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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Destroyed By Fire

    Glad to hear you and your family are fine, although you must be absolutely gutted!!
    Really sorry to hear about it.

    Do they know what caused it yet?

    Good Luck.

    Cheers

    Alistair.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Destroyed By Fire

    Very, very sorry to hear that it was a forumites boat - esp as it was clearly used, enjoyed and loved ( and a member of the family).

    What a buggar!

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Destroyed By Fire

    Sorry to hear.

    If you wanna go boating sometime give me a shout and come out on mine, based in Port Hamble.

  4. #14
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    Amstelveen, the Netherlands
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    Default Re: Destroyed By Fire

    Barry,
    I know exactly how you feel.
    The same thing happened to us last year.
    You have my deepest sympathy. I have no problem in admitting that I was almost crying on the pontoon when I first saw our pride and joy burnt. The smell and the look is just awful.
    Everybody talks about the insurance paying money and tells you you are lucky that nobody was hurt and these are things you don't want to hear at this moment. It takes time to get over it. Get rid of the remains as soon as possible and move to an other marina in the future.

    And have that single malt!
    All the best!

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Destroyed By Fire

    Sorry to hear you bad new. Still if it was gonna happen it's better at the end of the season than the start.
    Fender Socks & Stainless Boat Names Smart Marine

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Destroyed By Fire

    so sorry to hear it.... forumite poter probably knows how you feel , his shady lady was wrecked a short while ago.
    ps sent you a PM

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Destroyed By Fire

    Thats really rotton luck! I am so sorry too hear this story, Good luck with any future vessel you purchase and try and stay away from petrol! I assume it was a petrol boat?

    Regards Barry

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Destroyed By Fire

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    I assume it was a petrol boat?

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    [ QUOTE ]
    she had two brand new engines just a few months ago (Volvo D3 160's)

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I think you assume wrong...............
    Itis apis spotanda bigon etoo

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Destroyed By Fire

    Well ok, but its very very rare that a Diesel boat catches fire!

    Barry

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Destroyed By Fire

    It's very rare that any boat catches fire - thank God. But in the apparent absence of Brendan, I was doing the compulsory petrol boat owner's knee-jerk reaction thing..............

    It's a real bummer for the owner, irrespective of the boat's fuel system and I fear, also, that once a boat is alight, it's the grp and resins in the hull that tend to fuel the flames.
    Itis apis spotanda bigon etoo

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