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Old 07 May 2011, 03:12   #1
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Sunseeker fire

Well had my cake and ate it again last night out on Nestor for an hour or two, got back for a beer or two on the quay and then this happened.

This was at 11 last night - still steaming now ...

I think Poole lifeboat towed one away to stop it going up next to it...you could feel the heat from across the quay....
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Old 07 May 2011, 05:12   #2
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Well had my cake and ate it again last night out on Nestor for an hour or two, got back for a beer or two on the quay and then this happened.

This was at 11 last night - still steaming now ...

I think Poole lifeboat towed one away to stop it going up next to it...you could feel the heat from across the quay....
Video on you tube of the fire, believed to be a lightening strike. It's a 37M so must be worth 5M, really wouldn't want to be the one to fill in the claim on the insurance

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It's a 37M so must be worth 5M, really wouldn't want to be the one to fill in the claim on the insurance
If it was a 37m, you can double your 5m valuation.
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Word on the Quay today was that it was an 11.2m boat and due to be collected by new owner tomorrow!
It had 7000lts of fuel on it to run over to Southampton and then hitch a ride over to Mexico.
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Pic from the Quay this morning, there's really not much left.
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nice insurance jobby for Sunseeker...

Was their lightning or was it arson?
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Local reports and twitter reporting this was the lightning seen by most across the south that night
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Local reports and twitter reporting this was the lightning seen by most across the south that night
Hmm , I'm not convinced , if it was lightning it was quiet. I was sat 100yards away ......I've been 100yards from a strike before and it was anything but quiet.......

This is it steaming the next morning ....
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It will be interesting to see what fire investigators decide, have they asked for your account???
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I'd agree with PeterM, I had a house window broken by a lightening strike 400 mtrs away from me. Woke the whole street and set off car alarms over a similar radius. If it was a strike, anyone close would certainly know about it.
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