Floods in Cumbria, UK

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Floods in Cumbria, UK

Post by Maltelec » Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:47 am

For those of you who do not know, Cumbria has been hit by torrential rain and very bad flooding over in the West of the county.

Windermere was 2.7 foot higher this time than the last highest mark.

I already know of one steam boat which has hit the roof of its boat house and then sunk. There ate 2 more large boats which hit the top last time but were ok - neither have another 2.7 foot though.

Our boat is also in a boat house there. The height isn't so much of an issue, but we didn't allow 12 foot of rope for the moorings :?
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Re: Floods in Cumbria, UK

Post by barts » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:48 pm

Best of luck to all affected by this... http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/default.stm
has news... sad to see the Blue Bell Cafe on Coniston Water flooded, as my wife
and I happened to eat lunch there last year...

Best of luck w/ the boat!

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Re: Floods in Cumbria, UK

Post by Maltelec » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:53 pm

Today I have spent some hours being very cold and wet in an attempt to assess the damage on the steamboats.

3 boats have sunk, 1 has a crushed cabin, 1 has a very dented funnel and the really large one in unknown.

The one with the crushed cabin has probably feared the worst. The three which have sunk would appear to be ok otherwise. One of them is currently 3 foot under the water line to the cabin roof. Fortunetly I was able to tie a fender onto the end of its mooring rope while releasing the boat it was trying to drag under with it.
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Re: Floods in Cumbria, UK

Post by csonics » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:58 am

That's a shame! How's your dad's boat?

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Re: Floods in Cumbria, UK

Post by 87gn@tahoe » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:51 am

WOW that's terrible.

Remember though, it's only a boat, it can be rebuilt. It's harder to "rebuild" a drowning victim.
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Re: Floods in Cumbria, UK

Post by PeteThePen1 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:29 pm

Hi

Sad to hear the news from the Lakes. Hope none of our steam boat family have lost their houses as well as their boats.

I have been sent the attached link with more pictures: http://www.stridingedge.net/Walks/2009/ ... .11.09.htm

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Re: Floods in Cumbria, UK

Post by selfy » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:44 pm

Hi Maltelec,
who's boats have been damaged?
It was only a few months ago when we helped
with the boat house....I presume Wray castle
got it bad, my thoughts are with all ....and there
is more rain to come, another 4" in 24hours.

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Re: Floods in Cumbria, UK

Post by Maltelec » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:04 pm

I'll not say whos boats have been damaged yet, the people may not want it publicly broadcast.
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Re: Floods in Cumbria, UK

Post by mcandrew1894 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:27 am

Good luck Maltec, and best wishes and good luck to all.....be Careful!

In the end, remember, it's just a boat......

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Re: Floods in Cumbria, UK

Post by Maltelec » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:55 pm

Our boat is now afloat again.

The boat as we found it:
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You can see the water line on the wall - if the ropes hadn't have pulled it under it would have most likely hit the roof and caused more damage.
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Here you can vaguely see the whistle
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This is one of the big boat houses. You can see the tide mark is 2" below the top of the sign on the door.
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Picture of Grayling again:
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The door into the boat house:
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My Land Rover attempting to shine the headlights into the door:
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