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Old 25-03-2015, 04:48 PM   #1
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Question Shakespeare design 910138

Anyone know details about this boat type. It is 4,7 m long and 1,88m wide?

Any help is appreciated.

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Old 26-03-2015, 04:44 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure they were called "Avon Specials" as Bill Shakespeare was based in Tewkesbury on the river Avon.

Also pretty sure that Steve Baker Senior, father of Mr. Phantom Steve Baker, raced one at the Kent Boat and Ski Club in the Mid 60's.

Unbeatable at the time.

HTH.
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Old 26-03-2015, 07:50 PM   #3
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Anyone know anything about drawings specs etc. How many Avon Special were built, any boats around in e.g. UK?
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Old 26-03-2015, 08:47 PM   #4
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if you go to the fast on water website Welcome Page - fastonwater theres a section that says boat builders, click on Shakespeare and it tells you all about your model boat I think
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Thanks, but could not find the boat on that particular page!
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Old 29-03-2015, 06:10 PM   #6
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Shakespeare

There is a book written by Bill Shakespeare on Powerboat Racing published in 1968.

There is a copy currently available on Ebay.
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There is a book written by Bill Shakespeare on Powerboat Racing published in 1968.

There is a copy currently available on Ebay.
I have the book in front of me jus now, thanks!
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:35 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=Budski;254339]I'm pretty sure they were called "Avon Specials" as Bill Shakespeare was based in Tewkesbury on the river Avon.

Also pretty sure that Steve Baker Senior, father of Mr. Phantom Steve Baker, raced one at the Kent Boat and Ski Club in the Mid 60's.

Unbeatable at the time.

HTH.[/QUOTE

Give me a shout if you are still after information , I have the first wooden Avon Special in my workshop..
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Hi, do you still own the Shakespeare ?, I have info that you may find interesting.
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