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..... the bridge! Not a very good pic I'm afraid but this chap has whacked a bridge, presumably with his radar arch because the front isn't damaged. The whole thing has unzipped itself and half ended up in the cockpit in a horrible mess! Empuriabrava yesterday.
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Are you sure he hit something and he’s not just looking for an electric wire?
 

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..... the bridge! Not a very good pic I'm afraid but this chap has whacked a bridge, presumably with his radar arch because the front isn't damaged. The whole thing has unzipped itself and half ended up in the cockpit in a horrible mess! Empuriabrava yesterday.
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hm, a box of self tapers and a couple of tubes of sika and none is ever going to know :rolleyes:

seriously, the lower part seems to have handled the shock pretty well assuming all glass panels under the screens are still there...

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Are you sure it wasnt due to a very fat bloke standing on the back of the flybridge?
 

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Haha! Yes, probably! I think if it was mine I'd have it hidden away under a tarpaulin in a boatyard somewhere rather than slap-bang in the middle of a marina! Probably waiting for insurance go ahead ... umm, I hope he was ​ insured!
 

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It does beggar belief that he tried to get under one of those bridges but I can't think how else he could have done it! It would be interesting to know if you can​ find out.
 

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No ljs it isnt. I forgot to ask. How are you getting on with that Stannah stairlift you fitted on your boat to get you up to the flybridge? ;)

pmsl :D The more I look at the pick i kinda agree with Mikes post #8. Did they hit a bridge or did they have a heavy tender on the back of the flybridge? Rough weather that day?? It looks like it collapsed at the rear. If you know Empuriabrava and keep a boat there you know not to try the bridges.
 

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Fred drift warning:-
Is Empuriabrava the same place as Ampuriabrava?

We used to have a villa there on the first canal after the basin. Had a Sunseeker (30?)
Happy days

Back to the OP.

"Right said Fred, have to take the Fly off, with his crow-bar gave a mighty blow" !

Yes they had a name change sometime back to Empuriabrava. Villas are a small fortune now. No noticeable market downturn during the crash.
 

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pmsl :D The more I look at the pick i kinda agree with Mikes post #8. Did they hit a bridge or did they have a heavy tender on the back of the flybridge? Rough weather that day?? It looks like it collapsed at the rear. If you know Empuriabrava and keep a boat there you know not to try the bridges.
That could be the answer … hefty great tender far too heavy and the flybridge has unzipped itself! I couldn't see well from where I was but the back end was all down in the cockpit which is why I thought he must have whacked the arch. Looking at it again I think you could be right! … :encouragement:
 

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Yes they had a name change sometime back to Empuriabrava. Villas are a small fortune now. No noticeable market downturn during the crash.

Thanks for that :encouragement:

I wonder if "Rosie's" is still there. A restaurant in the sea-front complex ("block"). Rosie was a very large German lady with a jovial character to match her size - but don't get her riled :eek:
She served-up a superb liver dish. Yum!
 

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Thanks for that :encouragement:

I wonder if "Rosie's" is still there. A restaurant in the sea-front complex ("block"). Rosie was a very large German lady with a jovial character to match her size - but don't get her riled :eek:
She served-up a superb liver dish. Yum!
Liver is my worst nightmare but that aside. I haven’t seen Rosie’s so I guess it is no longer there. I find the restaurants in Empuriabrava quite average and tend to go outside for a good meal or buy from the excellent supermarkets and cook on the boat (No villa for me)
The only excellent restaurant was owned by the daughter of a forumite here, by coincidence, but that’s gone now.

I find it interesting that with so many French people there that it hasn’t driven up the quality of restaurant.
 
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