The project has come to an end !!!!
But not the way I planned.
Late Monday night someone decided to set fire to the RIB, the fire investigator has said that someone set the fire at the back of the boat shed using an accelarant (petrol), luckily someone was on there way home and saw the flames and raised the alarm and woke the people in the 2 lock houses, who had to evacuate there homes, luckily the wind was blowing away from the houses so they were not damaged. The explosions woke most of the local boaters, believed to have been the empty diesel jerry cans and fire extinguishers exploding. The fire brigade arrived after 17 minutes, by which time the boat shed was well alight and had spread to another shed and the pole carrying the power to the houses, the heat was so great that it melted the insulation on the power cables and they shorted out sending sparks everywhere. Burning debris in the air set fire to nearby trees and the roof of a nearby workshop. The fire brigade ran out of water on the 2 fire appliances and while they were setting up pumps to get water from the canal the fire spread to another storage shed.
Once the fire had been put out the police secured the area as a crime scene, and I did not get to see the full damage until mid morning yesterday when the fire officer took me to have a look.
So the Osprey Sea Harrier project is over
A few pics of the remains