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After spending yesterday looking for Old's Cool onboard the stunning barge Hawthorn http://www.bargehawthorn.info/ in the very pleasant company of Giles & Jill we eventually came across these images on the sonar, we were so sure this was her that we called out a diver to confirm.

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Video may contain some choice swear words :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GuvqWNQQDI






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Happy you found her, sorry you had to look for her!! All the best getting her home!!!

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Fantastic news

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You'd think somebody would miss a 38' Cruiser! Hope you find her soon mate. Good luck!
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Wasn't her check out the video :(



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Bummer!!! I needed to turn up the volume to get the full story. I guess I heard wrong!!!

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Any news on Old's Cool?
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No nothing yet, we have found 4 boats at this stage but none of them were mine :( the hunt goes on.



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Good grief! Sounds like you've discovered the Irish Triangle! Hope she comes out of hiding soon mate.
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Any luck locating her? So very sorry to hear it sank....love watching your videos!
Have plans for a Monte Carlo build, and have a Mopar stroker engine that I am building for it.

Also now have Squirt plans, and an old Polaris PWC with a triple for the power plant.

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Its odd that heavy things don't sink straight down.Any currents in that lake ? A friend lost a little outboard motor on one of the creeks around here and it hasn't been found yet.I lost a rod and reel off of dock and didn't find it til next summer.(water is color of dark tea.)Suppose all the oil in motor is leaked out by now so no oil slick to look for.
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No luck finding her yet :( I bought an old barn find Glastron cheep to go and look for her but the transom and stringers were rotten so it's getting a major overhaul you can follow the progress here, http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthre ... 2057456530 she should be ready to go soon as I will leave the painting till over the winter.

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Fergal

I know this is no help. But, it kills me each time I see this. I have a 3D scanner and I'd be out trying to help. But, no place to fill-up between here and there. I still think she can be salvaged at this point.

Best of luck.

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Cheers Bill :D I will never give up looking she will be found and brought back to life.

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I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of such a beautiful vessel. Had watched videos of her when I was contemplating building my first boat. An inspiration, I don't know the builder personally, but I feel his love for his boat and his loss.
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