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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Christian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 December 2006 at 3:14pm
Wouldn't try it until August unless you go through the French canals, if you tried planing through those they'll throw the (cheese and wine) book at you. Putting enough power in one of these hulls to make it plane is in itself an exercise that needs careful thought, MGB 81 and HSL 102 manage it because they've essentially been rebuilt using epoxy sheathing. It can easily spell the (well-meant) destruction of a classic. I think the best thing would be to ask a shipping specialist the price to have one shipped on the deck of a freighter, likely to cost as much as the boat but then again that's not very much, certainly less than the massive expense of rebuilding a similar boat in much worse condition but closer to hand.
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Christian,

Thanks for your helpfull comments. The truth is that freighting one back is almost by definition the best way to do it not least because of the problems that you mention.

The point is I can't afford to do it on my own. Are there any people out there who will put their money in the ring to get one of these boats up and running in WW2 grey.

It must be possiable to put together some sort of  Boat Share deal if the right peoplke are interested. It's never going to be anything other than a drain on ones pocket, but what a drain!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Christian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 December 2006 at 6:45pm

Hi Sentley

We recently sold the Vosper 68ft RTTL "Flywood" and I believe the purchaser received a quote of 9K to ship her from Gibraltar to the UK, not such a frightening figure. There are currently 3 very interesting boats for sale here in Gib, see the "Boats For Sale" section on the main page (click on the icon at the top LH corner of the page). There is a "Boat Share" topic elsewhere on this forum, it did receive a lot of interest so I dare say those involved will chip in to this discussion.

Regards, Christian. 

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Hi Christian,

Thanks for your comments. Please see the HL145 posts re MAS in Gib. Dont know if there will be enough takers though.

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Sentley.

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Perhaps an advert in Classic boat for a syndicate would be the best way forward as, given the responses on the forums, it seems unlikely that there is the interest here.   I'm sure that there are people out there who would be interested but they may not know of this forum.

I went out to see both the MASB and the HDML and can assure you that they are in remarkable condition and useable exactly as they are.

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Is this a Fairmile B, working for Captain Morgan in Malta ? If so, which one ?

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Hi Rik

She looks ex German (post war inshore patrol type?) to me but I can't place her, I will keep looking.

Rgds,Christian.  

 

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I can't find anything. My only helpful comment is that she looks an awful lot like the Dusseldorf Fire Boat as made in a model kit by Robbe, the real thing would be 95ft long which looks about right and they have the same low freeboard aft, but the wheelhouse is not quite right. 
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A 1965 85ft ex-German Customs Cutter, Rik sent me the full size image of the boat in Malta and you can make out that she is steel and that she has a canoe stern. I think she started life as something very similar to this, perhaps a little longer and more modern (hence the squared off wheelhouse windows).

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They do look very similar.

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