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Old 30-12-2006, 02:28 PM   #1
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Classic Race Boats Wherabouts

Dear All,
As registrar of the recently formed Classic Offshore Powerboat Owners Club (COPOC), I have been tasked with trying to identify or establish the whereabouts of any offshore craft, that have competed within an organised and recognised event that are over 15years old and that still physically exsist.

I am lucky by having at hand Graham Stevens magnificent databases that he has generously donated a copy of to COPOC as a reference point but these merely form a baseline - we have no idea of how many of these classic craft still exsist nor of their condition and ownership. Many craft changed names, specification and livery as ownership passed and the "bloodlines" therefore are often confusing, but this is part of the challenge and the fun.

My first challenge is to establish the wherabout or fate of every Cowes Torquay victor from 1963.

So Guys.... if you are the owner or are even aware of any craft that we can then "tick off" against the database please simply either Email me at chris.grayer@btinternet.com or place onto this thread the basic data of:-
1/ Original name 2/ Builder 3/ Year 4/ Engines 5/ Current state of repair and finally current ownership.

Any recent or past photos would be also be most welcome. These may then be able to be cross referenced to Grahams library photos as a "then and now"?

This would also be an opportunity for us to construct an EMail/postal data base for future Classic events that are planned for "Poker Runs" etc.

Even possible or rumoured wherabouts would be of use; for instance it is rumoured that Max Aitkens Souter built diesel powered 40 footer ex Cowes -Torquay "Gypsy Girl" is lying forgottten somewhere up the Hamble????

Also if anybody has strong recollections or knowledge of how any of the past racing craft met their end or demise then this would also be of interest & close a line of history
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Old 22-09-2016, 04:28 PM   #3
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Some time ago, about 13 years I saw DRY MARTINI moored up an estuary near Gosport. Dont know the name of the yard there though, sorry. I did some offshore in the 70s. Crewed a couple of well known boats and worked for the company in Sandwich which bought out the Avenger company.
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Blue streak / Marshan RM / 1974 / Merc 1500 /
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Blue streak / Marshan RM / 1974 / Merc 1500 /

I knew Terry Sleep and his brother Colin (who designed and built the boats) for a long time! In fact I had the original plug that were the basic Marshen 18. The name comes from Romney Marsh were the family lived and the boats were built!
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I knew Terry Sleep and his brother Colin (who designed and built the boats) for a long time! In fact I had the original plug that were the basic Marshen 18. The name comes from Romney Marsh were the family lived and the boats were built!
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