Not Seen Everyday

Sunken Boat
@Ronrybs (8161)
London, England
November 21, 2016 4:02am CST
On one of my ambles along the Grand Union Canal I spotted a boat that had come to a soggy end. This sorry vessel, too large to be a speed boat and too small to be a cabin cruiser, lies near a fishing platform on the Slough Arm of the canal and has been there for a week or so. Judging by the yellow barrier, I guess the Canal Trust know about it and are awaiting a crane to shift it. Looking at the damage, I would say it has been vandalised and then deliberately sunk. To my untrained eye it is beyond salvaging.
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Nov 16
Can you imagine the owners' distress? This is so sad. It would be awful to have your pride and joy going to the bottom like this.
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@Ronrybs (8161)
• London, England
21 Nov 16
It has a reg' number, so I suspect they have been told. Not a good surprise.
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@LadyDuck (189380)
• Switzerland
21 Nov 16
If it has been vandalised it's a shame. I also suspect that it is beyond salvaging.
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@Ronrybs (8161)
• London, England
21 Nov 16
It's certainly waterlogged. I guess they can get a new one if it is insured
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@LadyDuck (189380)
• Switzerland
21 Nov 16
@Ronrybs I hope it is insured, in our days it's better to be safe than sorry.
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@Ronrybs (8161)
• London, England
22 Nov 16
@LadyDuck Too true
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@hereandthere (33439)
• Philippines
21 Nov 16
i thought it was a toy boat. but after reading the post, i'm shaking my head.
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@Ronrybs (8161)
• London, England
21 Nov 16
Your quite right, in the photo it does look like a toy, but it really is about 15-18 feet long.
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• Philippines
22 Nov 16
@Ronrybs it's really concerning how people don't respect anything anymore.
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@CRK109 (14374)
• United States
23 Nov 16
what a shame! Looks like it might have been a beauty at one time!
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@Ronrybs (8161)
• London, England
23 Nov 16
I am not a boating person, but it is a sad end for the little craft
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@teamfreak16 (42613)
• Denver, Colorado
21 Nov 16
Someone was obviously bored. Wonder if it's stolen?
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@Ronrybs (8161)
• London, England
21 Nov 16
There is a boat hire place a few miles away, could well have come from there
@Tampa_girl7 (27613)
• United States
29 Nov 16
Poor little boat