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Neil

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WHITE STAR LINE LIFEBOAT
« on: September 29, 2018, 06:46:36 PM »


IS IT, OR ISN'T IT.....and if it is a genuine White Star Boat, would it not be worth much more.....


wonder if he'd swap for two model lifeboats/..


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/White-Star-Life-Boat/223166260590?hash=item33f5bee56e:g:ZRAAAOSw76dbkWHl
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Re: WHITE STAR LINE LIFEBOAT
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 07:20:09 PM »


hi Neil, I don't know if your eyes are better than mine - but I couldn't see any lifting points along the length of the keel - for the lifeboat to be attached to the Davits - also no location points for the rollicks to row the boat with.   If it was an ex-lifeboat I think you would definitely see signs of this - I err on caution and think it maybe just a canny 'old' boat with a story attached to it.


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Re: WHITE STAR LINE LIFEBOAT
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 07:37:20 PM »

I very much doubt that is a lifeboat . No lifting points very small . Looks like a rowing boat with a fake white star line flag on it. I sure they use to paint the flag on to the original boats. Why have Liverpool on it . surely you would have the ships name on it
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Re: WHITE STAR LINE LIFEBOAT
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2018, 07:52:19 PM »

Yes, very small. A typical lifeboat would be around 30 feet long and that looks nowhere near that.
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Re: WHITE STAR LINE LIFEBOAT
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2018, 08:16:10 PM »

Article from 2013



https://amp.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/white-star-lifeboat-rescued-from-hedge-29651125.html



Also  and I would have thought restoring it to that level decreases its value if it was real.


Looking at these pictures it does look close in size I think.



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Re: WHITE STAR LINE LIFEBOAT
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 08:24:16 PM »

not very convincing , might be a work boat .
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Re: WHITE STAR LINE LIFEBOAT
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2018, 08:33:21 PM »

Umm, Be Interesting to know the length and width

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Re: WHITE STAR LINE LIFEBOAT
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 09:41:52 PM »

Hi it's John V i think it's fake it should be 30ft long there's no holes for rowlocks none for davits lift .I think it's like someone said a old work boat cheers John V
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Re: WHITE STAR LINE LIFEBOAT
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2018, 09:46:00 PM »


I thought much the same......and the White Star Flag comes up regularly for sale on ebay, and most times some sap buys one lol....its a nice little boat, and with a steam engine n boiler in it would make a nice canal/river/lake day steamer......but how someone could try such a con is beyond belief.....


and I think most boats were stamped on the fore keelson with serial numbers as well.
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Re: WHITE STAR LINE LIFEBOAT
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2018, 10:03:33 PM »

Hi Neil it's John V i have got faith in Neil he knows his life boats cheer John V
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Re: WHITE STAR LINE LIFEBOAT
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2018, 10:26:07 PM »

Different sort of lifeboats I rather think.
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Re: WHITE STAR LINE LIFEBOAT
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2018, 10:49:46 PM »

Different sort of lifeboats I rather think.
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