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    https://youtu.be/X0cppzIbSdU
    Thought some of you might be interested in this.

  • #2
    We are so lucky that none of our ships have gravity Davits any more. Such an overly complex launch and recovery procedure compared to the single point launcher in use here and by many other European navies.
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    • #3
      I wonder are they the very same avon seariders used today on the le ciara? if so they are tough little ribs, not a great bow design by todays standards but tough nevertheless.

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      • #4
        Eh you guys do know that HMS Swift is LÉ Orla right?

        The same davits are in still in active daily use and the Avon seariders are still in active daily use.

        Although they are a bit like Triggers broom at this point, having had so many parts replaced etc since we got em.
        Last edited by Toolbox; 7 May 2017, 17:22.

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        • #5
          thought it was the ciara!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by na grohmití View Post
            We are so lucky that none of our ships have gravity Davits any more. Such an overly complex launch and recovery procedure compared to the single point launcher in use here and by many other European navies.
            I know, what a faff, Id hate to be threading water waiting for that palaver

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            • #7
              Wonder what the drill is if a MOB goes off during a RAS?

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              • #8
                Same, but the ship doesnt stop.
                German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
                German 2: Private? I am a general!
                German 1: That is the bad news.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by restless View Post
                  thought it was the ciara!
                  HMS Swallow is LÉ Ciara

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                  • #10
                    At all times while underway there is a designated rescue boat crew who while going about their normal duties will respond instantly to a man overboard.

                    They will close up, dress and launch with 2/3 mins.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Toolbox View Post
                      Eh you guys do know that HMS Swift is LÉ Orla right?

                      The same davits are in still in active daily use and the Avon seariders are still in active daily use.

                      Although they are a bit like Triggers broom at this point, having had so many parts replaced etc since we got em.
                      The pre edit version made me laugh ... thought it was a nickname

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                      • #12
                        It is interesting that film was made in the same year we bought them.
                        Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Toolbox View Post
                          Eh you guys do know that HMS Swift is LÉ Orla right?

                          The same davits are in still in active daily use and the Avon seariders are still in active daily use.

                          Although they are a bit like Triggers broom at this point, having had so many parts replaced etc since we got em.

                          Those seariders are well gone.......

                          New type are grey hulled with modern electronic systems.

                          Bought circa 2009 to replace orange hulled boats on Peacocks & Emer class.

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                          • #14
                            The boats are still unique in the fleet though, compared to what's used on the other ship types. Did they get diesel outboards or are they still using petrol?
                            German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
                            German 2: Private? I am a general!
                            German 1: That is the bad news.

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                            • #15
                              Original Seariders were known as 5.4 metre Class. Unsure of what the newer boats are called.

                              Our original boats came with Eithne, fitted wrong way round on the upper boat deck with a single 70hp Johnson Engine.

                              Aisling was the first of the PVs to be trialled with a Searider, was done one Wednesday afternoon in the basin,must check my diary for the specific date but it was 1988. We also tested a new Dunlop boat the same day against the searider but its driver position was found to be problematic. The Avon Rep presented a couple of us drivers with a nice Avon pen on the day.
                              Last edited by hptmurphy; 8 May 2017, 12:19.
                              Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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