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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:42 AM
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Estranged husband scuttles his £40,000 boat to spite wife
Estranged husband scuttles his £40,000 boat to spite wife
By Geneviève Roberts
Published: 28 September 2005

When Mark Bridgwood saw an advertisement in his local newspaper - placed by his estranged wife, Tracey - selling his 49ft yacht at a fraction of its true value, he reacted badly.

The £100,000 vessel, named Rebel, was being sold for £40,000. So Mr Bridgwood scuttled the yacht, smashing open valves below the water line to sink the boat in Dartmouth harbour, south Devon.

Rebel will be lifted from the bed of the River Dart by salvage divers today. And Mr Bridgwood will be sent a bill for the cost of recovering the yacht from the river bed, which is expected to run into five figures.

Dartmouth harbour master Captain David White said: "There has obviously been some sort of argument. There is no doubt it was deliberately scuttled.

"It is a snip at £40,000. It has got air conditioning, a washing machine and modern navigation equipment - it is a comfortable boat."
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article31...
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:45 AM
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1. Damn.
I feel bad for the boat. I always anthropomorphize boats way too much anyway.

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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:16 AM
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2. what a dope
He should have gotten a dummy to buy it from her.
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