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Old 17 November 2010, 13:15   #31
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Now, tell us about the hulk in the pic... who when where etc.
It's the blunt end of the 'Egeria' - a Canadian sailing barque built in 1859 and scuttled in 1872 following an argument with Cape Horn. Used as a storage hulk for many years but now in imminent danger of falling into the sea due to gribble and teredo worm eating everything below the water, it sinks a bit every year though the timbers in the top section are as good as the day she was built. It's got a jetty built over the top of the mid section and the bow is long gone but the stern still provides handy shelter for the pontoons for the two company launches - that's Beagle in the photo behind me (Halmatic 9.8m, twin Mermaid Majestic shaft drive) and the Speedwell usually sits where I am parked (Halmatic Nelson 42, twin Volvo TAMD63 shaft drive). One day it will either fall in the sea or get pulled down before it does, most of the other wooden hulks have already gone as they started shedding little 3x9" and 12x12" timbers into the harbour, not good for GRP boats if you hit one end on
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I wondered. I knew that Peter Throckmorton had blunted a few chainsaws on various bow sections but that sounds more like wear and tear.

I suppose they all have to go in the end
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Better view

I can see your house
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Old 17 November 2010, 19:29   #34
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I can see your house
Blimey that's an old one! she's still nearly horizontal - and by the boats there and a few of the buildings it must be early 80s or maybe earlier.

And no you can't, not any of my houses and definitely not the one I am typing this from as it's 4 miles over the hill. You're looking in just about the right direction though
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Old 18 November 2010, 11:35   #35
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Here's a few from our travels: Sorry about the size, its just a pain to resize them

My fave shot:

A couple of others:




And finally, the Osprey publicity shots
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Old 19 November 2010, 05:35   #36
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Nice green Osprey in the background there..

Im chuffed i reckognized it cosidering i didnt even realise my own outboard was offset to Stbd........

Lovely pics though, is that Ortac in the background?

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Old 19 November 2010, 07:56   #37
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Nice green Osprey in the background there..
Yep.
The grey model in the centre of the shot also looks smart.
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Old 19 November 2010, 09:22   #38
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Lovely pics though, is that Ortac in the background?

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Nope, it's Garden Rocks aka Les Etacs! More here Ribnet Cruise to Alderney - The Floptilla if you haven't already seen them.
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Nope, it's Garden Rocks aka Les Etacs! More here Ribnet Cruise to Alderney - The Floptilla if you haven't already seen them.

No i hadn't, but glad you pointed them out though....
What a fantastic trip that must have been.....

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Yes it was a good trip. A very good turn out of Ospreys

If you're interested I've got a fair few pics of Jigsaw, both from that trip and a couple of other occasions when we have seen her if you were interested.

With two Vipermaxes in the Mt. St. Michel Bay and us 5mins down the road I hope we can have a little reunion sometime this year, I believe Blue Ray and crew are planning a cruise of our coast next year, so it should be fun

P.S. this is the other VM (charter boat) www.marcus4.fr (used to have a 250xs on it, that would have been as theoreticallyPOWERFUL as us!)

P.P.S. that boat has an odd fairground style handle that wraps around the suicide on the disco. Quite natty methinks!
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