Sunseeker on fire in Poole

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Came over Poole bridge at about 21.30 and the whole area lit like it was day time from the lightning , so that could have been around the time it was hit ( if it was ) !
 
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Why would lightning strike a mobo on land rather than all the masts on boats afloat nearby??? Doesn't seem likely to me, I would suspect power issues - something left on charge perhaps, or a heater/ dehumidifier left plugged in.
 

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" found out a good friend of mine was telling **** about me, out of jealousy"

Easy to solve.....you be a friend to him and invite him out on the boat for a day ?
Part of my enjoyment in being able to afford a boat is to share my luck with just about anyone prepared to put up with me for a day. :)
 

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A few non relevant pics should never get in the way of a good story. Since when have Sunseeker been building 10 deck Cruise Liners !

Or Poole Harbour looks SO small!

The jealousy discussion is very interesting. There seems to be a view amongst many people, not on this forum, that everyone should all be the same and have the same rewards.

I always talk about water caravaning ;-)
 

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Or Poole Harbour looks SO small!

The jealousy discussion is very interesting. There seems to be a view amongst many people, not on this forum, that everyone should all be the same and have the same rewards.

I always talk about water caravaning ;-)

I say we have a 'fiberglass familyboat' which usually doesn't lead to further questions.

You have to be extra careful with customers.

Tragic about the sunseeker.
 

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A classic example of why I have never desired to or ever will own a plastic boat.
Just glad that no one was hurt.
 

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A classic example of why I have never desired to or ever will own a plastic boat.
Just glad that no one was hurt.

Absolutely, non-inflammable wood is the way to go . . . :rolleyes:

Or maybe steel, like this one? Taken 10 mins after fire started;
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It really looks a mess this morning, there's virtually nothing left.

Interesting that the Daily Mail pictures are not of a Sunseeker, nor of Poole Harbour. The second one is actually Moriconium Quay, just behind me.
 

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Despite being a sail type, this gets my sympathy to the owner and Sunseekers employees.

Searush, as I mentioned on the 'Lightning' thread on Scuttlebutt recently, at my moorings a wooden boat with a wooden mast, one of the smallest rigs there, was hit and a plank blown out of the side; one of the most frightening things about lightning is it doesn't seem to have read our rule book.

There is the other side though, I can remember being at Poole town quay when serious fights - say 20-30 people per side, I was too busy bravely hiding to count accurately - rolled up and down the quayside, I wouldn't be at all surprised at arson, and yes, the jealousy thing would be a point here too.

I remember when ( dare I mention the name ?! ) Traders were being finished at Emsworth Shipyard, then berthed together; we jokingly called it 'Battleship Row' after Pearl Harbour gave a gift of a target - with relatively little space to deal with, Sunseekers ( and the RNLI ) would seem to have organised things very well.
 

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Poor quality pictures but you can see that's there's nothing left but the hull. Everything else looks pretty much totally undamaged. Even the building behind doesn't seem to have much more than a bit of cosmetic damage so a well done everybody.

The poor almost owner was in the UK to collect the boat and watched the whole thing happen apparently. Awful.


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