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TGB in the Scottish Maritime Museum

TGB in the Scottish Maritime Museum 23/4/10
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Picture added on 26 April 2010 at 21:06
Good tae see that this old Lifeboat has been given a good refurbishment as she looked in rather a sad state in previous photographs.

We know in Longhope how much work it takes to maintain an old boat like this- our vintage Lifeboat Thomas McCunn is in constant need of care and repair, and is well worth a visit to see how our Lifeboats used to be compared to the state of the art models seen around our coast today.
Added by John Budge on 27 April 2010
Sorry John, I live near Irvine and watched the so called refurbishment, it is totally cosmetic, and looks fine in a photo, she is in very poor shape underneath the slight coat o paint that they gave her.. the museum here is scraping the barrel for funds and have a lot of old stuff that is going to ruin because of it... at the time of the 40th anniversary she was in a rough state paintwise and I made it known to them that little respect was being shown at that time, considering the sadness of her history..
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 29 April 2010
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