Wednesday, 8 July 2009

What a relief

Today our ILB (D-613 'Jack Cleare') has gone off for refit. This used to happen every 18 months but after she's had this refit it will be extended to every 2 years.
The refits are carried out at the RNLI's Inshore Lifeboat Centre (ILC) in Cowes. If you're really lucky you might even see the refit happening on the new ILC webcams.

RNLI Depot Transport brought a relief boat (D-610 'Catterick') complete with pod and engine so that our boat can go back complete. This means that the electronics in the pod and the engine can all be serviced at the same time.

The refit is planned to take 2 to 3 weeks so hopefully Jack Cleare will be back in time for Lifeboat Week.

Both boats are out on exercise tonight so the crew will be giving the relief boat a run to make sure that she performs well.

Thanks to Kev & Gav for their help (and doughnuts!)

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