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    Posted: 04 November 2016 at 7:20am
Anyone got any ideas as to the identity of the attached photos of a print, marked Voodoo 1932?

Many thanks, Snark.

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Hi there,

Sorry can't add anything but thanks for posting, fascinating shot...

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Maybe I should move it to a different forum area? - coastal forces?

I recently watched a short film at the portsmouth naval dockyard museum (in the corner of the boatbuilding shed) with a series of 3 or so prototype fast coastal patrol boats - the boat in the picture reminded me of one of those - maybe thornycraft?

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Am I not right in thinking that this hull looks very like a WW1 Coastal Motor Boat, possibly converted to a motor yacht?  Quite a few of these were converted, and a few of them ended their days as houseboats on the Upper Thames on the section between Penton Hook and Molesey. I believe this shape was originated by Thornycroft.
Peter Leggett, former owner (1976-1991) ex MTB 253, later Motor Yacht Medyna.
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Hi there,

Many thanks, yes that would seem to be the case, she has a "yacht" like look to her, with the canvas dodger etc..

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