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Hi Don

Yes, she is a BPB, as is Swift but they have very different upperworks, Swift being almost totally original. I think it's a different boat. Vosper and Thornycroft did build STs too, but not many (Vosper only 2 I think). You can tell a BPB by the hull shape fwd and rudders if they're original;

Quite unique!

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Has anyone managed to go and look her over yet , the auction has ended with no bidders and I've asked the seller for some extra time but unless someone is close enough to look her over it looks like she's going to be firewood soon
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dgray Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2006 at 1:00pm
I spoke to Kev and asked him a few questions about her.  He didn't know much.  Another sale in lieu of fees.  He said that he'd find out about lift costs and when she would have to be moved etc.    She's a big project but looks worth it.

Well worth a visit. He said he'd call me this week with more info.
I'll post it when he does.





 
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Hi Don

Let me know how you get on , anymore info about the one at West Mersea ?

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I'm not interested in owning her...Are you?


Re West Mersea, not a dickie from anyone (other than yourself) with any offer of help including the relevant associations.  Mind you they are getting a lot older so I don't blame them one little bit.

Duxford/Imperial War Museum assured me that they wouldn't be having any more boats aft Duxford.

Too much to do on my own I fear. A real shame but apathy rules.

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I know all about the 'Apathy Rules' situation , it's a shame though

 

This one at least is in better nick . If someone was closer and could take a proper look I might be able to save her from the chainsaw , but still waiting to hear from the owner

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She IS the Swift, ex ST 445.The above pictures are from Ron Young's collection, the top photo from 20 years ago at Burlesdon and the lower two from 10 years ago at Bristol Docks.

How sad she is in such a state now.

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Hi Christian,
You are right, it's a crying shame.
Thanks for the photos.   Do you know anything about her service life.
Was she ASR and is sge a 41'6" or 37.5'


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Hi Don

Certainly a broad-beam 41.5ft boat, will look her up over the w/e as Dad has all the good books at his place !

Watched the video For Those In Peril again, can't get over the superb footage, thanks again.

Best Regards,Christian.

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Thanks Christian,
Well I still feel like a heel re '32.  Sale fell through on my Benetti again so I'm still stuck.  

Maybe a Derby class would be the best thing for me as they aren't so big. Blue Peter type.  Humorist is on at 35k but that is a bit rich for me.

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