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Old 15-04-2007, 07:18 PM   #1
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ring 21

hi guys
i'm just wondering if anybody knows this boat or anything about its history.
i'm told its a 92 ring 21 with twin merc 250 ?? bridgeports/cle gearboxes on lifters etc, supposed to have been raced and was in the states for a while.
any info would be great.
thanks
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Old 15-04-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
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That will be one of Jim Cramphorn's "Waterbird" boats, used in ski racing to pull ex-world champion Steven Moore or his son Jamie
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Old 16-04-2007, 12:58 AM   #3
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correct me i im wrong, but isnt that the boat that now has a single cosworth engine on it,
just wondering how old that photo was
an if they made several twin rig red rings, if so then its probobly not
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Old 16-04-2007, 12:59 AM   #4
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sorry just looked at the date on the photo

obvioulsly not then sorry
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Old 16-04-2007, 07:51 AM   #5
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Reckon that could be this boat. Pictured in 1989, Jersey.
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Old 16-04-2007, 07:55 AM   #6
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Old 16-04-2007, 03:59 PM   #9
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777 which is the number on that boat was Lenny Croxsons, Jim was 711 to the best of my memory, which however is failing!!
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Reckon that could be this boat. Pictured in 1989, Jersey.

Don't think it is, have a close look at the paint job, especially the white bit where the number goes.

Bazza is right about the numbers though, but there have been many "Waterbird" 21ft Rings, mostly in orange or red, but there was at least 1 green one and 1 yellow one
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Old 17-04-2007, 10:18 AM   #11
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thanks for the info guys. has this particular boat been discussed before?
i have not seen it the flesh/grp yet but do you think the motors are likely to be xr2's. any idea what sort of speed she'd run. did ring use any form of HIN or date stamp on their hulls back then. any particular issues to look out for. sorry for all the questions and thanks again.
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Old 17-04-2007, 10:49 AM   #12
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It was originally powered by a pair of 2.4 EFI's which may or may not have been worked on. It has been said before that Mike Ring used a compliments slip glassed up under the foredeck for reference.
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Don't think it is, have a close look at the paint job, especially the white bit where the number goes.

Bazza is right about the numbers though, but there have been many "Waterbird" 21ft Rings, mostly in orange or red, but there was at least 1 green one and 1 yellow one
AND A GREEN WITH YELLOW ONE AND WE ALL KNOW WHO OWNED THAT BIT OF DOUBLE TROUBLE DONT WE!!
Also the 777 Lenny had was white and called Turbo Star
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AND A GREEN WITH YELLOW ONE AND WE ALL KNOW WHO OWNED THAT BIT OF DOUBLE TROUBLE DONT WE!!



green & yellow ? do u mean this Ring 21?
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that one in the twin pic was my old boat, its now in Ireland with a cozzy outboard.. if that helps, dude.. is this twin rig for sale then???
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green & yellow ? do u mean this Ring 21?
Is that me in that there picture, looking my best as usual!!!
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green & yellow ? do u mean this Ring 21?
Is that me in that there picture, looking my best as usual!!!
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Is that me in that there picture, looking my best as usual!!!
Could be, this time without the ski line wrapped around your finger
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You looked that good in that picture you posted it twice !!
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