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Old 28-07-2005, 08:17 PM   #1
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shakespeare

ive seen some shakespeare ribs about.. are they actually shakespeare. Ive heard shakespeare are moulding for revenger now. Do they still produce theyre own boats?? anyone got any contact details for em??

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Old 29-07-2005, 12:29 PM   #2
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Shakespeare mold their own hulls (620 and 520) and these are tubed by a variety of people (Henshaws, Olmec, Tilley) and then sold by various people under different names. If you look on Ribnet here, you'll see what I mean.

http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=10688

Seawolf and Breeze.....?

Steve will even sell you a hull direct....

Yes, they mold Revenger hulls/consoles/seats. Yes, they still build the occasional "hard boat". The "sportsfisher" is a lotta fun with a 225 on it.
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I'll chuck some in the motor tomorrow .... you about over the weekend, nobba?
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I'll chuck some in the motor tomorrow .... you about over the weekend, nobba?
cheers nobba! yea most of saturday and a bit on sunday
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shakspeare again

anyone know what a shakespeare 960 is like, looks like, went like. I cant find sod all on em??
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How's your Norwegian?

http://www.shakespeareboats.no/Norsk/960.php


Try ringing Shakespeare and speaking to either Francis or Steve...I'm fairly sure they still have the mould....
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Try ringing Shakespeare and speaking to either Francis or Steve...I'm fairly sure they still have the mould....

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Re: shakspeare again

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anyone know what a shakespeare 960 is like, looks like, went like. I cant find sod all on em??
Lorne Campbel design, stepped hull, very nice build quality/fitout.

were aimed I think at the smaller Sunseeker market.

run a bit funny, rather 'nose down'.

forum member 'ya cuzens cuzen' had a very nice example with twin 220 mercruiser diesels a few years back.

only trouble is, as with all sterndrive boats that big, that generally live in the water, a few years of the drives 'fizzing' away, and a couple of dozen coats of antifoul, and they don't look quite so appealing.

Andy (ya cuzens cuzen) dry berthed his, so he was able to keep it 'like a new pin'.
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If ya go to Hartlebury train station...walk down the Brum-bound platform and peek over the fence...the large mould in the corner is the hull mould...

Steve also has the figures to turn it into a rib with large tanks to run a pair/triplet of 250 o/b's.... G'wan...you know you want to...
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Is that a personnel carrier, or full on bigun with guns n all?

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A cupola and ring gun mount are the minimum I require on any of my toys.... you never can be too careful these days....
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If ya go to Hartlebury train station...walk down the Brum-bound platform and peek over the fence...the large mould in the corner is the hull mould...

Steve also has the figures to turn it into a rib with large tanks to run a pair/triplet of 250 o/b's.... G'wan...you know you want to...
its a firkin big boat init!! i was thinking rib as the original aint really a carmen electra from outside, spoke to steve and sounds like it could be a bargain!! all i need is a boatbuilders opinion and td to answer his pm
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Just to add to what JF said, the results of a few test reports:

Shakespeare 960 (T 270 bhp) 47-49 est MBM 4/93
" " " 53 Raceboat 2/93
" " (T 280 shp) 55 est Sports Boat 12/96
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The 960 we had was a realy nice boat it would just touch 50 mph realy nice moulding and realy strong it allways felt as if we were going down hill the red boat in the picture was owned by a guy who kept it on the hamble nice chap had 2x 350 mags in it only major complaint with our boat was it had strange handling in a following sea
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thanks cuz thats the sorta info im lookin for... most stepped hulls are less responsive to large amount of trim arent they!! not sure i think it may be a bit big for what im after but im open to suggestions...i know the 650 was a strong boat with strong handling and i can only judge other shakespeares on that without knowledge like urs

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I really like the 650 (early 90's model)
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theirs an 830 with 2x 300 hp 350s fer sale in the boat yard on the swanage side by the chain ferry at poole theve bin trying to sell it for a long time now nice and modern in design
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That's the 'victory marine' design innit?
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I always preffered These Shakespeares .....the timless styling never seems to date them
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