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  1. #1
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    Default Pride and joy up in smoke

    Last edited by Murphys_Law; 30-10-18 at 13:04.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Pride and joy up in smoke

    Oh dear! Very sad...

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    Default Re: Pride and joy up in smoke

    I just hope no-one was aboard when it went up.
    Grow old disgracefully, it's more fun

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    Default Re: Pride and joy up in smoke

    Nasty event. Hope he was insured.
    If my foresight was as good as my hindsight, I would be a multi-millionaire.

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    Default Re: Pride and joy up in smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by maby View Post
    Oh dear! Very sad...
    Be positive
    If it was adequately insured it might have done him a favour.
    Selling second hand boats is not always easy these days.
    Mind you, being negative-- what rotten luck.
    Even if the crew got off there is a fair chance a few burns were encountered first which is definitely NOT funny.
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Pride and joy up in smoke

    He was on board, he tried to put the fire out with buckets of water. He said he didn't know what caused it which baffles me. A small motorboat in front of us took him off at the bow of the boat. As the motorboat took him away I heard a bang which I took to be the gas cylinder, but no one would take a chance that I was wrong so they let it burn as they didn't want to approach it. Hamble point offered to send a boat with a pump but were told to stay away.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Pride and joy up in smoke

    You can get another boat but getting over the experience of being on a yacht on fire won't be easy to get over.
    Hopefully those involved have the support of good mates.

    Thankfully a rare event, but a timely reminder to take care and check things over.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Pride and joy up in smoke

    "By God sir, I've had my boat burnt out from under me"

    "By God sir, so you have."

    With apologies to the Earl of Uxbridge and the Duke of Wellington.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Pride and joy up in smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by lw395 View Post
    You can get another boat but getting over the experience of being on a yacht on fire won't be easy to get over.
    Hopefully those involved have the support of good mates.

    Thankfully a rare event, but a timely reminder to take care and check things over.
    I think what lw395 probably meant was being on a boat while it was on fire and being witness to that likely scary event which yes Im sure wont be traumatising for life but would still get your heart racing!

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    Default Re: Pride and joy up in smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Bumbulum View Post
    Bloody hell, it's only a boat!

    - are you seriously suggesting the owner's going to have hard-to-get-over psychological trouble from this - and will need the support of mates??
    What kind of wet flower is he for God"s sake? Do you know him? Is he such a complete pussy or is this some sort of daft modern angst-ridden assumption in the aftermath of a rather bad day?

    Thank Christ I didn't think like that when my entire household - everything I posessed bar what I had in a suitcase burned down in storage.
    I'd have been a complete asylum case!
    After that post one might be inclined to wonder
    This is the age of the "snowflake" I will have you know
    Last edited by Daydream believer; 31-10-18 at 09:13.
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

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