I looked at these photos with tears in my eyes, what a terrible shame that such a once very beautiful boat came to such a bad ending.
It's definitely a Botteryacht, with her low stern (to pull the nets in).
The engine could very well be a 4 cylinder Mercedes of the OM 636 type 40Hp and virtually indistructible, they were very popular boat engines, and there are still many around, I had one in my little Tjalk "Libertas" too.
There were signs that the last occupiers had a baby. Dolls and things. Seems a bit odd to leave them behind but I suspect there is some sort of sad relationship breakdown story to that boat. I'm sure its man/woman problems which cause a lot of trouble with boats. Only the other day I was in the shed at Bell weir boats looking for an oil pressure gauge for Mouse and the bloke on there was explaining that people divorce or split up all the time so there are always boats available and always people (usually single blokes I expect) looking to buy boats.
It is the remains of an extremely nice vessel. A work of art at the end of the day.
But its wood. I would not want a wood boat would you?
No thank you very much, I still like to see nice-and well maintained wooden boats, but after the bad experiences I've had with the wooden boats that I've owned in the past, I've had more than my chair of wooden boats.
It isn't that one because the hawse hole on the one in your link is on the port side whereas the wreck I pictured has the hawse hole on the starboard side. Small detail but its small details which make up the bigger picture
Eta actually looking closer at it
It does seem to have the hawse hole on the starboard side but the anchor is not in the same place. So it could be the same boat.
Various bits of the boat are lying around it probably placed there by spring tides. I noticed a lee board with a stainless steel plate on it.
I think your gold ballast suggestion is worth investigating.
And a name. I need to get a name for this boat.
bassplayer sadly almost all of the starboard side from midships back is gone. Its a proper wreck and if the big boys get their way and the swanscombe peninsular is redeveloped into a huge pleb theme park "Disneyland in Kent" this boat will be landfill.
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT