LIFEBOAT GOES HOME
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2014, 08:06:48 pm »

ansome! proper job! lets hope the restoration will speedily progress.
I was privileged to steer Neils model at least twice,what a wonderful day it would be if I could do the same with the real thing in a few years time.
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Re: BALLYCOTTON LIFEBOAT GOES HOME
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2014, 08:31:22 pm »

WoW

A senior moment indeed >>:-(
and no chance of a beer
as SWIMBO needs my chauffeuring services
this evening <:(

Ned

you lead a hard life ned, {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: BALLYCOTTON LIFEBOAT GOES HOME
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2014, 08:33:39 pm »

ansome! proper job! lets hope the restoration will speedily progress.
I was privileged to steer Neils model at least twice,what a wonderful day it would be if I could do the same with the real thing in a few years time.
Mick F

that would be a dream come true, Mick.....however, the friend whose cottage we are staying in near Ballycotton is hoping to get us out on a trip on Ballycotton's present boat........that's a dream in itself..........fantastic......taking the camera and cam corder.....batteries charged.
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Re: BALLYCOTTON LIFEBOAT GOES HOME
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2014, 04:17:22 pm »

Well, five weeks today I and my two daughters will be in Ballycotton the ancestral home of my model, and more importantly, the real Lifeboat......and we will meet, and being a saddo I will hug her hull.......a dream I have had for many years.....

ferry tickets booked, accommodation sorted and friends to meet..............boy oh boy, am I looking forward to it all...............you could say, excited.

neil.
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