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Old 14-05-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
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HI TO EVERYONE
Thunderbolt's hull is now at the International Boatbuilding Training College at Oulton Broad, whilst the cabin rests on my drive for remedial works sanding and painting...
The hull besides undergoing major structural rebuild will be used to train the students in several aspects of the boatbuilders craft, before which it will be used for surveyors training !..god help them she is not a pretty sight now! however the pressure is on them for as some of you may have heard she is to be displayed at the 2007 Revival of the EARLS COURT BOAT SHOW in December..quite a feat for the old girl as it will be 46 almost to the day when she appeared in the pool there in January 1962.
the pressure is also on me to restore and prepare a myriad of items so that externally she will be accurately presented as she was in 1961 when she won the Cowes Torquay......It will also help me seek the commercial sponsorship required for the mechanical refit which is the prime goal for her to become fully operational in 2008....
One of the main objectives is to aquire a suitable trailer..more bloody money!
I hope to visit the college in the company of Ken Raybould who oversaw her birth in 1961 and who found fame driving Thunderfish for Albert Figgins in the Miami Nassau where they finished 3rd in I think 64...in the next few weeks and take some pics of the progress.
PS.anyone got any old working 2 ins Smith instruments ie 5 fuel guages 2 oil pressure 2 oil temp 2 water temp 2 amp meter looking for good home! please let me know!
updates and pics posted as and when.

REGARDS TO ALL

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Old 14-05-2007, 01:49 PM   #2
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Wow its great to hear such love is out there for these fabulous boats. i wish you all the luck in the restoration.
Any pics of her looking a mess. be nice to see before and after shots.
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Old 14-05-2007, 01:56 PM   #3
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Thanks TC
If you want to see pics go to www.classicoffshore.com check under restorations, small pic there at bottom....you really do not want to see the rest but they will be posted soon......she was in a pretty poor state but nothing that could not be fixed..

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Old 14-05-2007, 02:23 PM   #4
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Thats a great site. some lovely pics of dads old boat yellow drama/blitz etc.
Good luck.
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Old 14-05-2007, 06:01 PM   #5
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TC, your Ken Cassirs son? did you know Miss Enfield is still about have tel no for last known owner if your interested...was a chap interested in her but have heard nothing more yet!

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Old 14-05-2007, 06:10 PM   #6
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I haven't been able to get a reply yet Mike !!
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Old 14-05-2007, 06:25 PM   #7
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OkK, quick up date............. T2/Hot Bovril was cut up in approx '73/4, after used as a plug for a 33' avenger...............
The E2 is apparently on Isle of Wight but no phoine number or owner known.
Was advertised 2 years ago in MB&Y at £34,000................................
Miss Embassy is still somewhere in Italy,
GEE/Hunt/Souer became a cruiser....
Gee aliminium no idea after Hen Hector
Uno Embassy/Ssh uno who/enfield seized in gib and bottom ripped out
Gypsy Girl burned in La Linea seized for smuggling...
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Old 14-05-2007, 07:28 PM   #8
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TC, your Ken Cassirs son? did you know Miss Enfield is still about have tel no for last known owner if your interested...was a chap interested in her but have heard nothing more yet!

Mike
Sorry Mike, i didnt explain very well. no my father had the boat when she was LPW (1985-90ish)
I had someone email me asking the whereabouts of the hull just the other week. if you could pass that on to me that would be great i can then pass it on to them.
I would love that boat back and hope to see her again soon. Probably better someone else buys her though as i have far too many commitments as it is.
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Old 15-05-2007, 06:32 PM   #9
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Old 15-05-2007, 07:33 PM   #10
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It all becomes clear now.
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Old 31-01-2010, 07:50 PM   #11
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OkK, quick up date............. T2/Hot Bovril was cut up in approx '73/4, after used as a plug for a 33' avenger...............
The E2 is apparently on Isle of Wight but no phoine number or owner known.
Was advertised 2 years ago in MB&Y at £34,000................................
Miss Embassy is still somewhere in Italy,
GEE/Hunt/Souer became a cruiser....
Gee aliminium no idea after Hen Hector
Uno Embassy/Ssh uno who/enfield seized in gib and bottom ripped out
Gypsy Girl burned in La Linea seized for smuggling...
hi just to say miss embassy is inside the rock or destroyed
gee aluminium is underwater in gib also
uno pobjoy mint with miss embassy
and gypsy girl sank in the lucas imosi yard in gib with front half sticking out .
all this happend years ago
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