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Old 21-05-2007, 09:52 PM   #1
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The distruction of Cutty Sark

Even if not really regarding the world of motorboating I believe that the serious damage suffered by the glorious clipper Cutty Sark saddens all the impassioned of sea of the world.
Why it happened?!
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Old 21-05-2007, 10:55 PM   #2
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Very sad, and they think it was deliberate too.

Luckely it is undergoing a £25M refit and the masts and deck gear is at Chatham. The hull is wood cladding on an iron frame. The Cutty Shark society recon they can reclad the metal framework and refit all the origional deck gear. It won't be the origional boat but as a national monument near enough I suppose.
50 years its been there and last night some thick oyks decided to bring it to an end - they must be very proud of themselves.
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Old 21-05-2007, 11:03 PM   #3
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Oh sure!
The pride of the idiots.
Very shed in our times.
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I heard that it was only the decking that was burnt - the hull was ok
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Old 21-05-2007, 11:39 PM   #5
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I think it was the iron hull frame thats stayed in one piece.
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Very Sad News indeed.
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Old 22-05-2007, 12:33 PM   #7
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Wierd how they were short of money, then, just after all the 'bits' of distinction , masts etc were removed, it burns up.......
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Wierd how they were short of money, then, just after all the 'bits' of distinction , masts etc were removed, it burns up.......
Shame on you ......you've got a very suspicious nature.
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Do you blame me.....

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I have to confess, I had the exact same thoughts!

They were £6 million short.

If it were the case, I bet there's some nervous people about at th moment! As we can't be the only people to think it. (nick-nick)
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