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Old 03 January 2012, 10:11   #11
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Still looking here for who might have lost it Could be one of those Cinderella does-the-shoe-fit-the foot moments
Fantastic. Enjoy your search! Let me know if I can assist in any way. I wonder who found the bottoms ?

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Old 03 January 2012, 10:37   #12
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Dead Seal pup
Scaffhold plank that hit my prop and ant cav plate and bent it.
Plastic chairs
8mts of nice rope :-)
anchor bouy that i still use today
and out with my mate in his delta we picked up a small flat inflatable about 3-4 mtr. pumped up and it was good to go.
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Old 03 January 2012, 10:57   #13
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I nearly got one of those as well !!

Someone picked it up before I got back to it in the swash channel.......
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Old 03 January 2012, 11:07   #14
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This year, just one five foot length of tree!
Absolutely no underwear or Ribcrafts , but that will not stop me looking
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Old 03 January 2012, 11:26   #15
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Dead cow in the Clyde!!Too big to pull into the then SR4 otherwise we could have had beef dinners for years.
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Old 03 January 2012, 13:27   #16
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A good few years ago now i was working as an engineer aboard one of those high speed aluminium cat's running from Newhaven to Dieppe.....on one of our crossings we were informed by Dieppe harbour control that 'something' was wrong with our port side sponson.
upon investigation, it wasnt damaged as the harbour control officer had thought....we had speared a door of a large fridge freezer!

As some of you may now know,my line of work means i spend an awful lot of time based, quite literally, on the Solent and, over the years have seen aome amazing things float on by. the most impressive was about 4 years ago when one winter, a 1970's caravan floated past..

Some of the recent debris our lads have fished out of the Solent include;
--A 'duallie' set of tyres mounted on their rim probably from a tipper transit or similar.
-- several plastic fish boxes each about 1.2m by .8m used to sell fish at fish marhets
-- 208ltr oil drum (semi submerged of course)
-- enough scaffold planks and timber to build a lovely shed
-- a broken telegraph pole about 3.5m long
-- the usual array of fenders and fishing pot markers

Winter time is the worst as a lot of crap drifts down the Itchen and Test rivers to end up as potential propellor foder....

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Old 03 January 2012, 13:36   #17
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an un-used flare floating next to my boat yesterday
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Old 03 January 2012, 13:37   #18
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An 8x4 sheet of shuttering ply in mid channel, it went between the twin outboards and stop very quick but not as quick as when we hit a semi submerged container and ripped the back of the boat off. Apart from these a couple of dead bodies wrapped in sacking in the South China Sea and nearly an Elephant that had been in the water so long it had ballooned to the size of a small island!! AP
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Old 03 January 2012, 14:15   #19
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One of our boats caught a three seater sofa on the River Nene whilst it was in flood.

They tied it to a tree to keep it out of the way for a rowing event but we forgot to remove it and it keeps me smiling to think of people walking down the tow path, with the flood water receded, wondering why there is a sofa tied halfway up a tree!

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Old 03 January 2012, 15:10   #20
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An 8x4 sheet of shuttering ply in mid channel, it went between the twin outboards and stop very quick but not as quick as when we hit a semi submerged container and ripped the back of the boat off. Apart from these a couple of dead bodies wrapped in sacking in the South China Sea and nearly an Elephant that had been in the water so long it had ballooned to the size of a small island!! AP
dead body is a nasty thing to find, that would freak me out for sure
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