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Old 08-10-2010, 09:49 AM   #21
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Thats a good shot Graham - I rather preferred the boat WITH its cabin than without !
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:14 PM   #22
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Thats a good shot Graham - I rather preferred the boat WITH its cabin than without !
Yeah! if I make a bleached out copy of the pic,you could add it to your scrapbook of `Eggshell blue boats of the World`.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:39 PM   #24
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Yeah! if I make a bleached out copy of the pic,you could add it to your scrapbook of `Eggshell blue boats of the World`.
You're getting rather cutting with your remarks Mr S !
Not what I would expect for a moderator.
Anyway - if UFO was eggshell blue (Unbleached) in your view, I would get my eyes checked Graham !
Eggshell blue is much paler, as I am sure Ian from Wellow will confirm !
My preference for the cabin goes back to first seeing the boat in TQ in '65 when Merrick was second, not too far behind Brave Moppie & her 2-stroke Detroits ! (See another thread)
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:14 AM   #25
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You're getting rather cutting with your remarks Mr S !
Not what I would expect for a moderator.
Anyway - if UFO was eggshell blue (Unbleached) in your view, I would get my eyes checked Graham !
Eggshell blue is much paler, as I am sure Ian from Wellow will confirm !
My preference for the cabin goes back to first seeing the boat in TQ in '65 when Merrick was second, not too far behind Brave Moppie & her 2-stroke Detroits ! (See another thread)
You poor old devil,all the banter getting too much is it.Ban the moderator is what I say.Fancy the tag,you`d love it.Think of the power?
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:42 PM   #26
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You poor old devil,all the banter getting too much is it.Ban the moderator is what I say.Fancy the tag,you`d love it.Think of the power?
No ! I don't want "power" any more Graham !
I just want to merge into the crowd !
Anyway - who said anything about banning anyone ?
Keep up the good level of banter.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:02 PM   #27
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Keep up the good level of banter.
Bally ten-penny ones dropping in the custard!!

Cabbage crates coming-in over the briney?
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:23 AM   #28
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RAF Banter...

Ok, so Uncle Ian had better explain to the young 'uns again...

RAF WWII pilots had their own coded language that was , rather like rhyming-slang, meant to be unintelligible to others; It could be used amongst themselves on a day-to-day basis, or (more importantly) over the airwaves.

Unnecessary radio conversation was strictly forbidden as it could give-away your position / altitude or other vital information to an enemy , so it may well be that they developed this to confuse the enemy... and their own plotters!

Those of you "of a certain age" will remember this:





And a modern, up-dated take on it by Armstrong and Miller:


http://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/the-new-banter


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Old 11-10-2010, 08:58 PM   #29
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This one's quite good too (including a reference to "Ginger"!)...

Others available to the right...


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Old 13-10-2010, 09:52 AM   #30
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Old 13-10-2010, 10:03 AM   #31
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Very Good Graham !
What year & publication please ?
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Very Good Graham !
What year & publication please ?
Can`t be specific Martin,because all the ads I amassed have been taken from the various mags and stored in a separate file.

I would think it was MB &Y,at around 1970/71,when it was being sold on to Capt F.Barker and renumbered 65 for the 1971 season.
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Old 13-10-2010, 04:21 PM   #33
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Can`t be specific Martin,because all the ads I amassed have been taken from the various mags and stored in a separate file.

I would think it was MB &Y,at around 1970/71,when it was being sold on to Capt F.Barker and renumbered 65 for the 1971 season.
When TP eventually sold on the UFO replacement, Canadian Moppie, I belive that Capt. Barker bought that too, & retained the No.65.
Just a useless piece of info' !
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Looks like she is up for sale.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/28ft-formu...#ht_197wt_1399
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ufo 28

as someone has already sugested ,think its on ebay at the mo
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i work with Norman Barclay's son and he is after as much info on him as possible so if anyone here knew him it would be great if you could help out.
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http://www.powerboatarchive.co.uk/Ma...TAIN%20(2).pdf
page 8 my boat HORATIA towing UFO through the canal,is it a sign i should buy it,what were the original engines ?
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page 8 my boat HORATIA towing UFO through the canal,is it a sign i should buy it,what were the original engines ?
When the Formula 28 first came to the UK in 1965, she was owned by Merrick Lewis, owner of Thunderbird Boats. She was entered in the C-T Race that year as Thunderbird 28 & was powered by twin Ford Petrols of 350hp each.
I think that Tim had twin 450 Ford Petrols, which were uprated to 500's. I believe.
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i work with Norman Barclay's son and he is after as much info on him as possible so if anyone here knew him it would be great if you could help out.
Ask Tim Powell.
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When the Formula 28 first came to the UK in 1965, she was owned by Merrick Lewis, owner of Thunderbird Boats. She was entered in the C-T Race that year as Thunderbird 28 & was powered by twin Ford Petrols of 350hp each.
I think that Tim had twin 450 Ford Petrols, which were uprated to 500's. I believe.
Thanks,both engines running on mine again.
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