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Old 22 July 2007, 18:01   #1
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We have been fairly lucky with the weather/flooding situation up here (up to now!) BUT when you guys who have been hard hit do get out to sea again be careful of the debris! Morecambe bay gets its fair share of nasty things to hit in early autumn with the first big autumnal tides and usually a loada rain but last week there was already some real nasties out there. Huge and very dark tree trunk bases floating with very little above the surface and loads of other assorted c**p such as caravan gas cylinders that have come down the rivers or around the coast.
Hit one of those tree trunks at speed and ............................!!!!!!
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Old 22 July 2007, 18:07   #2
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yer good point, we get a big problem with debris in the Bristol channel and to make things worse the tidal flow can reach 10 knots in places and the water is murky.
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Old 22 July 2007, 18:11   #3
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Yep...

There's currently 4 caravans in the Thames somewhere between RAF Fairford and the sea...and that's just from one pub carpark.
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Old 22 July 2007, 18:17   #4
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Yep...

There's currently 4 caravans in the Thames somewhere between RAF Fairford and the sea...and that's just from one pub carpark.
So there is a god, after all...
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Old 22 July 2007, 18:24   #5
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Whilst working on the thames, I have seen many floating objects!
From doors to railway sleepers most of them floating just on the surface.

The ones that scare me most are the submerged objects, the other week i hit a wooden pallet, made quite a bang!
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Yep...

There's currently 4 caravans in the Thames somewhere between RAF Fairford and the sea...and that's just from one pub carpark.

i very much doubt that, they will get stopped by the locks and wiers so will not travel very far

the thin end of the thames around lechlade is quite shallow and thin so a caravan would not lurk unspotted very easily i would have thoufht
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i very much doubt that, they will get stopped by the locks and wiers so will not travel very far

the thin end of the thames around lechlade is quite shallow and thin so a caravan would not lurk unspotted very easily i would have thoufht
They might think they are Bayliners and let them through...........
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Having seen the state of the flooding where they went from I suspect they are in pieces on the bottom.

There may however have been a freak sighting though...
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codders, im sure you mean Binliners.......!! (aka bayliners)

1989 we went to the rescue of Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee who broke down in their Binliner in the Solent - he wasnt very amused with the amount of people telling him to magic it back into life.... lol
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Hit a railway sleeper at 20knts in a jet powered boat a few years ago - luckily just as we were coming up off a wave so we more skimmed it . A quick stop - I jump in , swim under the boat etc to see if it had cracked or punched a hole in the hull - seemed ok , but got back PDQ to be sure - scarey stuff
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