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Old 07-11-2009, 02:07 PM   #1
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Motorboat Museum in Basildon

This does not look good.
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:38 PM   #2
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When councillors use words like "sustainable", you can rest assured that the museum is doomed. What a shame.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:13 PM   #3
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As soon as i saw 'green themed' i knew it wasnt going to be good news
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What boats are in there? It'd be such a shame to see the loss of the display, I wonder what will happen to them?

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What boats are in there? It'd be such a shame to see the loss of the display, I wonder what will happen to them?

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Levi design 'Surfury' and Souters 'Apache' for starters !!
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What boats are in there? It'd be such a shame to see the loss of the display, I wonder what will happen to them?

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Date Name of boat Type of boat
1873 Cygnet Thornycroft steam boat (earliest boat in collection)
1909 Defender II Burgoine - Displacement racing hull
1920s Charlotte Morgan Giles - Wooden pinnace (Yacht tender)
1920s Thames launch Thames pleasure launch
1920s Wildfowl Wooden gun punt with kitchen reverse gear
1927 Blue Gannet J. Mayfield - Wooden racing hydroplane
1928 Ian II H.W. Bryant -Wooden racing hydroplane
1928 Little Bela Stepped wooden hydroplane
1929 Bullet II W. Fair - Wooden racing hydroplane
1930 Basileus Primmer & Snook – Wooden racing hydroplane
1930s Berylla II Spreckles contender – aluminium race boat
1930s Jill II Unrestored wooden racing hydroplane
1934 Cygnet II Andrews Slipper Stern – complete with Morris Vedette engine
1949 Antelope Jacoby – Wooden racing hydroplane
1950s Raybuck Warwick productions – Aluminium electric launch
1950s H.E. Hal Kelly – racing hydroplane
1950s The Boiler Maker Racing Skiff
1950s Sabre craft Sabre craft – Wooden speed boat
1953 Rooster Albatross Marine – 3 point aluminium prop rider
1955 Granta Canoe boat Complete with Peter Pan sideboard outboard motor
1957 Standfast Simmonds – Aluminium sports boat
1957 Fenn & Wood Fenn & Wood – Sportsman wooden sportsboat
1960s Simpleton two Simpleton two – wooden pram dinghy
1960s Sonia Dowty turbocraft
1960s Albatross Albatross marine – Aluminium sports boat
1960s Thunderbolt Wright –Delta aluminium sportsboat
1960s Trident Levi design – Offshore powerboat
1960s The Wasp Experimental 4 point racing hydroplane (Philip Rolla)
1961 Power Ski’s Bond Motors – Stand on ski’s
1963 Fairey Huntress From Russia With Love boat
1964 El Zanco Chris Craft – Holiday sports boat
1965 Lynn II Fenn & Wood – Wooden boat
1965 Surfury Levi design – Offshore powerboat
1968 Wasp Riva Ariston – Motorboat
1969 Apache Souter – Wooden monohull offshore powerboat
1969 Bluebird Jetstar Bluebird marine – Jet boat
1970s Nympho Tremlett – Wooden speed boat
1970s Plenderleith John Plenderleith – Wooden sportsboat
1978 Cosworth Cosworth Hodges – Formula 1 race boat
1982 Miss Britian IV Ford/Sabre diesel 3 pointer
1984 Nordica Seebold – Formula 1 raceboat
1985 181- Applebee Cabover hydroplane
1987 Splashzone Powell – Vector 351 jet engine prototype
1988 Dell Bouy Ray Stapley – Class 3B Offshore
1989 M31 Unipart Lambs Class 2 Offshore Catamaran
1995 Noone Hydroplane OSY inshore circuit racer
1990s Pure Panic Ray Stapley Class 3C catamaran (alongside this boat is archives relating to Stapley Marine (Trophy’s, Photo’s, Plaque’s, Books etc)
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Some class boats there,wondered where UNIPART went to
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Wow! Why haven't I been there before?!!

Oh yeah, the cost of getting off Guernsey!
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here ya go.

I'd like to own the Romani flat six blown counter rotating outboard
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:27 PM   #10
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Where now?

You could always bulldoze Drivers,put down a decent apron and add to the existing historics down there.
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I think an ideal opportunity was missed 2 nights ago
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I'm not at all surprised really. I don't know why but the Museum is not at the forefront of many performance boater's minds. Part of that reason may be it's location. I have been an offshore racing fan since I was about 10 years old, yet have only been to the museum once. I am ill-informed as to why the museum is located there - if it's days are numbered an ideal location could be as an annexe to the National Motor Museum near Beaulieu. If the money was available to ship everything there it would surely guarantee the survival of most if not all of the boats. Just a thought!.............
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..And a very good one, Nige...

What happens to Surfury is of particular concern to me.
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I'd like to own the Romani flat six blown counter rotating outboard
Wow, what a wonderful piece of engineering design, I wonder how well it performed.
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This does not look good.
What is the matter with these idiots that run local councils. How many visitors do they think they are going to get to a green museum.

What a load of B-L--CKS.

I pity the poor local school kids that will be made to have a boring day visiting the new GREEN museum.

Unipart and Apache look fab.
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wat tyler

my local ski club new green museum has opened i have not seen any news about the motor boat museum about to close . but i will get some info on this for later in the week . this would be a shame this whole facility is free and as the list above says it is very interesting
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We went this year i was surprised to see a good variety of kit.there are lots of old outboards,inboards etc.really interesting musuem,and free,i am sad to hear on here it may close,where can i found out more,is it to late for a petition.The people there were great it was very refreshing in this day and age to come across such a great experience.CW.
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Hope these have been of interest,if this collection gets broken up it will be a terrible shame.The site is a little awkward to find,Its in Watt tyler Park.the site itself is worth a visit its an old gunpowder factory,there is a lot for the kids to do,nature trails and a long narrow gauge railway.The local model boat club has its own ponds next to the musuem.The whole site works very well why would they want to ruin it.
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