Some nice (on my point view) picture from archive.
Posted by: Dim - website: http://
Early Norwegian life boat, designed by Colin Archer, ekstermly sea worthy
RS 22 Redningsskyte 22
The best type of boat "have" perfect John's answer. Thank you, John!
See you, Dim.
colin archer! since a kid i liked those boats and story's!
"RS" = "RedningsSkyte" means "Rescue Boat". Colin Archer based his design on the old pilot boats that used to go out in all kinds of weather. He added a watertight deck and outside ballast. Maybe it's "the best type of boat" if you want to go sailing in very bad conditions It is not very fast in light winds.
RS 22 was built (by C.A.) in 1909, named "VARD" (a small town in nortern Norway). See http://home.online.no/~jeppejul/ColinArcherByggeliste.xls#A223
If you want one, have a look at http://home.online.no/~jeppejul/ColinArchersForSale.html
RS Vardo, 1910, Later renamed Colin Archer,3rd design in Colin Archers Redningskoite series. ( If you don't count the one cutter Larvik). Old? Compared to the thousand plus years people have drifted around the oceans?