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Old 08-08-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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Class 3

Where have all the class 3 boats gone?……bar for the odd Scorcerer and a few Avengers known to exist there is little evidence of the old raceboats from the late 60′s….and there were a lot of AVENGER 21′S..Red Aliigator, Screwdriver, Shady Lady, Badger where is AVENGER alias SCAVENGER? The Levi designed Double M hulls…Vertigo… Towmotor



The fate of the class 3 craft seems to be more disasterous than the C1 and 2 boats…and from the early years the one off’s are even rarer, its a miracle Thunderflash survived…what happened to the Tremletts and Stapley’s…back in the early 80′s I had a chance to buy Volare from a guy in Boscombe I wonder what happened to her? no matter how many times you traul through Boats and Outboards or ebay very little appears. Most became firewood I suppose unless you know better!





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Old 08-08-2014, 11:30 PM   #2
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Heres one for you mike supposedly Badger or Robins Folly, not in the best of fettle but its coming along. all be it slowly !
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:25 AM   #3
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Ha ha Class three vintage boats ! I'm currently restoring a 19foot Avenger Easy Rider and trawl e bay and gum tree for boat,power boat,speed boat etc.
There seem to be quite a few Avengers,marshals,phantoms about principle because they are fibre glass,look to good to scrap !
Recently on e bay there was a metallic red Chameleon !
Anything wooden that hasn't been looked after unfortunately falls victim to either rot or bonfire !
I did see a lovely old Flectcher Arrowshaft in Spain recently on the water
Now and again a vintage phantom 23 will pop up.
I suppose though that modern ones were more forgiving !
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:16 PM   #4
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Well done you guys...is Badger pic showing original gel coat colour (pale blue)..are you restoring her to original spec?
and Easy Rider back to purple...keep in touch guys look forward to seeing when finished..

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Old 11-08-2014, 10:03 PM   #5
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How old do you consider vintage?? And also let's find as meany old classics and get a race sorted!!!??? Rob.
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Old 12-08-2014, 01:56 PM   #6
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How old do you consider vintage?? And also let's find as meany old classics and get a race sorted!!!??? Rob.
Would love to know where all the 4 litre Tandem deck Phantoms have gone, miss avia watches/Bentleys oyster bar- said it was a 26! love those boats
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Old 28-06-2016, 07:41 PM   #7
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Hi if you look at my other posts your see im doing up an old Avenger 21, I now know it too should be purple and called Easy rider. It has a Volvo leg and was fitted with an old rover V8 engine, any help getting more info on this boat would help bring her back to life,Cheers
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Old 28-06-2016, 10:35 PM   #8
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Marshan 18 'Blue Streak' class IIIc 1974
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:24 AM   #9
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just seen this link, scavenger left for somewhere in scandinavia in 1977 behind a decrepit citroen, be surprised if it made it, black panther was sold in reading about 1980, sold the last one i had to grant harrison ( bprc) about 2012, had lots of fun with them if you dont mind getting wet when going down wind.
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:37 AM   #10
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Fletcher 25 or 27 arrowshaft on ebay at moment and also avenger 19.and marshan 21. fletcher doesn,t look the best example
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Old 07-08-2018, 04:47 AM   #11
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Shady lady (15)

Hi,
My good friend is the owner of class 3 power boat - Shady Lady (15)
She has now been restored back to her race beauty!

I Would like to see if i am able to get hold of Nobby Neivens to arrange for him to see the old girl once again !
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:00 PM   #12
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Hi There.
Do you have any pictures to share would be great to see some !
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:43 AM   #13
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HEre she is at the moment - just got a few little bits to do then we are on our way over to iow!
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:54 PM   #14
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Last Time I see Shady Lady it was outside Nobby's Business on the forcourt in Shepherds Bush circa 1976.


Bentleys Oyster Bar, was damaged at a Margate Race (83/84) and was BER
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Do you know what’s nobbys business was called by any change ?
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:12 PM   #17
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Time for a classic racer

Hello all
I have just sold my cruiser and am looking for a Classic racer. I am keen to buy, restore or maintain a Fairey Hunstsman, probably a 31, and ideally an ex Cowes Torquay boat.
I live in Kent so would like to find something like Seven O Seven. Can anybody help?
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Do you know what’s nobbys business was called by any change ?
Goldhawk Motors on the goalhawk road, was to the side of what was a total garage, opposite sidemwas an esso which is now a majestic wine place.
Jack Lusted used keep Jersey Cow in Minford Gardens ( His daughter is on here Kim) and my old boy kept his down Faroe Road. All within a mile or 2 of each other. Wouldn't fancy trying that these day would be nicked in a flash.
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