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Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
« Reply #15 on: Oct 09, 2017, 06:04 PM »
If not on the ship, I thing that displayed and preserved lining the road to the QE2 with them is not such a bad idea, maybe even allowing going on them for a impression.

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Re: QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
« Reply #16 on: Oct 20, 2017, 07:12 PM »
The general consensus seems to be that we're happy the lifeboats are still with the ship.

But how long can they survive?  They've already had 9 years of baking in the sunshine, they were only maintained for the first couple of years (they were lowered and tested regularly).  Sand, incredible heat, salt...
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Offline Rod

Re: QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
« Reply #17 on: Oct 21, 2017, 01:39 PM »
I dear say they can last quite a bit longer. Big engines have probably had it but, the 2 and 3 cylinder Listers will probably still be usable until you, me and The QE2 Forum, have departed this earth!

Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
« Reply #18 on: Oct 23, 2017, 06:37 PM »
Would it not be more worrying the way they are stored, then how at the moment? I'm no export, but would they not be experiencing forces they where maybe not designed to take?

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Re: QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
« Reply #19 on: Feb 21, 2018, 08:45 PM »
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  The general consensus seems to be that we're happy the lifeboats are still with the ship.

But how long can they survive?  They've already had 9 years of baking in the sunshine, they were only maintained for the first couple of years (they were lowered and tested regularly).  Sand, incredible heat, salt...   

Given the unofficial photos of QE2 , they could line them with brand new carperts and install lights in them... ;D
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