Damaged Moody at loch Melfort.

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Damaged Moody at loch Melfort.

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:52 pm

Trying to find any information on a Moody which went aground in loch Melfort during the gales.
I believe she was ripped open all along one side, obviousley not the side shown in this pic.
Anyone got any info?
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Re: Damaged Moody at loch Melfort.

Postby lenseman » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:05 am

The blue hulled yacht on the right is called "Elsa" and belongs to friends of mine. "Elsa" was successfully re-floated on the spring tide in the morning of the 16th June.

The Moody is 'holed and all cracked like an egg along the starboard side' according to my friends. They would certainly know who owns it.

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Re: Damaged Moody at loch Melfort.

Postby pagoda » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:41 pm

I took our boat round the Mull to Loch Melfort last week. There were 5 boats out the water awaiting repair (or the go-ahead from insurers). The moody was a mess - large patches of ply glued in place to allow her to be refloated. I'm quite sure she can be fixed but it will be a long and rather expensive summer (of no sailing)..
One wooden long keeler was also rather beaten up. Not insured I was told.....
The guys at Kilmelford were fairly quick to point out some slightly sloppy mooring practices -using the rope under the pick up rather than the mmoring chain attached below it. Not removing anchors while moored. Not using drop pins in the chain in the stemhead fitting etc. I think one or two did drag?
It's always bad to see boats damaged. :(

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Re: Damaged Moody at loch Melfort.

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:15 pm

Thanks for that.
I have had an email from Melfort saying that the Moody is now lifted out and "Not badly damaged and will be repaired".
Not convinced that they are reffering to the same boat though.
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Re: Damaged Moody at loch Melfort.

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:40 am

For anyone who may be interested.
I was adviced yesterday that the wreck of this boat, a Moody 425 can be bought from the insurers.
I have withdrawn my interest in it for various reasons.
Contact Murray Cormack Associates (Oban office) if interested.
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