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Old 22 July 2009, 04:50   #1
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Most interesting find (flotsam and jetsam)

I can't be the only one who gets a kick out of finding something that's been washed up or lost overboard.

The best area is the west coast of lewis, which has thrown up some fantastic finds over the year. I'm praying for a lost Maersk shipping container with a new BMW 5-series, however until that happens, I've found...

1/ Pair of trawler oilskin trousers. Could have been made for me. Lasted 5 years before a seam gave way.

2/ Countless footballs (could have opened a sports shop)

3/ Modern St Kilda mailboat (minus the mail) in the 1980s. If unsure - check out the link http://www.kilda.org.uk/facts.htm

4/ Inflatable marker bouys (garage is full of them), now used as fenders!

5/ Lobster pot. Needed a little work, but caught three decent sized lobsters in 2007 - so it works!
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Old 22 July 2009, 05:03   #2
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So far ;

Endless fenders washed down the river & out to sea
Lifejacket (no-one in it ! )
Numerous seat cushions
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A SIB - I literally ran over it- submerged under the water & covered in weed etc
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Old 22 July 2009, 05:22   #3
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A lovely old Thermos flask went bobbing by, assumed it had to be broken but we went back for it and good news, it was in one piece
I dropped it on the slipway when we got back in
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Old 22 July 2009, 05:40   #4
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only last saturday an aluminium breathing air cylinder half full of water ,few years back a fridge freezer, a headlesss seal ,and a bloated dead cow upside down lashed to a wooden pallet ,and one year we found a kids balloon with a label and address from some where in lancashire ,a sea suvival pack from a russian liferaft that had been in the sea that long it had barnicals on it ,and a marker bouy with id numbers that came from spitsbergan nr the north pole .oh and a mermaid ,,,,,,,,,,only joking on that one ,
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Old 22 July 2009, 05:47   #5
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All I ever find is fenders Found a chartplotter under the deck of a RIB I bought not so long ago. God knows how long it had been there, looks shagged though.
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Old 22 July 2009, 05:58   #6
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Like everyone bouys ect,have found a few floating lures includeing a couple of nice Rappalas at the high tide line,and snagged at low springs.When I dived alot found several torches,and best of all an exspensive dive computer! very pleased with my find till I got back to 'Bovisand'and heard a young woman had lost it!!Made her day though!!
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Old 22 July 2009, 07:54   #7
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My best find was a bouncing bomb. A dummy one used for tests from Mosquitos.
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Old 22 July 2009, 09:06   #8
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Found part of a Flintlock riflle when moored up to the wall at Dickies in Bangor at low tide.
It was the main metal cast of it with Hammer, Frizzen and pan (All springs still working)
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Old 22 July 2009, 09:11   #9
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A sailor who fell of a racing yacht mid solent in Summer 2008 and no one saw him missing , All I saw was a head which I first thought was a buoy!! having picked him up wearing no lifejacket it took me about five minutes to catch up with yacht
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About 800 in mixed, loose notes found in the water and along the shoreline. Was about 6 weeks wages in the early 80`s. Looked for about 8 hrs and couldn't find any more so called it a day when it got dark. Was going to go back next day but the sea came away and even after looking along the beach, didn't find any more. Must have cost me 20 in petrol but it was worth it.
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