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Old 08-11-2010, 11:47 PM   #21
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That makes sense, she has evidence of a ski pole being fitted as there is a approx 6" shallow socket in the hog & approx 2 1/2"ish hole in the very heavily engineered beam across the rear of the cockpit directly above the socket in the hog. I am sure Denis Holmes name was mentioned when I bought the boat.

This is the first time I have heard this from you parug other than your earlier post on this thread so am a little confused, I did PM you on 3/9/10 but didn't hear back?

Would love to know more & I thank you for taking the time to reply today.
I did get back to you than,must have got lost between Canada and England
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:49 PM   #22
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Dennis Holmes 17' had a very bent hand rail just beside the observers seat where Lance used to hang on. As I remember Lance was a big lad.
Would these holes match up? Seem about right to me.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:04 PM   #23
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Pictures in the gallery seem to confirm the boat as being from the Holmes stable. See no 83 which is the larger 20' Condor showing exactly the same livery. Sundance also appears to have the same colour scheme & also has the shortened spray rails the same as mine.
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Old 25-02-2021, 05:11 PM   #24
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Finally found a little more info

She is being worked on again (see Dan Lee Boatbuilding or his website) & since last posting it has been confirmed as Dennis Holmes boat.

At the last London Boat Show I was speaking with a ski racing crowd that came on the CMBA stand & they identified her instantly as Dennis's boat & she was called Pisces, pictures were promised but were not forthcoming unfortunately. So now I finally knew her name but not much more.

Yesterday Dan spoke at length to Neil Holmes who confirmed her as being built in 1971 for the '72 season. Raced from 1972 - 1980 (approx) in national ski racing and club level powerboat series, never raced offshore.

Anymore info gratefully recieived!!
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Old 26-02-2021, 08:13 PM   #25
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Hi, if you get I touch with me with your contact details, I know John Stapley well, I will pass on your details on for him to contact you.
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Old 06-03-2021, 06:49 PM   #26
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Hi, if you get I touch with me with your contact details, I know John Stapley well, I will pass on your details on for him to contact you.
Kind regards, mk
Hi Mark

My name is Geoff Allchorn, 07803 018353, geoffallchorn@gmail.com.

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