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I'm visiting Poole on business this week, does anyone know where the British Power Boat Co dock yards were located as it would be interesting to pop by if I get a chance. I suspect there is little or nothing left there, but any pointers/info would be great.

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British Powerboats were at Hythe, Southampton. Not sure exactly where as I haven't explored the waterfront, but there is a small museum there (converted railway station/hut?) who should be able to point you in the right direction.
 
Nice pics of the lift, looks like she held together well!
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Quick update, the date of the move is confirmed as being 15th March 2013. I've been to visit her today as we want to make sure that none of the loose timbers come off during transport.

As she is now on hard standing water is getting inside as to be expected so I've drilled some 3/4" holes in the hull to let it drain out. Might seem drastic, but my last restoration project rotted from the inside out as a result of rain water collecting in her, also I'm going to have to replace all the outer planking and quite a few inner planks so a couple of extra holes isn't going to make that much difference!

She must have drained well over a ton of water and after 30 mins was still draining when we left her. Next weekend I'll be securing the loose timbers and starting to clear her out ready for the road transport.

I'll post some more photos after next weekend.

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