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Down at WM this weekend, so I had a chance to see 145, not much has changed since last time, the hole in the stbd side is a bit bigger, deck may be sagging a bit more, it was high tide I couldnt see too much.

Sorry Ricky I only just saw your last post, for residential moorings try a Google search on property in West Mersea, here a link I came across   http://homes.trovit.co.uk/houseboat-mooring-sale , or just go down and have a look around and ask some existing residents, try Victory Boatyard, the owner lives on a houseboat there.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rikky.c Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 December 2010 at 12:30pm

She is defenatly holding on.Thanks for the update and photos.Will have another trip down as i would like my tender near the coast this summer time if there,s any moorings.Thanks,Rick.

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Originally posted by clive clive wrote:

I think if the transom was removed it would be the best way of saving a bit of her a bit like HSL 142 the rest is beyond recovery and I suspect the transom may not be too good either but it would be nice if the planking was original and the scribe lines for her numbers were still there..
Sorry to be a killjoy but I agree with Clive here, this boat, from the pictures is well beyond saving, perhaps save a couple of bits eg transom etc but there are plenty of these old boats out there for not that much money, afloat, with engines and crying out for work, see the HDML for sale for 25,000 for instance, you wouldn't even buy the engines for that money. There are plenty of projects which are achievable which won't be in a few years time unless taken on soon, there are boats being broken up which are far better than 145. Sorry to put a dampner on it but there's not enough manpower to save all of these boats, more careful thinking needs to be employed before taking on a boat to make sure the project is realistic, otherwise unless given a large ammount of money one can get half way through and fell very dishartened, yard fees mount up, whatever, and it doesn't get finished.
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Just to mention that in current Ship's Monthly the editorial from the new editor talks about ship preservation and has a photo of 145....although he dose say as we have discussed and can see, she is very far gone, although I hate to say it, agree with Clive and rozm2, in this case at best bits as better than just photos but not a lot more....I agree we of course have some excellent and key vessels, MTB 102, HDML Medusa, MGB 81 which is fantastic, we may see one day....I know some do not like it, ..but the S130 is still progressing, and per my post in E-boat section, my thoughts, and only thoughts at this stage, still turn to a replica as it would be now, of the D.....
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote marksaab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 March 2011 at 12:34pm
Why would someone not like the S-130 being restored? Surely not because of Exercise Tiger?

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Hi Mark,
 
Yes, that may be partly it I guess, albeit I saw I think on their web-site some American veterans actually visted her! well, all these origional craft were used in war for killing people, obviously, so long as we don't forget that in my personal opinion, we can still admire the craft and those who built and fought in them, they represent all these things.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote marksaab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 March 2011 at 4:35pm
Exactly my view as well. Preserving "hardware" (from all sides) from the past is so important.

History really comes alive when real items can be seen.

Not heard much about S-130 for a while, hopefully its progressing ok!

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Hi Mark,
 
Well, just had a look at their web-site, albeit got a response from an enquiry a while back, it has not been up-dated for a while, though the e-mail said they had been busy with the main business, Donnington Park race museum I think is their main business.
 
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Lets hope they don't forget that old beast 130. If you rearmed these boats and moored mgb81 & medusa next to 130, it would soon be clear what an imposing beast it is for a coastal boat & highlight the guts of coastal forces for going there when a tracer could blow thier boat apart while the schnellboots could pooter home on thier diesels. Respect to the sailors on both sides as they fought for thier homeland with ultimate bravery but if we lose the last example of the kreigsmarines coastal forces then we are no better than the roman empire when they destroyed artworks and writings in conquered lands. A phrase was coined at the end of the first world war by a wise man.... Lest we forget
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Think she'd hold together if patched and sheathed as a houseboat? Anyone heard anything about 181(robrina) lately?
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