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Sunken Houseboat

Post by Dances With Otters » November 28th, 2018, 3:38 pm

Just passed this on my way into Sutton.
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Post by Dances With Otters » November 28th, 2018, 4:33 pm

Always a sad sight to see any vessel gone down.
At least on the Broads, they don't have far to go down.
A strong pump will raise this but being a houseboat, it should not have any through hull fittings.
I just hope the dog was alright?

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Re: Sunken Houseboat

Post by Scardinus » November 28th, 2018, 5:43 pm

It was floating on Sunday, where are the other fine vessels that were with it?

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Post by Dances With Otters » November 28th, 2018, 5:47 pm

What? :o
You mean there is more? :roll:
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Post by Dances With Otters » November 29th, 2018, 11:07 am

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Re: Sunken Houseboat

Post by Scardinus » November 29th, 2018, 1:04 pm

The owners responsibility to recover, sure that won't take long!🤔

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Post by Dances With Otters » November 30th, 2018, 4:29 pm

Personally, I am very suspicious.
These recent activities have made me question my own safety on a boat. I am not on the waterways anywhere near as much these days due to major refurbishment of my main boat etc

However, one boat catching fire in the middle of nowhere when everyone knows it hasn't moved in months is highly unlikely as far as I am concerned
One it would most likely be damp as hell and without any power or forms of ignition.

Only days later another notorious boat sinks.

It is certainly cause for concern as far as I am concerned.

It may all be just a string of unusual events but it is starting to stink more day by day and the general views of boaters out and about at this moment in time is very much the same.......is there something going on here?
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Post by Dances With Otters » December 2nd, 2018, 8:27 am

The real issue here is that the Broads Authority are not responsible for the recovery of this sunken vessel.
It's not blocking the navigation and as of yet, it is not polluting the Norfolk Broads.
However, having stated that themselves, it is a fact and not prejudice to assume that the owner of the boat is highly unlikely to recover the boat himself.
I believe that is a fair assumption considering the individual concerned has a well documented history of fly tipping on the Norfolk Broads.
This is a concern for anyone who gives a **** about the Norfolk Broads.
If the chap wants to live at that standard and not contribute to tolls etc then that is a case for the Broads Authority and personally I could not care less. There are more important things in life to consider other than destructive freeloaders.
What is important here is that wreck, as that is what it is now, is not going to go anywhere soon.
This calls for two things.
One, that the Broads Authority or river police need to be able to remove illegal vessels like they can with cars.
Secondly, some body has to clear the mess up.
Who is that going to be?
I wonder if at times like this, it is better to put people's opinions about others behind them and concentrate more on the efforts to protect the waterways.
A boating community coming together might be a quick and viable solution to cleaning this mess up rather than adding more negatives.
I can't stand the bloke personally and have my own very good reasons, however, I would still be willing to get stuck in to help clear this eyesore up.
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Re: Sunken Houseboat

Post by avg45 » December 4th, 2018, 7:10 pm

I wonder where Karl, his dog and daughter have gone now their home has sunk?

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Re: Sunken Houseboat

Post by Dances With Otters » December 5th, 2018, 6:57 am

I believe it is just the boat owner and a dog.
I went passed yesterday and it was a lot worse, broken windows and masses of junk everywhere.
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