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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Magic Fingers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 December 2011 at 6:04pm
'Twas I that found Miss Margate at a boat shed in Martham, Norfolk, with a tree growing through her. A member of the Association of Dunkirk Little ships took a shine to her, bought her and took her home. As far as I know she is still in his garage awaiting attention. Perhaps one day.....
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shame to leave her to dry rot... he could sort her and bring her to the Trad Rally in July
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Hello All

While back i spotted a Boat up in Ardlui Marina Boat yard at the Northern End of Loch Lomond, At the time it was covered up in a huge canvas Cover, the cover is almost off due to the recent bad weather... I was told she is some sort of Ex Military Craft when i was in the Boat yard and..sorry about the angle of the pictures the owner of the yard was not too keen for me to mooch about taking pictures.. Will try to get a couple of stern pictures soon

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Dear sir,
 
If you have written this in 2007, you must know something about this boat.
As I own this boat now (since may 2013) I am very interested in the history of this special craft.
My E-mail adress is: bruynzeel4boats@hotmail.com
Thanks in advance,
Adriaan Bruynzeel
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45 ft. ex Admirality Fast Launch:
Who knows something more about this interesting vessel?
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Just saw this correspondence. I owned Medyna ex MTB 253 from 1976 to 1991, and bought her from Len Rowley, Sue's Father. Remained in constant correspondence with him, and visits till his death. Also in communication with June (Sue's Mother) till long after she moved to Nanaimo, Canada to be near Sue.
She had petrol-paraffin engines when I bought her (8 cyl Chrysler Royals). I did many miles on these, but obtaining fuel got difficult.
I re-engined the boat with twin Perkins S6M's (120 hp each) (not P6s as stated above). This gave her max 13 knots, cruising at 11 knots. I took her everywhere (England, France, Belgium, Holland) many years after she should have rotted away, and during my ownership she was flagship of Coastal Forces Veterans Association. I have pictures of our 1981 Return to Base in Newhaven, where she served in the War. The town clerk of Newhaven reckoned we put 2p on the rates there due to all the festivities. Did it again in 1984, and got Mayor of Dieppe to attend in Newhaven, an absolute first. We had free berthing in Dieppe anytime, in centre of town due to wartime connections. Also free berthing in Felixstowe in ship dock (ex HMS Beehive).............just try that now !!
When I bought her from Len Rowley, who had had her for 26 years, I said I would never sell her. I actually rang June Rowley in Canada to be released from this promise, so as to sell her, as my best friend had died aboard her, and after over 2 years changing every colour, I never got over this, and moved aboard the 45 footer I also had (ex Lord Mayor of London's state barge, named London City). June told me the best thing I could do was sell her, and released me from that promise. I miss her to this day, though I have never been without a boat since, but Medyna was special.  My current Moonraker 36 is hardly the same, but does not take every minute of my life maintaining her either. Medyna did, and I used to say it was like standing under a shower tearing up 20 notes. Today that would be 50 notes. But any later news of the boat will be gratefully received.
Peter Leggett, former owner (1976-1991) ex MTB 253, later Motor Yacht Medyna.
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Hi all reference RAF hsl 2597 when brian oliver died I towed her from Poole to Chichester for RAF museum run by Ken Rimmel I think members of the MCS club did some work on her but nothing came of it I believe.Dabchick 
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Hello there,

Just to say thanks most interesting posts on 253 and 2597 there, can offer nothing more than thanks! but hope perhaps others of more use, all the best,

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Sorry, wrong boat. 
I meant the 45' Ex Admirality Fast Launch; photo taken somewhere in Holland on shore, in a hall. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Adriaan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 April 2015 at 9:32pm
Boat is on Page 8: 15 january 2007 called: "Drop dead gorgeous Ex 45ft Admirality Fast Launch"
A name dgray Senior Member is written.
Does anybody know the history of this interesting boat (yacht conversion)?
At this moment I try to save her from Dr. Chainsaw and so far I succeed...
Unfortunally I do not know how to enclose pictures.
Adriaan (E-mail: bruynzeel4boats@hotmail.com)
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