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Old 17-08-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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hi guys
new to boats and new to this forum so please be gentle.

i have just gotten involved in ressurecting an old speed boat which we have been informed should be a broom capricorn that has a volvo penta 2.2 or 2.3L petrol engine with a 190 sterndrive,however someone in the past decided to convert it into a fishing boat by removing the seats, hooking the screen off and planting a cabin on instead (very badly)
our initial thought was to turn it into a proper fishing boat somehow but having removed the cabin it is clearly crying out to be a speed boat again
our problems are we have almost no boating knowlege between us and are seriously struggling to find information about the boat and setup, google search is sadly not that helpful and the company "broom boats" have no technical information as it would have been made by their sister company the no longer exists.

is there anyone out there that could offer some guidance and information to aid us in our plan to bring this back to its former glory or close to it?
any photos showing original layout/style, any technical data, sizes etc absolutly anything you may have that could help us would be greatly appreciated
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Old 17-08-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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Buy August /September edition of powerboat and rib
On page 54 great article on your boat
I'm sure if you ask the magazine you can get some contacts
Also classic powerboat association
Hope all that helps
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Old 18-08-2013, 08:45 AM   #3
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hi guys
new to boats and new to this forum so please be gentle.

i have just gotten involved in ressurecting an old speed boat which we have been informed should be a broom capricorn that has a volvo penta 2.2 or 2.3L petrol engine with a 190 sterndrive,however someone in the past decided to convert it into a fishing boat by removing the seats, hooking the screen off and planting a cabin on instead (very badly)
our initial thought was to turn it into a proper fishing boat somehow but having removed the cabin it is clearly crying out to be a speed boat again
our problems are we have almost no boating knowlege between us and are seriously struggling to find information about the boat and setup, google search is sadly not that helpful and the company "broom boats" have no technical information as it would have been made by their sister company the no longer exists.

is there anyone out there that could offer some guidance and information to aid us in our plan to bring this back to its former glory or close to it?
any photos showing original layout/style, any technical data, sizes etc absolutly anything you may have that could help us would be greatly appreciated
good hulls , my mate had a broom a few years back with a 40 yam on, it went well, quite high sided and flared front make it a good sea boat, had the original back to back seats in, good luck
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Old 18-08-2013, 08:59 AM   #4
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hi guys
new to boats and new to this forum so please be gentle.

i have just gotten involved in ressurecting an old speed boat which we have been informed should be a broom capricorn that has a volvo penta 2.2 or 2.3L petrol engine with a 190 sterndrive,however someone in the past decided to convert it into a fishing boat by removing the seats, hooking the screen off and planting a cabin on instead (very badly)
our initial thought was to turn it into a proper fishing boat somehow but having removed the cabin it is clearly crying out to be a speed boat again
our problems are we have almost no boating knowlege between us and are seriously struggling to find information about the boat and setup, google search is sadly not that helpful and the company "broom boats" have no technical information as it would have been made by their sister company the no longer exists.

is there anyone out there that could offer some guidance and information to aid us in our plan to bring this back to its former glory or close to it?
any photos showing original layout/style, any technical data, sizes etc absolutly anything you may have that could help us would be greatly appreciated
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Old 18-08-2013, 10:59 AM   #5
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Old 18-08-2013, 11:48 AM   #6
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Broom Capricorn

here, a good link with pictures, video, infos.
http://gulfstreamboatsales.com/3092/...orn-1982-5795/
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Old 18-08-2013, 12:47 PM   #7
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Looks like that is gonna cost a few quid to straighten out!

If the aim is simply to get on the water, would probably be a lot cheaper to buy something ready to run.

I guess that's not the point though, right

Best of luck. They were always solid boats, Brooms, although a little quirky. What was the model with the small overhead arch (like you get on bigger sunseekers, sea rays etc)?
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Old 18-08-2013, 12:49 PM   #8
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like this

http://norfolk.boatshed.com/broom_ju...boat-4470.html

mate of my old man's had one from new.
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Old 26-08-2013, 10:59 PM   #9
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thanks for the great responses,

yes i fear it is going to cost a pot load of money to ressurect the old beast but we shall have to see.

for the most part is all seems salvagable the only real struggle i suspect is going to be finding/making a screen with supports to fit correctly so any bright ideas on that are most welcome

thanks again for the info so far feel free to add anything else you find
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boat screen

Buy a pack of long stiff plastic potting sticks (like a lollystick),glue them to the screen lip (pointing up)every 6 inches,check the sticks to see if they follow the rake you want the screen to have,bluetack pieces of thin card against the sticks then mark and cut them to match the curve around the bottom,when you have trimmed them to the shape required join all the card together with tape,check its even and cut it to the right height,lay it over a single piece of thin card and then cut out the pattern,again check it still fits,do this with each section of screen,roll the 3 patterns up and pop them in a suitable cardboard tube.

Google this ----> boat screens cut to size

many company's will cut a screen to your paper or card pattern.
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