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Old 14 September 2007, 00:32   #1
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A very expensive yacht decided to take an inside passage leaving Guernsey..
This is the result..
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Old 14 September 2007, 12:46   #2
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ouch , many thousends of pounds worth of damage I would say. Guernsey must be having an affect on people at the moment I was sent this pic of a yacht that thought he had a shallow draft keel.
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I think we should have an "Ouch" thread where all these unfortunate incidents can be collated, .... for the prosecution to consider their arguments of course ahem
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Hope he has good insurance cover - even the gearboxes are wrecked!!!

Suprisingly the article says the owner is quite experienced and a regular visitor to Guernsey....

One thing struck me from the article - the lack of hysterics from the environment people(it is Guernsey after all) - it says how the boat had taken on 6 tons of diesel and the tanks had split - people described how a large area of water surrounding the boat appeared to be purple and the diesel slick was 1/4 of a mile long.
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i watched that boat being fitted out when it was just a hull, ive got pictures of it somewhere! can't remember if it was in birdham pool or chichester marina though... funny to see it all these years later high and dry!
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even the gearboxes are wrecked!!!
Good point! I no for a fact a gearbox for a 300hp shaft drive is like 3000 so a gearbox for 1200Hp (or there abouts) must be hitting atleast 7 or 8K EACH!! thats before the labour too make good the GRP damage and as you may well know boatyards are not the cheepest of places.
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A very expensive yacht decided to take an inside passage leaving Guernsey..
This is the result..
He has been moored up next to my dad's boat several times over the last few years and we have spoken to him a few times. Have you seen inside the boat? It looks a bit like it has been fitted out from B&Q! The owner is pleasant enough but always seemed to be swanning around in a bath robe for some reason!
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