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Classic wooden speedboat build , sink, search for, recovery and rebuild.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,568 ✭✭✭ TheBody

    Fantastic news! Delighted for you!

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,384 ✭✭✭✭ elperello

    Great news.

    Congratulations to all involved.

  • Registered Users Posts: 230 ✭✭ PJD

    This story needs to be a book.... or a movie!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 436 ✭✭ searay

    Delighted for you, Fergal. Well done on your perseverance in not giving up. Fair play to @luna11 and all who’ve dived to check out the wrecks.

    If anybody can restore ‘old cool’ to it’s former glory, it’s you.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27 BbSean

    Fantastic result! A lot of patience and highs and lows over the years but what a result!

    cant wait to see her back on the surface and then back in the water.

    will you be starting a new tread? If so can you post a link so I can continue to follow?

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,091 ✭✭✭ funkey_monkey

    Brilliant news! Looking forward to the recovery and rebuild!

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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 13,193 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AndyBoBandy

    Brilliant News. Absolutely Brilliant.

    So she’s finally been found.

    ^~^~^~^~^~^ Chapter 4 ^~^~^~^~^~^

  • Registered Users Posts: 229 ✭✭ HazeDoll

    Classic wooden speedboat build, sink, search, recovery and restoration.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,141 ✭✭✭ dulpit

    This is great news for a Saturday. Congrats/well done to all involved...

  • Registered Users Posts: 559 ✭✭✭ Packrat

    Wow, just found the thread and read it all over the last couple of hours.

    Congratulations on finding her!

    Can't wait to see her out.

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 73,692 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,230 ✭✭✭✭ Standard Toaster

    Well, that's made my day! Absolutely brilliant, delighted for you Fergal.

    Original post where she went down.

    How will 7+years under water affect the boat?

    Not knowing anything I'd imagine it'd be a write off.

    Best of luck getting it to the surface, certainly will be following along.


    Just watched the video, by God it's pitch black down there. Fair play.

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,525 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi

    Jeepers, I cannot believe it's been 7 years 😱

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  • Registered Users Posts: 92 ✭✭ Doe Tiden

    Delighted for you to have found it Fergal,

    I have regularly checked this thread for updates only to have my hopes dashed when new posts turned out to be someone asking if the was any update!

    Best of luck with getting it recovered

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,227 ✭✭✭ check_six

    Amazing news! I knew your persistence would pay off in the end. There were so many false dawns finding all the other submerged vessels that looked so like yours. Terrific work from the subaqua lads too. They really are highly skilled. How many other wrecks did you find in total? And is there any chance that there could be a mysterious locked safe under your boat to keep the suspense going?

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,463 ✭✭✭✭ Thargor

    That's incredible tbh, you'll be on tv for this when you get her home, I thought you hadn't a hope, congratulations.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,815 ✭✭✭ Tow

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,350 ✭✭✭ embraer170

    Great news. I'm thrilled. Great work by all involved. Can't wait to read about how this continues...

  • Registered Users Posts: 493 ✭✭ Hifive

    Fantastic news Feargal, thought I saw a smile on your face when you passed me in Lakeside a week ago😀 I think I still have some electrical gubbins from my spare 5.7 in the shed. Maybe only a harness and and possibly a CDI unit. I’ve since used the spare starter on my Searaay 190 and I gave away the alternator, I’ll have a look tomorrow.

  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,220 Mod ✭✭✭✭ fergal.b

    Was that your handy work with the power washer , might need you 😉 the mussels look so bad it will probably be a full rebuild so I shouldn't need anything just fix everything.

  • Registered Users Posts: 242 ✭✭ thereitisgone

    I am totally amazed and happy with this news, i have followed this story from the beginning of the build

    So happy for you Fergal

    Onto the next chapter

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  • Registered Users Posts: 685 ✭✭✭ WildWater

    Wow! Amazing stuff. Congratulations and well done to all involved. I can’t believe I’ve been following this saga for 7 years. Roll on the next chapter.