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New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.

Posted by PRO, Dublin Branch 
New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
19 February, 2012 21:53
Call this bit of a Marine Notice or somesuch...!!

There's a "new" sunken vessel just in front of the old one on the left hand side heading out from Buckingham Lock onto the Liffey. Pictures below were taken at 14.50 approx with Low Tide due at 15.34 (0.9m). For anyone passing through over the summer, you might also note the extent of the Dodder mudbank on the right hand side. Dont forget this extends well to the left, just below the surface. The "stick" (center of pic 1) is a marker of some description, and were I bringing 31B (12'9" wide, 3'4"deep over full width) in or out, I would be driving over it. It goes under but has always magically popped back up....well, so far anyway...!! No info from WI as yet as I only noticed this today while out gallavanting in GCD with the Newry Branch.

Mick Farrell
PRO
Dublin Branch.

"New" Wreck, with "stick" marker to centre of pic....



Position in relation to "lock island" between Buckingham and Westmoreland Locks.



The Dodder Mudbank.





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 19/02/2012 21:54 by PRO, Dublin Branch.
Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
20 February, 2012 15:47
Hi All,

Had a quick chat with Mark Clarke (Dockmaster, GCD) re this today and it seems that Dublin Port are "on the case". Plans were already in the pipeline to remove the old wreck before the Tall Ships arrive. In the meantime, Mark reckons that while it wont close the sea lock, it will reduce the window for crossing by maybe 30 to 60 minutes which will have to be factored into Rally plans especially. We had been looking at the idea of "overnighting" boats in Spencer anyway, to reduce the rush on bridge lift days, and it now looks as if this may become a necessity.

Mick Farrell
PRO
Dublin Branch.
Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
20 February, 2012 23:56
A slightly clearer pic of the wreck and markers thanks to Tommy Mc Loughlin

Mick Farrell
PRO
Dublin Branch


Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
21 February, 2012 17:13
Dear Mr. PRO,

A SUITABLE WINTER PROJECT ????????????
I know a dream or three that started with much worse than this!

Joe.


Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
21 February, 2012 18:04
Dear Mr Treacy,

Thank you for your kind comments and observations on this matter. I would direct anyone interested in such a project to......(Now see what you've started Joe, I'm already bored writing this reply...LOL)....Mark Clarke, Dockmaster, GCD, in the first instance. Although the aforementioned vessel is outside of Waterway Ireland's jurisdiction, I believe that Mr Clarke has been in contact with Dublin Port, to ascertain their intentions with regard to the vessel, however, given that the vessel only came to grief very recently, it is doubtful as to whether Dublin Port will have taken "ownership" as yet.
I must also point out that as winter ends on 31st January and it is now 21st February, it may in fact be more correct to consider this a Spring Project.

Your 'umble servant....!!

Mick Farrell,
PRO
Dublin Branch.
Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
21 February, 2012 19:03
Plenty of room up here on the hard shoulder! Thanks for that pic Joe I couldn't work out was it two vessels or one funny shaped one !!
Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
21 February, 2012 19:24
See Mick, I knew it would be of interest! By "winter" I really meant next winter or any winter- these dreams take time. She is a craft with nice lines and a pity to see her there.
( BTW......."112 Lite" ?????)

Joe.

PS.- yes Donal you have an eye for a project.
Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
21 February, 2012 19:25
Sorry - double post.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 22/02/2012 06:34 by joe treacy.
Re: Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
21 February, 2012 21:51
Dont mind that PRO fella, Joe.....sure he's mad...!!

112 Lite =
[heritageboatassociation.ie]
A bit slow there Joe.

M(W&W)F
Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
22 February, 2012 00:27
Ahh now Joe...it was'nt the subject matter that was boring me, but the writing style your overly formal salutation caused me to adopt....."Dear Mr PRO"...indeed....!!
I could'nt get a good look at her from the lock on Sunday...whats she made of...??

Mick



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 22/02/2012 11:16 by PRO, Dublin Branch.
Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
22 February, 2012 06:44
Mick,

carefull you dont have a conversation with yourself !!! Another couple of pics below of the "wreck". Sort of very busy wih projects myself at the moment so wont be making too many enquiries about this metal beauty,

Joe.



Re: Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
22 February, 2012 10:30
Mick,
>
> carefull you dont have a conversation with yourself !!! Another couple of
> pics below of the "wreck". Sort of very busy wih projects myself at the
> moment so wont be making too many enquiries about this metal beauty,
>
> Joe.


Drat....another cunning plan foiled.....!!! I was contemplating starting a
row with meself, Joe....just to see how far I'd get before the moderators
hopped off me...LOL
Dont be putting ideas into Donal's head till he gets B na B back
floating...!!

M(W&W)F
Lurking, Guerrilla Style...!!
Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
22 February, 2012 11:36
You don't have any worries there Mick ! Although sundowner has taken priority work is in progress with bnb structure first then that engine that smokes more than I do even on an ash wednesday. if anyone has a 3cyl air-cooled lister get in contact!!
RE: Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
22 February, 2012 11:45
Donal, they do tend to smoke a bit, normal for the beast, does she not settle down as she warms? Lots of Lister part available from India where loads of them are still made under various names; and don't forget all the tools you need are the 'beginners set of spanners'. I have a 3 in the digger, but not available as shes still needed as a digger! There was one on dungdeal a few months ago, very small money, but don't remember where. Alun
Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
22 February, 2012 13:07
It begs the question: A "winter project" or a "life sentence"? smiling smiley

PS: How long has the older wreak been there?

OceanFroggie Noel Griffin
Re: Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
22 February, 2012 13:29
Not having a go here Noel......BUT....(LOL)......
I suspect this is one of those things that you just dont "get". Some
people do actually enjoy fixing up manky ould boats. I even know one or
two who have no interest whatsoever in boating, just the fixing up bit.
Soon as it's done, its sold on and another project is acquired. No
different really from the "life sentence" that makes one own a boat, or
follow rugby or bate a little white ball around a very big lawn or bate your
way across old canals...!!

The older wreck is there a "good" while. Pretty sure I passed it in 2003,
though not sure if it was still floating or not.

M(W&W)F
Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
22 February, 2012 13:52
Hi Mick, Ah I do "get it", but it's just some "projects" seem tangible, whereas others seem bottomless pits for time and money with no realistic end (ie beyond realistic restoration), sometimes resulting in eventual abandonment. The boat in the pic looks more of the latter but I could be wrong. I construct flying scale model aircraft from scratch (ie from drawings not kits) and they consume humongous amounts of time even though they are only 1/4 or 1/5 scale (eg.T6, B25, etc). BUT, something the size of a boat is on an altogether different scale of undertaking!

OceanFroggie Noel Griffin
Re: Re: New Wreck outside GCD Sea Lock.
22 February, 2012 14:44
But ALL projects are tangible given sufficient resources. Therein lies the
problem perhaps. Some people are better at the dreaming and planning
stages than the doing bit. Peoples circumstances also change over time.
I doubt that anyone ever took on a project with the intention of abandoning
it.

M(W&W)F

Here.....is this thread drift....??....LOL
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