'Retired' Lifeboat 'Carlot'  

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Uploaded: 08/30/18 5:33 AM GMT
'Retired' Lifeboat 'Carlot'
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With THIS ONE I've showed you the 'retired' lifeboat 'Carlot' in company with the PSV 'Pollux'.

With this more detailed picture the only attention goes to the 'Carlot' now.

I like to repeat some characteristics about the 'Carlot':

The 'Carlot' was built and commissioned in 1960 and was decommissioned in 2000. In her 40 years of service, the Carlot made 579 rescue trips. In addition, 799 people, nine cats, a dog and a pigeon were saved.

The 'Carlot' was ahead of its time because of the self-righting ability that was even further increased by the closed wheelhouse. When all the doors of this wheelhouse are closed, the 'air bubble' in the wheelhouse is such a big driving force that the boat can't turn upside-down anymore. In the tilting test with closed doors, the boat immediately returned to its normal position after 6 seconds. With open doors it took 50 seconds before the boat had directed herself.

The 'Carlot' nowadays can be seen in the harbor of Terneuzen, Zeeland, The Netherlands as a floating museum piece. However, she's still completely intact, witness her sailing presence at the rescue event in Flushing on August 15, 2018.


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08/30/18 9:10 AM GMT
These older vessels have so much character....R.
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08/30/18 11:34 AM GMT
Well done my friend, I find it amazing that so much workman ship went into this vessel, if I was on her, I would feel safe! tigs=^..^=
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08/30/18 1:43 PM GMT
The old ones are the best!...At first...I thought this one a 'model' as it shows such detail...😄
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08/30/18 7:29 PM GMT
Again it's just amazing to me that a boat can be self-righting and this is an excellent capture of that boat Mr. C.
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08/31/18 8:31 AM GMT
very nice boat,very well capture to.
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09/04/18 4:32 PM GMT
The exhaust stack behind the wheelhouse has a black cap on it. I'm guessing it has a sealing device inside that keeps water from entering when the boat flips, sort of like some of the better quality snorkels that skin divers use. She may be retired but she's still trim and capable. A beautiful craft and an excellent capture of her, C.

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09/05/18 9:51 AM GMT
A another great capture C.

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09/05/18 4:47 PM GMT
I have seen these boats right themselves like a weeble wooble.
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