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    Posted: 14 January 2016 at 5:09pm
Hi Tim, just came across this post and wondered if the Priory Avenue mooring photos from 1948 mentioned are available anywhere. Thanks again for the other recent info.
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Let me know if you hear any more on her. Reckon an old girl like this would make a good holiday let if patched to good standards. at least she'd pay her way to restoration like that. If she's totalled, i could flat pack the good bits in my workshop & start collecting timber. Doing a line of narrowboat sized(to fit not as big as) oak figureheads to trade for mahogany planks. Can't get so'ton way for 2 weeks but if anyones got contact details for the yard it would be a good start
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I'm not sure, but if you drive over the road bridge nearby you cannot see the superstructure, I thought I could see a bit of the hull, I think perhaps chopping up is underway.
 
I didnt have the time to go and look in the yard.
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So has 245 been chopped up?
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Is this old girl still around or have they chopped her?
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Who do i talk to about her??
   Find myself looking for digs in a few months & fancy a challenge. Worth a look before she's pulled to bits & put in a skip. pm or email me about her, bit busy this week so too tired to surf net..cheers
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Hi All,
 
Just heard from John Weller of HDML Medusa, that 245 has now sunk at her mooring, very regretable to say the least, John was asking if anything could be done, well apart from getting her afloat again if possible and not damaged very badly, but as said before, what then? she clearly had problems with the hull from the recent pics here, with no where to keep her and of course at the least care for her, long term.....as before trying to save our historic ships is a great struggle of course, but still, another ship representing our coastal forces appears to have bitten the dust,
 
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Jimmy,
Just keep putting little bits of cash aside in my bank and in the end you can have a boatWink
 
where would you work on 245?
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Thanks Richard!

 Quiet understand that if she's been dumped on a business that she's hitting them in the pocket with lost fees. All said she is still afloat & has to be worth a look & a couple of days doing the sums before writing her off if its that bad. Tell me her keels oak as got a supply of seasoned trees. Could make new one with chainsaw & drawknife but fitting it will be a new challenge.  
 My trouble is that i can get cashflow, materials ect but never in one big hit or i'd be writing Clive a cheque. At the very worst, if she's bodged up for a while until funds build up.. at least she's still around to fix. When she's chopped up & gone she's gone forever!
  My van threw half its axle across the road today without warning so at least 5 days behind. Tell the yard that there is interest in saving her though & please dont chop her until had a look.
 If your busy then send me contact details or pass my number to yard. No promises until i've ferreted round the bilges ect but the interest is there & best of British luck to all
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Yes, indeed, from the pics as you can see the outer hull planks seem quite to very bad! just to be friendly so to speak, do be aware!
 
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