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Having a word with my local tip about getting hardwood furniture to put through the table saw. Who knows, if enough timber can be found local to the boats then don't see a good reason why they cant be saved if stupid storage bills dont suddenly come along once somebody shows an interest? Play the recylcling card but be careful what you wish for, with current propoganda you may just get it!! Silly as it sounds, get me the timber & i'll have a bash at 458 between tides. Couldn't land her in worse trouble than she's in now & at least she'd have a fighting chance
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These two recent images of MTB 458 were passed on by Richard. The Stern has been stove in, as can be seen. Time is certainly running out for her.

 
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Ouch! is that storm damage or is somebody stripping her?
 If anyones got a load of timber i'm free in about 6 weeks but she doesnt look too promising
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Hi All,
 
Indeed, I would have to agree not to promising, think sad to say to far gone now, a great pity,
 
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I had a look at this one a couple of years ago another superb looking B.P.B. Hull, Bow on, it certainly looks like she has been modified in the Stern area for some reason which has weakened her structure, I wonder if the Gangway has "dug in" and broke her open, has she had a small fire in that area? At one time the Developer's of the Flat's near this small group of Boat's were keen to see them moved, possibly the Owner moved into one of the Flat's.
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wonder if the v drive is still in?
If she has been there all her life then perhaps she may have salvagable fittings?
Dare I suggest she be aquired and stripped? perhaps the wheel house could be saved for display?


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I was wondering whats left in her. The raised roof over the engine room suggests a floor was laid on her engine bearers, may be worth pulling a few boards up for a looksee!!
   Only way i could move her would be in quarters on a scaffold truck(not good for originality & strength on DD), Through normal restoration channels my advice would be buy MGB81 & save the price of a house but i'm open to helping an eccentric with a large barn & plenty of time, timber, cash ect ect.
  If nobody else wants her wheelhouse it would look nice restored in my garden.
 
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Out of interest.
 would anyone have a load of marine ply & bits for frames, fixings ect they'd like to gamble on her? I'v noticed from the pics that she hasn't twisted, her backs not broken, her chine is still attached to the side planking & that wheelhouse is still where it was originally put & not in the bilges. Reckon she could be patched into a houseboat again but dont think she'll ever do 40knots again.
  If this storage comes up then i may be tempted to have a crack & leave the kids something interesting(albiet still unfinished). for some strange reason they dont build them anymore so its not like another surplus one will come along in a couple of yearsStern%20Smile.
 At the worst unleash the expanding foam & no worries about her sinking, just some poor bugger spending a few weeks scraping it out when towed to yard.
  Also the old hippie who collects scrap on the itchen moors next to her so suspect the damage was where he hit her trying to unload a barge full of shopping trolleys, no offence to the chap just stop crashing into our heritage
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Is she fair game to salvage?
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Anyone know what happened to Robrina ( the other 63' whaleback at Shoreham)?
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