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Modern fibreglass boat under the trees on the southern shore of Hooe Lake, near Oreston in Plymouth.

Type

Motor cruiser

History

This unknown fibreglass motor cruiser was abandoned on the shore of Hooe Lake around 2010, lying close to the remains of the houseboat Roger SHIPS Link.

Disposing of a fibreglass boat can be costly so sometimes the vessels are abandoned instead. One boat owner attempted to burn a fibreglass boat on the shore of Hooe Lake some years ago, not realising that burning GRP produces large amounts of thick black smoke, which led to the fire brigade turning up to put the fire out. Boat recycling schemes are an alternative, such as the one run by BoatBreakers SHIPS Link who specialise in disposal of end of life boats, they will arrange boat demolition across their network of boat disposal sites in the UK.

Description

The blue and white painted 7m long vessel has a cabin forward and a well deck aft, the wheelhouse is now missing as is the inboard diesel engine. Extensive damage to the starboard side and the remains of a leg attached to the starboard side suggests that she may have fallen over and was damaged beyond repair, or perhaps the hole was put in her side to make sure she did not float away.

Location and Access

Hooe Lake, Oreston, Plymouth

From Oreston, take the Lower Saltram road off Plymstock Road then turn right into Kingfisher Way. Follow the road down to the lake and there is a car park at the end. The remains of the vessel can be seen on the south bank of the lake. Take the footpath heading south under the folly and follow it round to the hulk, there is a gap in the bushes where you can walk through to the beach. Alternatively, walk round via the beach but take care as the rocks are slippery. The wreck partially covers at high tide springs so plan a visit to coincide with low water.

Nearby hulks include the houseboat Roger SHIPS Link, the handliner UXB SHIPS Link, the lighter Arthur SHIPS Link and the fishing boat Hooe Lake 1 SHIPS Link.

Position OS: SX 50257 52839
Position GPS: 50.356369, -4.106393

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Information

Date Built:

Unknown

Type:

Motor cruiser

Builder:

Unknown

Official Number:

Unknown

Length

7m / 23ft

Beam

9.8ft

Draft

Unknown

Construction

Glass reinforced plastic

Propulsion

Diesel

Tonnage

Unknown

Portmarks

none

Abandoned

2010 approx.


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