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Old 17 November 2013, 17:08   #21
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Its also a massive gamble to take with such an investment. Imagine being told by your insurance company that your multi-million pound yacht insurance policy is invalid! I think most sane folk would rather take a hit on a re-sale loss, I know I would

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Old 17 November 2013, 17:33   #22
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And the rib.net jury is off...

My gut feeling is it wasn't a torch job. Fire was relatively small when the brigade arrived. On YBW forum everyone is shocked that the brigade didn't manage to control it. Fire started during the afternoon when it was likely to be detected early and anyone going onboard to start it would have been likely to be noticed. Fire was in the flybridge - if you want a fire on a boat to spread you set it low and near things that go bang like gas and fuel.

Looking at the wreckage I'd have my doubts that there will be much left to determine the actual cause...
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Old 17 November 2013, 17:48   #23
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Hmmm ....my guess is electrical/wiring problem

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Old 17 November 2013, 19:45   #24
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Well having seen how these boats are built and some of the monkeys who work in boatyards it doesn't surprise me that there are electrical fires.

One guy on a boat I was building was shortening looms but didn't realise he was cutting all the diodes out. When the boat was first tested we had to rip it apart because all the 24v kit was frying itself.
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Old 18 November 2013, 02:57   #25
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Gamble by the jet ski guy, as he took it under tow for salvage he is now responsible for it, I think that's how it works
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You guys are all second guessing the cause, with the amount of firework rubbish I've found in my garden I wouldn't mind betting it was a firework
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You guys are all second guessing the cause, with the amount of firework rubbish I've found in my garden I wouldn't mind betting it was a firework
Couple of years back we had a family in the village a couple of streets away have a 21 st birthday celebration with a spectacular 5 mins aerial firework display along with a strong wind blowing, however all the fall out was dropping in our back garden , good job my boat had 2 heavy duty covers on top , the top cover was peppered in small burn holes .
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Old 18 November 2013, 07:22   #28
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You guys are all second guessing the cause, with the amount of firework rubbish I've found in my garden I wouldn't mind betting it was a firework
Like one of these? Hehe...

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Old 18 November 2013, 09:31   #29
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Like one of these? Hehe...

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A few quids worth there
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Old 18 November 2013, 10:03   #30
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A few quids worth there
Not my quids . I'm very close to Poole to get rid of them properly.

Watching Sunseeker have a fire a few years ago was fun as the flames got to the flares on the flybridge - and off they went !
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