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Hi

Really interesting pics on your google site!

I guess they are right when they say too much sun is bad

According to Phil Simons in the same yard there should also be an Elco and a Scimitar class boat!

Mark

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she almost looks savable!
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Originally posted by marksaab marksaab wrote:

According to Phil Simons in the same yard there should also be an Elco and a Scimitar class boat!

Mark

Christian PM'd me to tell me this- any ideas on the shape of the boats I am looking for? I hope to return to Limassol next week but it may be the week after!

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Just heard back from the Admiralty to say that HSL was definately used by the RAF and they will be will getting back to me with more about her service history
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Just got a reply today from the RAF Historical records... I had to email the guy my UK postal address so I guess he may have something to send me! Hope it arrives soon! Will keep you posted
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If there is an Elco in the same yard does anyone know what condition it's in? Might it be saveable and are there any known examples in the UK. I assume not, unless you know something diffrent........
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 Think theres half a burnt Elco in a siding somewhere. If any more are known to lets hear about them. A rare beast indeed if there are any
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What does an Elco look like?? If I know what I am looking for I can keep an eye open next time I am at Billys Yard
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Hi Boatbird

It's a Higgins (rather than an Elco) and it looks just like this, courtesy of Ron Young. We were wondering if she has any markings visible to help find her original ID. The other boat is believed to be a Scimitar Class, there's a section about them on the forum and on the home page under Select A Boat.

Regards, Christian. 

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Now theres a sad sight.

 Are those packards hanging out the back?

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