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Topic: what happened to Minxy?
Posted By: burgundyben
Subject: what happened to Minxy?
Date Posted: 16 May 2007 at 3:57am

in the late 70's or early 80's there was a boat on the hamble called Minxy, she used to be moored at Port Hamble on the outside of one of the pontoons, was painted white, had quite a big superstructure the aft part of which was a lounge.

I remember her being well kept and at the time one of the biggest boats on the river.

I'm quite sure was some kind of MTB/HSL/MGB etc.

Anyone know what happened to her?



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Napier Lion engine wanted.



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Posted By: tramontana
Date Posted: 16 May 2007 at 9:38am
The lovely "Minxy" which was moored in the same place when I saw her all those years ago is now called "Altori" and is moored at the top right hand corner of the harbour near the power station at Mahon, Menorca. She was built by British Powerboats as a "Battlefield Class" at Poole as a target tower for the Army, her Army name was "Langemark", she has been altered and the last time I saw her at Mahon her Navigation Bridge had been boxed in and she "Sported" two very large Army surplus searchlights on each side of the wheelhouse. At the moment I am unable to send you photo's on this site but if you send me your e-mail address on the private messenger I will let you have a copy


Posted By: tramontana
Date Posted: 18 May 2007 at 2:46pm

Burgandyben did you get those photo's I sent you on Minxy?

I managed to upload this one to the forum;

 



Posted By: burgundyben
Date Posted: 21 May 2007 at 3:13am

Hi, sorry for the late resonse, am in Malaysia and comms was a bit patchy for a few days, back in Blighty end of this week, hopefully will be able to take my boat out (Huntsman 28) over the long weekend.

Thanks, nice to know Minxy still alive, it was always quite a thing for me as a kid when she went in or out.

 

 

 



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Posted By: tramontana
Date Posted: 21 May 2007 at 11:10am
Burgandyben, are you going to enter the Huntsman in the Round Britian? It looks like it is going to be a great event to take part in.


Posted By: burgundyben
Date Posted: 21 May 2007 at 11:43am

Originally posted by tramontana tramontana wrote:

Burgandyben, are you going to enter the Huntsman in the Round Britian? It looks like it is going to be a great event to take part in.

I doubt it very much, mine is one of the old race boats, 333, she's had a hard enough life as it is, plus I dont think she's quick enough to qualify, about 30 knots all out, still running the old 6.354s.  I bought the Sea Arrow from Phil Clapburn after it left Marchwood, having not found a Napier Lion (not that I could afford in any case) I have got 350 hp lined up......

 

 



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Napier Lion engine wanted.


Posted By: tramontana
Date Posted: 21 May 2007 at 1:50pm
333 well done a lovely classic Fairy and still as she was engineering wise, I have never seen a Napier lion engine for years a local garage owner had one which he was going to put in a speedboat but that was sold many years ago you will be lucky to find a working one now, try a Volkswagen W12 out of a write off, I understand that there is going to be a classic section in the race so 30knot's would be ok, when I look back at some of the old racer's like Jersey Cow I often wonder as to whether they are in a barn somewhere.


Posted By: clive
Date Posted: 21 May 2007 at 8:38pm

Yes indeed,

  I thought long and hard about getting 'Spica' when she was for sale last year (or year before) she would have been great fun, what happened to her?



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Posted By: burgundyben
Date Posted: 22 May 2007 at 7:50am
Originally posted by clive clive wrote:

Yes indeed,

  I thought long and hard about getting 'Spica' when she was for sale last year (or year before) she would have been great fun, what happened to her?

Spica found a new owner, se's currently still on the Hamble, ashore a few weeks ago when  I saw here.

Plenty of other Fairey's about in need of a good home, a Huntsman 28 is a lot easier (cheaper) to deal with than a MTB!!



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Napier Lion engine wanted.


Posted By: clive
Date Posted: 22 May 2007 at 11:09am

 .

 Bit small but this is why I liked Spica!

Found a bigger one!



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Posted By: marksaab
Date Posted: 22 May 2007 at 3:06pm

Hi All

Just for interest a Huntsman 28 is up on Apollo Duck, I think its rather cheap considering her alleged provenance!!!

http://houseboats.apolloduck.co.uk/display.phtml?aid=60788 - http://houseboats.apolloduck.co.uk/display.phtml?aid=60788

M



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Posted By: tramontana
Date Posted: 22 May 2007 at 4:09pm
There is a Shakesperian Lady Class boat in Hartlepool Marina called Luctor-et- Emerigo has anybody any idea of what the name is/ or means sounds French/Belgian, as she was an Army boat is it a Regiment motto, a place of Battle etc. Thank You.


Posted By: northeastuser
Date Posted: 22 May 2007 at 4:19pm

 

I found the following on the web.

The Latin motto of the province of Zeeland, "Luctor-et-Emergo" translates to "I struggle and emerge"

   Slightly difrent spelling, but whats an 'I' betwen friends!!



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Posted By: tramontana
Date Posted: 23 May 2007 at 1:20pm

Thank's, sounds like a Regimental motto to me now



Posted By: northeastuser
Date Posted: 23 May 2007 at 3:22pm

To expand on the above statement

Motto of the Dutch province of Zeeland to denote its battle against the sea.

Rather fitting for an Army vessel!



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Posted By: BoatBird
Date Posted: 23 May 2007 at 6:52pm
S'funny, from Latin it translates as "I shine and arise".....kind of!

Lucitor et emergo does anyway!


Posted By: Christian
Date Posted: 23 May 2007 at 8:15pm

Here's the boat;

http://www.boatshop24.co.uk/NjczNDE3MX5IQVJUMDE%3D=-Groves_Goodridge_Admiralty_built_50_Miler.html?PHPSESSID=947f22f24e14ece3898c1f9d07a8fb32 - http://www.boatshop24.co.uk/NjczNDE3MX5IQVJUMDE%3D=-Groves_G oodridge_Admiralty_built_50_Miler.html?PHPSESSID=947f22f24e1 4ece3898c1f9d07a8fb32



Posted By: d-zine
Date Posted: 23 May 2007 at 10:30pm
Hi Christian,

Is this any relation to the following boat advertised on the boats for sale page of this site- Eala Bhan - 45ft “Shakespearian” Class General Service Launch.

The boat in Hartlepool is listed as 46'5" but in most respects it looks similar. I have very little knowledge with regard to army boats so maybe a master class from somebody please.

Luctor-et- Emerigo




Eala Bahn



Tramontana just read your post in detail and realise both boats are Shakespearian Class but now that I have typed this I am going to post it anyway.

How about more detailed information from somebody?


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Posted By: northeastuser
Date Posted: 23 May 2007 at 10:50pm

Well BoatBird I know nothing about Latin, or what ever it is I just copied and pasted from the web.

    So don’t blame me!!

  I'm to thick to know Latin so I bow to your obvious expertise. (no im not flirting. This time lol)

(Perhaps the discrepancy is the translation from Latin into Dutch then from Dutch to English)



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Posted By: Christian
Date Posted: 24 May 2007 at 9:24am
Hi d-zine, The blurb on the bmpt ad was written by Philip Simons and gives accurate specs etc, however I think the Shakepearian Males Class differed from the Shakespearian Females Class but I am unsure how exactly. Don has a book with a list of all the names of both classes, which hopefully he can reproduce here for us, unfortunately the book does not give much more information about these boats other than the list of names. I'll do some digging.


Posted By: d-zine
Date Posted: 24 May 2007 at 12:22pm
Hi Christian,

If you owned a Shakespearian Male Class and a Shakespearian Female class would you be able to make lots of little baby boats and if so would they be male, female or just confused.


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Advance - Runaway Quickly , Runaway Quickly


Posted By: Christian
Date Posted: 24 May 2007 at 1:22pm

You couldn't be certain because

"This is the very ecstasy of love". - ( Hamlet Quote Act II, Sc I).

I'll say no more because

"Brevity is the soul of wit". -  Hamlet Quote (Act II, Scene II).



Posted By: Pioneer
Date Posted: 24 May 2007 at 1:50pm
Er...! What is that in Latin?

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Posted By: S R Wilson
Date Posted: 24 May 2007 at 2:32pm

Hi All,

This is getting serious; first latin and now Shakespear! Oh well

Non est carbunudrum illigitimo particularly re Ambra at the moment.



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Posted By: tramontana
Date Posted: 24 May 2007 at 2:51pm

Luctor is the same class as the one advertised for sale on this Site, they were also known as 50miler's, the aft cabin on Luctor is as she was built  however the wheelhouse was very narrow and in front of that was the hold with a mast and lifting arm attached to it. Hamlet was a good murder play and would you believe a suspected Murderer hid on this boat for three months whilst the police searched for him, he eventually went down for Manslaughter!!!



Posted By: BoatBird
Date Posted: 24 May 2007 at 4:13pm
Originally posted by northeastuser northeastuser wrote:

Well BoatBird I know nothing about Latin, or what ever it is I just copied and pasted from the web.

    So don’t blame me!!

  I'm to thick to know Latin so I bow to your obvious expertise. (no im not flirting. This time lol)

(Perhaps the discrepancy is the translation from Latin into Dutch then from Dutch to English)



Ummm, no expertise (I'm learning Latin GCSE level, I've got as far as Caecilius est pater LOL) just lucky finding a Latin to English translator that helped me find what our boat name meant!!


Posted By: BoatBird
Date Posted: 24 May 2007 at 4:18pm
More than slightly Off Topic...

Nil illegitimi carbonundrum (ain't Latin but sounds good!) don't let the B*****s grind you down....

But.....My favourite Latinish expression is

Nobo dylo vesa mar tarse.......




Posted By: PrestonMarina
Date Posted: 13 October 2017 at 2:26pm
Minxy - or "Langemark" as she originally was and now is again - is coming up for sale on eBay in November 2017.

http://www.langemark.co.uk" rel="nofollow - www.langemark.co.uk   has more information.


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