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Old 24-07-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
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An old classic

Was down in Nortern Spain last week on a Scorpion Rib with a 250 outboard out of Ampuira brava nicely anchored off some nature reserve Islands to snorkel with some fish.
After the snorkelling we were just relaxing amongst the mass of other traditional Spanish ,rental and other boats when a very old looking powerboat rocked up. Original gel coat about 25 ft and looked like a Shead design. Turns out it was an Arrowshaft with a 225 hp Yamaha in place of the two straight sixes she would have had in the seventies.
One of only eleven built I understand but great to see and meet the English Skipper too !
Who designed them ?
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Old 25-07-2014, 08:59 PM   #2
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Was down in Nortern Spain last week on a Scorpion Rib with a 250 outboard out of Ampuira brava nicely anchored off some nature reserve Islands to snorkel with some fish.
After the snorkelling we were just relaxing amongst the mass of other traditional Spanish ,rental and other boats when a very old looking powerboat rocked up. Original gel coat about 25 ft and looked like a Shead design. Turns out it was an Arrowshaft with a 225 hp Yamaha in place of the two straight sixes she would have had in the seventies.
One of only eleven built I understand but great to see and meet the English Skipper too !
Who designed them ?
The Man was Mr Brian Hendicott who used to work at Norman Fletchers
I believe that he also had a very large hand in the the design and build of the Bonito 36 Royal Falcons.
My late friend Denys Wolstenholm ordered an Arrowshaft against my advise which he had fitted with a pair of Volvo race 200`s and Volvo E drives. I would not race in it. At the start of The Cowes Torquay one year whilst the boat rolled around in the muster area the fuel poured out of the Port engine triple Weber carburettors over the Starboard engine which then set the boat on fire.
Denys said "Luckily I was able to the fire out", I for one am still thinking about the overall the wisdom of that action !! Ian Toll, from back in the day.
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Old 25-07-2014, 09:35 PM   #3
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Aha ! Thanks for that Ian. What was that boat called then,it wasn't Penny Two by any chance was it ? I always remember two of those racing in Guernsey early 1970s lovely blue colour schemes.
On the water the bow look every low profile ,very similar to the early droop snout Phantom 23.
The guy in Spain reckoned Nol Edmunds had some connection with his boat !
A real nice original red and white one. It's not often you see a boat out on the water that takes you back forty or so years !
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Noel Edmonds raced one with Ray Macenhill, then they raced a 36 Bonito.
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Noel Edmonds raced one with Ray Macenhill, then they raced a 36 Bonito.
Miss Pearlcorder when it was Grey & white, Cossack when it was Red & White, i have an old photo with me & my 2 brohers sat with Noel Edmunds on Cossack on the morning of the CTC about 78/79 ish, the public was allowed to wonder around the boats back in the day, Noel invited us on to his boat for a photo. Top Fella...!!
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Noel invited us on to his boat for a photo. Top Fella...!!

Think how different that could have been if it was Jimmy Saville!!!!
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Now then now then, could only be any worse by having Rolf as his nav
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Aha ! Thanks for that Ian. What was that boat called then,it wasn't Penny Two by any chance was it ? I always remember two of those racing in Guernsey early 1970s lovely blue colour schemes.
On the water the bow look every low profile ,very similar to the early droop snout Phantom 23.
The guy in Spain reckoned Nol Edmunds had some connection with his boat !
A real nice original red and white one. It's not often you see a boat out on the water that takes you back forty or so years !
Hi, I am sorry but for now I can not remember the full name The boat was Blue, white and gold and called "El ----" something may have been Shaft, or was it " Shafted" I think that the boat had two outings before it was thought that perhaps Denys was depriving someone else the opportunity of a thrilling ride !!
Noel Edmunds was a client of Bonito boats and had a Royal Falcon 36 built in silver name "Miss Pearcorder" which he towed behind a custom built six wheel Range Rover, all very impressive in the day.

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Could have been El Barb - was one of the inboard 25's
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Could have been El Barb - was one of the inboard 25's
Correct. Well done and thank you.

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