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One of the oldest "Afloat" boat the "Arun Class" has been superseded by more up-to-date boats. As a first is was either loved or hated but whatever, it was a first and a true landmark craft in maritime rescue. The Arun has many redeeming features and an elegant line, in its presence you can not help but feel safe and well equipped for any eventuality. RNLB MICKIE SALVESEN 52-39 was up to 2005 in service at Barry Dock South Wales and is now decommissioned and in service with Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue

Early stage Hull and Rails Superstructure Start Stanchions & kick board

Aft Deck detail Bow Section Superstructure Complete

Interim Progress Fire Hose outlet Forward deck vent
A work of art - The Mast - 80 parts!  Fuel Door cost me a new mini Miller! Anchor stanchion / drop down
The real thing ! Anchor stanchion / drop down  Capstan, with many thanks to manufacturer.
The door closer cams are for show only. I was tempted to make them operational Rear detail Superstructure Paint
Upper Bridge Primed Working Radar Fuel door with vent and filler cap
Cab front, hatches and vents Major fitting underway Upper position view

Wiper (working) detail and Windows Stern Details The "Crew" arrives

Fire hydrant -attached to working pump!

"Y" Boat The "Y" Boat progressed
"Y" boat on board Final build Working hose!
But its also an useful test pool ! Pool bought for the kids! The Real Thing

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The building of this model would not have been possible without the cooperation of the Barry Dock Life Boat staff and crew.

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 It is our primary maritime emergency network and is solely dependant on charitable donations.

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