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Big White Boat Sunk
Posted by Meelickman
On Fri, 4 Feb 2011 06:54:48 GMT, IWAI forum OceanFroggie wrote, in
> Posted at: [www.iwai.ie]
> OceanFroggie wrote:
> Hi Froggie , It's 1947.
> Cheers ,PJ
> What? Back to ration books! (at least the white boat won't yet have been built)
And the real big winter would just have started.
Peter: Well, we all lived in hope for awhile.
yep we did, but all is returning to normal at Meelick
Big white boat arrived four years ago and moored to the quay, I looked at it arriving
Four years after it arrives it sinks.
Within days it is refloated, and we all hoped it would be moved
But it looks like four more years
and people get excited over a three day rule ??
But I supose its a matter of WI verses the Co Co and the boat waits until it sinks again
Arrived at Meelick for my summer season and what do I see, Yep a big white boat
The ropes are a year older and it is sitting a little lower in the water other than that all is normal for this vessel
As posted previously the big white boat takes up quarter of the Quay, the J&M takes up half the quay and that only leaves the final quarter for the rest of ye.
The weather is great with a good flow on the river, the birds are nesting and the white boat men are nowhere to be seen. One jet boat did pass but thats probably the new power boat mob out and about
Donal, You just don't want to have that peaceful spot all to yourself and so that you wont have to share those apple tarts. Sure everybody knows you can moor outside a barge and ditto the large white boat. Mind you, those ropes must be fairly thin by now.
What was the flow like coming up? I'm thinking of heading to SH to have some more work done.
Would 60 horses and a cast iron prop make it through Shannon Grove?
Gerry burke went up today, he was heading for the harbour
He runs with a 120hp I think
I am sitting at meelick for to let the flow ease, like you I only run with 60hp
Shannon grove is one thing, coming to a dead stop in the center of banagher bridge is an other
The mid shannon level has dropped a bit over the past 24h so mabe the flow will ease soon
The big white boat which has been attached to Meelick Quay for the past four years is now sunk alongside the quay.
Local word is that a large oil slick extends from the vessel
If some one knows who owns the vessel please let then know
Well sad news the big white boat has sunk again
This year it is leaning out from the Quay, hanging on a few tired ropes
Again the call,If some one knows who owns the vessel please let then know
O it may have a friend called the small white boat
This boating season you will have to book a spot in advance on the remaining section of the quay wall as there will be very little room left when I take up residance
II am sure that message was posted up already this year Donal
Happy New Year to you!
On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 2:48 PM, IWAI forum donaboland1
> Posted at: [www.iwai.ie]
> donaboland1 wrote:
> The big white boat which has been attached to Meelick Quay for the past four years is now sunk alongside the quay.
> Local word is that a large oil slick extends from the vessel
> If some one knows who owns the vessel please let then know
> Well sad news the big white boat has sunk again
> This year it is leaning out from the Quay, hanging on a few tired ropes
> Again the call,If some one knows who owns the vessel please let then know
> O it may have a friend called the small white boat
> This boating season you will have to book a spot in advance on the remaining section of the quay wall as there will be very little room left when I take up residance
Donal as the owner clearly doesn't give a 541t about his boat why should we?
IMO it should be removed and if possible sold to cover the costs incurred.
I'm not at all surprised. When I last looked at it early October it was low in the water and listing. I guessed it was only a matter of time before the bottom beckoned. I'm with John on this one. After remembering the now annual charade that this boat attracts, I thought, what's the point of reporting it? If it sits there on the bottom for long enough, W.I. may be embarrassed into moving it. They clearly know who owns it. Or at least, his "BROTHER"
That is that large steel boat that went down winter 2009 or 2010 it look
like its going again unfortunately it not deep enough at Meelick Quay for it
to sink completely and allow others to use the area that has been tied up
their for the last 6 or 7 years to my memory.
Happy New Year and boating season to all.
JKath & Crew
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