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Old 06-06-2006, 10:06 PM   #41
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Yes guys, you are both right. LPW was miss enfield 2 and she was 33'

Its so nice that we all share a passion for the classic icons of the powerboating world.
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:10 AM   #42
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This thread has been going on so long that I can't remember if I have posted this before but I was at the launch of Miss Embassy, here's a pic:
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Old 08-06-2006, 12:39 PM   #43
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Marco - the Castoldi boat was the sister boat to Enfield Avenger/Unowot/Uno Embassy etc!! (both 37´long). Blu-Fin is right about the 33´ hull which in order of paintschemes was Miss Enfield II, Yellowdrama, Blitz, British Buzzard, LPW. (There may have been other colours/owners inbetween - my memory is fading!!) All I know is that if I had a magic wand and could materialise one classic hull for my exclusive use (!), I wouldn´t be able to decide between the Cig 36, Bertram 38 or Shead 37!! If only I had that problem!!
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Perhaps FLying Fish could confirm this one - did the 401 hull Miss Enfield become the turbine powered Marlboro Enfield?? (I loved that boat!!)
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Old 08-06-2006, 01:54 PM   #45
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Marco - the Castoldi boat was the sister boat to Enfield Avenger/Unowot/Uno Embassy etc!! (both 37´long). Blu-Fin is right about the 33´ hull which in order of paintschemes was Miss Enfield II, Yellowdrama, Blitz, British Buzzard, LPW. (There may have been other colours/owners inbetween - my memory is fading!!) All I know is that if I had a magic wand and could materialise one classic hull for my exclusive use (!), I wouldn´t be able to decide between the Cig 36, Bertram 38 or Shead 37!! If only I had that problem!!
Wow, i didnt realise she had so many owners and all racing her too.

Where does one find Don shead boats for sale, other than the princesses of course?
Are they all in private barns somewhere?
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:04 PM   #46
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Perhaps FLying Fish could confirm this one - did the 401 hull Miss Enfield become the turbine powered Marlboro Enfield?? (I loved that boat!!)
I think it is one and the same was a really a test bed for the Miss Embassy or was it the other way round

One missing on the name list Enfield Avenger, Pobjoy Mint it's last encarnation. Looking at Miss Embassy you really see the lines of the next in the series Follet Cars, Double Two Shirts, Maco, Ballerina, Brut,xxxxxxx ( missing one name or two in there). Was it an BBM Omelette at some point as well.
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My dad, Iain Nurse owner of Black and White Whiskey with his brother Bob Nurse ages ago racing of Margate, pic should be attached. There are loads more photos of the boat and the setup might try to dig them out....
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Cougar 23' Ex Catapult which the Davey Brothers run with a volvo at first then replaced it with a nice big wooping big block, that made a huge difference. Then onto Iain & Rob. There was a sistership floating about Miss Gurnsey but never really see the race circuit full time, jeeez this was Cougar were in Hounslow .........
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Has anyone/does anyway know the were abouts of the boat if it is still around?
How much do people know about it then?

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That scanning and editing of the pic was the work of a true master.
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Old 08-06-2006, 06:32 PM   #52
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Actually, it was the work of someone who thinks all the old crap ought to be put through the mincer!

Your lucky I could be bothered to do a half hearted job!!!!!!!
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If it has worked attached should be a picture of the boat doing around 110mph, unsure of the location.
As i said would love to try and track the Cougar Cat down to see were it maybe?
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Marco - the Castoldi boat was the sister boat to Enfield Avenger/Unowot/Uno Embassy etc!! (both 37´long). Blu-Fin is right about the 33´ hull which in order of paintschemes was Miss Enfield II, Yellowdrama, Blitz, British Buzzard, LPW. (There may have been other colours/owners inbetween - my memory is fading!!) All I know is that if I had a magic wand and could materialise one classic hull for my exclusive use (!), I wouldn´t be able to decide between the Cig 36, Bertram 38 or Shead 37!! If only I had that problem!!
Sorry Nigel. I made a big mistake.....

I think that the "phantom" Castoldi (I never saw live) not raced never in England. How do you know it?
Anyone know where are now Enfield Avenger and....Castoldi?
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:55 PM   #55
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Is that for real?

If so could you forward me the email. i cant quite make it out.

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I think it is one and the same was a really a test bed for the Miss Embassy or was it the other way round

One missing on the name list Enfield Avenger, Pobjoy Mint it's last encarnation. Looking at Miss Embassy you really see the lines of the next in the series Follet Cars, Double Two Shirts, Maco, Ballerina, Brut,xxxxxxx ( missing one name or two in there). Was it an BBM Omelette at some point as well.
I think you're right about the Planetec. 42' wasn't it? Again this was another boat hired by Doxford for the South American series, so I was told a while back!!!
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Split - you have a lot of names there! I'd forgotten how many liveries those Planatec hulls had experienced! In fact does anybody out there know how many were actually made?? BBM Omelette Planatec was ABO, which apparently stood for Another Bloody Omelette. THe only other name missing from your list was Thunderbird - driven by Richard Benge I think. And MArco, on another thread here somewhere you'll find I asked the same question about Enfield Avenger/Unowot etc - somebody says it ended up in Gibraltar after being involved in some midnight runs across the straits with either ciggies or drugs. It may even still be down there? And I think you are right about the Castoldi jet boat - as far as I can recall it never raced in the UK - I only knew of it's existence about 5 months ago. But Flying Fish is the man with the knowledge about all things Shead! (He's probably busy writing his own 'bible' as we speak....!) Come on FF - if we have got any facts wrong please put us right!!!
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Shead Planatec hull.
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The rather unsuccessful Uno Embassy..
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oops - getting off the thread! The sister ship to the Turbine Whiskey boat?
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