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It is with a sad heart that I need to inform forumites that we lost Clive on Thursday night - He has gone to catch up with his much missed MrsW (And as he said many times -  have a few 'Words' !)

Clive went peacefully and unexpectedly in his sleep. That in my book is the best way to depart.   He was eighty

He had a Hampton Safari boat 'Dungraftin' and was one of our longest standing 'Boaty' mates.  Huge family, never a cross word for anyone.

He lived in Rotherham so not far from our place and we often visited as he did to ours

Awesome metal fabricator / welder, he could pretty much turn his hand to owt.

I always smiled when he operated his remote controlled mast that would lay flat and then sit up on command from a switch adjacent to the helm.  All self designed and made

We had the pleasure of his company only three weeks ago onboard 'B.A' ticking of a bucket list for him - Helming 'B.A' (He did most of the weekend, couldn't get him off the helm) and cruising up to New Mills pond

He was full of Life's experiences too, always fascinating listening to him talk of a bygone era.

He loved dogs (So in my book was a top bloke)  Not long back he literally  'Stole' (Rescued) a dog from a house he was visiting for some sort of purchase exchange, saw the kids treating the small dog as a football, the dog was in a terrible state too.  So he simply took it when they weren't looking (if they weren't kicking it they were ignoring its plight)  Said dog is now with other dogs of its breed, healthy, happy and having a normal life of luxury with its present owner

I consider it a privilege to call him and have enjoyed him as a mate

Safe anchorage - Miss you mate xx




Photo taken during his weekend onboard




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