My father is an avid fan of the lifeboats, which stemmed from him growing up in Skegness and the crew were made up of his schoolmates dads. He has had a passion for them ever since and has seen many, although he does not keep a record. However, if you asked him which ones he has seen he would tell you the name of the boat, the town, the class of boat and it’s launch method.I know of hoppers who collect receipts for coffee from every Macdonalds they visit. The same for Costas.
I think the best one I heard about was the hopper who collected details of the lifeboats he had seen.
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