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Old 21-02-2006, 09:32 PM   #1
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Aronow 32 legacy

Does anybody have an idea as to why this Aronow 32 legacy is for sale such a long time ?
It seems that there are not much of these around?
Who can tell me something about this boat?
Its located in Poole ,and its for sale at any boat broker.

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Old 21-02-2006, 09:42 PM   #2
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I was bought new by a guy called Malcolm Cole, and had the original 502 carb'd big blocks when they fist came out. He blew a few drives, and did some work on the motors (claiming an improvement) but don't really know how well it went.
He founded the company now owned by Simon Wood-Power (Penpromo on boatmad) who fabricate all manor of fancy bespoke Stainless & Ali marine components and fuel and water tanks.

He sold his company, retired, and moved to France I think, dunno who owns the boat now.
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Old 21-02-2006, 09:52 PM   #3
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They said these are built like an apache,strong and a full massive laminate structure,is this true?
The 502,s are those gen5,s or bowtie 502,s ?
What happened with the company?
After Don,s death they still made boats for some years ,I,m curieus why they stopped .

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Old 21-02-2006, 10:12 PM   #4
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To be honest, I don't know if the carb 502's were bowtie, the HP465 of the same year was, but I've no experience of the fairly rare 502 carb.

Dunno what happened to Aronow Powerboats, I thought it was continued after Aronow's death by his wife and son, but could be wrong.

One of the American members here would be a far better choice for these answers.
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Old 21-02-2006, 10:15 PM   #5
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Jon Fuller
[B]I was bought new by a guy called Malcolm Cole,

really,how much did you cost jf,did he keep the reciept??
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Old 21-02-2006, 10:17 PM   #6
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I thought the moulds were bought by Magic, and were being built in Lake Havasu.
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Old 21-02-2006, 10:20 PM   #7
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by michaelcaine
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I was bought new by a guy called Malcolm Cole,

really,how much did you cost jf,did he keep the reciept??
OMG! if only you knew!

A genuine Typo error, honest. It should'a read 'It was bought new by a guy called Malcolm Cole'.
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Old 21-02-2006, 10:56 PM   #8
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You were right Tony,their exactly the same.
They said they use Don Aronows molds.

Your cat ,what sort propellors are you using?
and what diameter /pitch?
And inward or outward turning?
Are you having water pressure problems too?
After installing thru sponson pick ups with check valves ,and running them to the exhaust adapter plate I,m still having low water press.
Barely 3-4 psi at full throttle.
I,m using the 2 hole CLE,s , I just bought a set 4 hole CLE,s I,m hoping to see more pressure.

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Old 21-02-2006, 11:04 PM   #9
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I've got an old Hot Boat test on them....

my spectre runs 14.5"x 30" lab cleavers, turning out! no water problems whatsoever, best speed so far was a nats over 90.

next job is to change mid sections for offshores, and replace cmc lifters with solids!
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Old 21-02-2006, 11:09 PM   #10
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I considered a bernico 26, saw the plug being made, and liked it alot, but the Spectre came up at the right time, at the right price, so i had to have it.

Quite fancy an AMT 30 next though!
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Old 21-02-2006, 11:35 PM   #11
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Oh yeah ,the AMT 30 is beautiful,I saw 1 for real at Intensemarine FL with 2x 300x its not one of the lightest cats,but built strong,and good for the rough.
My Bernico is also built light,it weight 700 kilo,s bare.
I like to have a 28 skater pleasure ,as my next fast boat.
BTW I,m turning inward,and it seems to have a better topspeed
and less porpoise ,when she ,s trying to accelerate trough the enough/not enough air lift zone.
I know its more tricky than outward,but I will switch them again just to see what happens .

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Old 22-02-2006, 01:11 AM   #12
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To be honest, I don't know if the carb 502's were bowtie, the HP465 of the same year was, but I've no experience of the fairly rare 502 carb.

Supposedly, the last HP500 carb engine ever built is in DGS's HTM.
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Old 22-02-2006, 06:39 PM   #13
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Talking of Malcolm Cole was it his yard on the Nuffield Ind. Est. if so purchased an ali tank from them a long time ago....but there was a specially built ali 40ish ft race boat sat in the yard for years did it ever race? more to the point did it ever float?
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Talking of Malcolm Cole was it his yard on the Nuffield Ind. Est. if so purchased an ali tank from them a long time ago....but there was a specially built ali 40ish ft race boat sat in the yard for years did it ever race? more to the point did it ever float?
That boat 'Private Entry', owned I think by Ray Macenhill, and built by Malcolm, now belongs to Tony Hamilton. He's gonna race it in P1 under his usual name 'Dog Gone'. It's at his yard in Cowes.
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Thank you JF, past it loads over, what seemed years, always used to think, who would go to the expense of building an ali boat like that and then never use it, so great to know I may well see it race at Cowes this year, looks like there will be a few british boats to cheer on
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It's got loads of trick titanium bits on it as well - Tony reckons it was only raced a few times with success and then put into storage - he's got the Lambos for it as well - 2 with 2 spare!
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Was this the hull that had twin cosworths or something similar and was just about the loudest thing this side of Cape Canaveral??
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The Ray McEnhill boat with the Cosworths was called 'Unlimited Energy'. It is now 'Mr Noisy'.

'Private Entry' now 'Dog Gone' was powered by Bonner motors I believe.
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