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Old 06-11-2005, 07:46 PM   #21
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I wish I had never started this thread!! I blame Londis, 2 bottles of Oxford Landing for £6.99!
Classic! i thought that but didnt want to say!!
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Old 06-11-2005, 09:26 PM   #25
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Ere, I think codprawn has splashed you. Dirty bugger
http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread....4&page=2&pp=10

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Old 07-11-2005, 11:19 AM   #26
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I thought the moulds for the Boss 21 were laid up at De-Graaf trailers? Who has got the moulds for the 18ft version?
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Old 07-11-2005, 02:24 PM   #27
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I thought the moulds for the Boss 21 were laid up at De-Graaf trailers? Who has got the moulds for the 18ft version?
Dunno about the earlier ones, they may well have been made at Arthurs place in Cobham (he's moved now) but the later Boss's were laminated at Walton Bridge (Shepperton) by Dave Prior, I believe the dispute over money, was with him. I also assume he had both the 18 & 21 moulds there at Bridge Marine.

An old mate of mine, Kevin Jones, raced the 18 in OCR 'Quinn Electrical'.
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Dunno about the earlier ones, they may well have been made at Arthurs place in Cobham (he's moved now) but the later Boss's were laminated at Walton Bridge (Shepperton) by Dave Prior, I believe the dispute over money, was with him. I also assume he had both the 18 & 21 moulds there at Bridge Marine.

An old mate of mine, Kevin Jones, raced the 18 in OCR 'Quinn Electrical'.
I was sure I had seen them at Arthurs when I picked up my trailer for the P18 in 2000.

I remember the Quinn Electrical 18, I think they got a 3rd at Guernsey which was a good result considering the opposition at the time. Why did they pack up?
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Old 07-11-2005, 02:41 PM   #29
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Could be right, but i'd be surprised if he had them, as the dispute was with David Prior.

Dunno, haven't seen Kev in years, we used to play motorbikes together a million years ago, he seemed to pop into powerboating, and pop out again pretty quickly, I also remember talking to him in Guernsey in about '91, haven't seen much of him since.
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I spoke to Arthur yesterday and mentioned that I'd heard Nik was building the boss again, after a long laugh he told me that there aren't any moulds, but Nik does have access to the original plug, although what the condition of it would be like after 18 years is anyones guess.

He also said that in a field behind his trailer emporium is the 18 Boss plug!
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He also said that in a field behind his trailer emporium is the 18 Boss plug!
Oh, I always assumed it was a 'planted off' 21.
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bizarre to think theres no moulds, but 2 piles of mdf have survived since 'wham 'packed up!
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I go look inthe morning, see if they're still at Daves place.
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now why am i not surprised!
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Old 10-11-2005, 12:37 AM   #35
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cheeky fkkr! I've just landed after 4 miserable days in EuroDismal floggin me little heart out!
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Re: Re: Re: Re: New Boat..ish

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I was always the polite member of the team, hate to think how Alan would have worded it, but then you have been desperately trying to get a reaction for a while so you can't really complain!

I'm not that keen on Phantoms either, much prefer Rings for obvious reasons, but to suggest that a Boss ( ) is better in any way is pretty lame, but then I seem to remember that you rated the Chaudron pretty high, so I'll just have to accept that your a bit of a knob!!!
You prefer "Rings" owned 1 for 2 weeks (2 weeks 2 long) worst
chine riding boat ever made, probably why Mike builds ribs now.
As for calling Ciao a "knob", how many boats have raced seriously and over what time period, I doubt no where near as many as he has. Anyway knobs are useful, if you are a boat builder lets see what you have got, or more to the point how many you sell (are they any good?) How do you rate the Chaudron? have you seen one? been in one? & if so how does it handle? & in your opinion as a boat builder what is the build quality like?

Prefer Rings to Phantoms! says it all

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You prefer "Rings" owned 1 for 2 weeks (2 weeks 2 long) worst chine riding boat ever made, probably why Mike builds ribs now.
All very interesting, havenít experienced that problem myself. A few more details might help identify the cause of the problem, what model, motor, set up, was it new or síh, etc etc.

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how many boats have raced seriously and over what time period, I doubt no where near as many as he has.
Would never dispute his past success in his racing career, itís where I first met him in 86 when I was racing a 4 litre Phantom, (never got it to go as well as Taboo did in your expert hands) and then again in the mid 90ís racing one of my own.

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if you are a boat builder lets see what you have got, or more to the point how many you sell (are they any good?)
Yeh, I have the (mis)fortune to be a boatbuilder, building Extremeís between 21 & 26 foot. Do a search on the forum if you really are interested. As for them being any good, all down to personal opinion I guess, although it sounds like you wouldnít appreciate them! As for quantity, I average about 4 a year, although the Honda boats pushed that up to 12 in 99. Canít see why you think that high production means quality though, Bayliner build in excess of 30,000 pa.


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How do you rate the Chaudron? have you seen one? been in one? & if so how does it handle? & in your opinion as a boat builder what is the build quality like?

As I said in a previous post, Iím not that keen on Phantoms, so It goes without saying that I wouldnít like a splash either! Iíve seen a few of them, Taboo and Richard Hills 25 in Poole, as well as the lovely 33 race boat at Cowes. Never been in one, and have no desire to either. Donít agree with the ethics of stealing someone elseís design, especially when you then arenít man enough to admit it!
I imagine they handle pretty well, as the Phantom is an excellent boat, and as for the build quality, Iím not really in a position to question it, although the red 25 at Poole seems well built, the upholstery seems to be of reasonable quality, but the fit out doesnít look that good. The 33 at Cowes was abysmal, looked like it was made from corrugated fibreglass, which just goes to show that taking a mould of someone elseís product gives you an alright kind of finish, but when you try to stretch it, the faults and the inability of the builder will always show through! Mind you, if they had any talent they wouldnít have to have had to steal the design in the first place I suppose!




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Prefer Rings to Phantoms! says it all

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