Wreckless Rat wrote
Yep, but the RNLI boys prefer it that way as they get to run themselves as they see fit and not to some stupid 'targets'.
Fair enough but you'd expect them to get a few sheckles thrown their way or at least a "thank you" bonus or tax break etc.
As a charity, they do get tax breaks at least. Some of the kit they have is really hard core. Self Righting boats with twin 700bhp engines. I met a skipper once who told me they went out in a Force 10 once for a chuckle I get anjoyed when their time is sometimes spent on some rich kid who has run out of fuel and has the cheek to call up and call it mechanical failure
the RNLI is a CHARITY!!!!its a scandal that it continues,but as others have pointed out ,the present govt cannot be trusted with our essential emergency services so maybe its a good thing
Accepting a tug in the sea can be very costly though...
Care to share a holiday experience with us?
Mr Tibbs wrote
You'll be a fucking hero and some sort of tree-hugging yoghurt-weaving organisation is bound to reward you with free sandals and worry-beads for the rest of your low-impact environmentally friendly life.
I support the RNLI - as an ex diver and some times sailor I consider it insurance
How come your an 'ex diver'?
Accepting a tow at sea can be very costly though...
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