Sunk Boats

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Sunk Boats

Postby mm5aho » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:59 am

I'm back a week from a trip through the Canal du Midi. (part of an Atlantic to Med route across France) We did the eastern end going from Castelnaudary to Rhone Delta.

One thing that amazed me, was the number of sunk and apparently abandoned boats seen. Even in marinas there were boats underwater, boats that had a beard of 150mm mussels growth, weedy bottoms, weedy tops, just neglected boats everywhere.
I don't think I've ever seen that to the same extent anywhere else.
Here's a selection...

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This one was very recent, didn't find out what had happened, but maybe they hit something and holed it? Left a vale open? Who knows?

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There were also many nice boats to be seen..

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It makes me sad to see boats so neglected like that. Wonder where the owners are?
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Re: Sunk Boats

Postby ash » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:27 pm

The third picture down seems to show an Albin Vega with the 'wrong' windows.

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Ps , can't cope with cut n paste on this phone.

p p s, the river at Balloch used to look like that but I think that they've cleared away all the abandoned boats.
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Re: Sunk Boats

Postby sahona » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:51 pm

Great similarity between the Midi and Port Bannatyne main street....
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Re: Sunk Boats

Postby cpedw » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:22 pm

Then there's Bowling, outside the canal basin.

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Re: Sunk Boats

Postby MrMcP » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:04 pm

Bowling wrecks are all now the property of Clydeport, who took that basin on and advertised to ask if the owners wanted to come collect their goods. None did, and so title now resides with Clydeport. I'm sure they'd be open to offers if you wanted a submerged wreck of your own. :)


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