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Old 22 July 2009, 14:20   #11
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Old 22 July 2009, 18:24   #12
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How about;

A beer barrel (empty)
A fridge,
A 50ft barge,
1 ton builders bag
and hundreds of fenders!

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Old 22 July 2009, 19:21   #13
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Old 22 July 2009, 20:08   #14
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a bloated dead cow upside down lashed to a wooden pallet
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Whilst moored I heard a soft slapping sound coming from the water at the transom. I leaned over and saw what I thought was a water-logged large bundle of rags. I used an oar to push it away into the flow of the river but as I did so it rolled over and to my horror a face, marble white but with lips bitten away exposing rotton gashed teeth in a hideous rictous grin, reared up out of the water towards me. One eye was staring at me, but the other just hung against the cheek attached to a thin tendon of flesh.
I decided to try and lash the corpse to the Rib by some rope around its leg; but the rope sank through the putrid flesh like butter straight to the bone and slipped off allowing the morbid bundle to float off down river.

It was later found on the foreshore at Chelsea. I heard that it was the body of South London hood killed in a turf war a few days earlier and thrown off a bridge into the Thames.

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Whilst moored I heard a soft slapping sound coming from the water at the transom. I leaned over and saw what I thought was a water-logged large bundle of rags. I used an oar to push it away into the flow of the river but as I did so it rolled over and to my horror a face, marble white but with lips bitten away exposing rotton gashed teeth in a hideous rictous grin, reared up out of the water towards me. One eye was staring at me, but the other just hung against the cheek attached to a thin tendon of flesh.
I decided to try and lash the corpse to the Rib by some rope around its leg; but the rope sank through the putrid flesh like butter straight to the bone and slipped off allowing the morbid bundle to float off down river.

It was later found on the foreshore at Chelsea. I heard that it was the body of South London hood killed in a turf war a few days earlier and thrown off a bridge into the Thames.

Yuk!
The first and second paragraph made such good reading that I thought you were going to say in your third paragraph that it used to be a fellow Ribeye owner lost at Sea
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Old 23 July 2009, 18:30   #17
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Well I did find a floating football a couple of years ago off of Southsea . I took it home and explained to my Son where I found it. He was convinced that it had floated all the way around from Italy. I asked him "why!"......."It says made in Italy on the side"

The other interesting thing I saw float past in the water was in March whilst I was at anchor fishing for Plaice. Was a load of Turds . Someone obviously had, had a dump in one of the fishing boats up stream of us. Obviously I didn't try and salvage any of it Even the fish went off the feed!
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i was out sailing one day and sailed past the bow deck of a fairly big yacht, the rescue boat brought it in and it still had all the gaurd rails on it. Other than that i have found various parts of cars and the odd trees
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Talking about things floating past. Trip from caernarfon to the albert dock for the River festival. Doing about 6 knotts as there was no wind to fill the sails, water like glass. Not a strip of land in sight. A little paper boat goes floating past us.
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Talking about things floating past. Trip from caernarfon to the albert dock for the River festival. Doing about 6 knotts as there was no wind to fill the sails, water like glass. Not a strip of land in sight. A little paper boat goes floating past us.
That's wicked when something like that happens. I'm yet to find a message in a bottle. Buy I guess that would be classed as littering these days.
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