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Old 01-02-2007, 06:55 PM   #1
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shakespeare racing cat

Hiya, i have just bought a 1993 shakespeare racing cat!, just wonderd if anyone know's anything about it? is there a shakespeare website?, coz i cant find one!, any input would be great... p.s. i would upload a pic but have no idea how to here!
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Old 01-02-2007, 07:35 PM   #2
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Here's a great Shakespeare Website :

http://www.dsv.su.se/~klas/Boats/home.html

But post pics of yours.

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Shakespear cat

That is a very interesting boat I raced against it a couple of times in 1.3ltr
it was a good sea boat in its day but was run on a low budget and engine was unreliable.With a good engine it would have been very competative.
I think it was raced by the son of owners of Lancing marine (Bellamy) I may be wrong it was a long time ago.
The guys from lancing marine were experimenting with Norton rotory engines the years before.
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ahh, thanks, but sadly no cat pics!?, i would post a pic but just cant work out how to!, duh!
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Hi Caw, well its nice to hear a good thing!, it was in the 1.3ltr class in 1993!, and she now sits in my yard!, with no engine..but i have only had it for 3days!, looking forward to getting her on the water, its in excellent shape really, just a few small bits to do..you would not have any pics of it from back in the day would you?, thanks for your post tho, Danny.
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The cat raced by Lawrence Bellamy (lancing marine connection & Lozza on here) wasn't the Shakespeare, it was an old stapely.

the one you have is probably the lorne campbell designed one that Francis Whitley (owner of Shakespear boats) and his son raced in 1.3.

Francis browses this site from time to time, and may be able to fill in any gaps you have in it's history.

I'll drop him a line so he knows about this thread.
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Just looked it up I was wrong it was Frances Whitley and his son that was racing it.
The Belamys were racing the stapley with the nortons in
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We raced against the Whitneys in the early 90's both Francis and Stuart his son were great guys, who even had a go at racing OCR and had 2 boats set up for OCR and Offshore.

Caw Blimey can i ask who you are ? would you happen to Be Kevin ?
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I remember the two boats, both the Belamys and the whitleys were great guys and great competiters help any one out.

You are right I am Kevin I raced Commodore Flyer 16 Phantom race deck 90 yam,them were the good old days
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Hi Kevin put two and two together and though it had to be you.

I remember the black Phantom that you used to race with the Motorhead motif painted on the front when you turned up with it for the world at Folkestone in 91, do you remember that nightclub in Folkstone called bonkers we frequented for that week ??

Sorry should reintroduce myself to you after all this time, I'm Paul I raced with Graham Atlee (splitpin) on here in the white P16 Fugazi.

Are you still in touch with gary ?
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One of these two..................
One on the trailer I suspect I got it's cousin


Dont pick me brains coz you will be credited with that of a 3 year old


Look up the Midas Project Thread
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Thanks John!!!
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blufin..

omg you have to tell me more now!!!!
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trailer one..

Thats mine!, i would so like to know where that is and why its there etc..!!

attached is how she looks now, not much difference minus the orange rust what was spray'd to it as i beleive it was right near a railway track?, i have plans for her...
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Looks just the same as when it raced in 93.
Woody the worlds in folkstone were awsome that night club was good fun drinks were cheep thanks to gary.
do not see much of him now he got married again! (third time) also plays golf now
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I know its written down the side, but i didnt think that cat was a shakespeare.

I thought the cat that Francis made (as Jon mentions above) was called the Hydracat
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What moulded by a guy at S'Spear or somebody with a connection to it
Ian & Caw would know more.
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Thats mine!, i would so like to know where that is and why its there etc..!!

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That's Shakespeare Interernational Marine 's yard in Hartlebury..Francis still resides in the buildings you can see.... former railway buildings....and the little hut on the other side of the fence is the waiting room at Hartlebury train station.....where all the sad people catch the train to the Black Country....
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as in one of these

That's the v6 mercruiser powered pleasure boat that they built a few of.
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