Originally Posted by lightning
What makes me sad is that almost anything left anywhere will get nicked. Leave your boat insecure and sure as anything it will be stripped by the time you get back.
I don't know who would have legal ownership of these wrecked boats though. Is it the first person to lay claim to "salvage" rights with shipwrecks?
Since the boats are in the tidal zone I would say that an honest individual should report any finds to the receiver of wrecks, (or the Irish equivelant).
To echo some of the prevoius posts, such a shame to see boats in this state however, I bought my crompton after it had broke its moorings and was in a similar state to these.
I has cost me a few quid to get it back to seaworthy state but I have done most of the work myself and it has been a great learning curve.
I am glad I did it and some good came from a disaster!