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Old 28-01-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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What the hell is this??!!

Spotted this wierd looking craft on ebay... Any idea what it is, and if the history is true? I have no intention of buying it, or any other boat by the way!

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Old 28-01-2010, 10:05 PM   #2
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I first thought it was a Blagg but on closer inpection I reckon its a Cirrius
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Old 28-01-2010, 10:08 PM   #3
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Interesting, know anything about them? I'm just interested cos I've never really seen anything like it, looks like it'd flip instantly if you attempted a corner!

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Old 28-01-2010, 10:09 PM   #4
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Its a cirrus stiletto, i had one with a mod v.p. on it when i was your age,it was lethal
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Old 28-01-2010, 10:15 PM   #5
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1988 a lorne cambell creation,DONT BUY IT james,you got your hands full.
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When I see it a few days ago, I thought it screemed of LC
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Old 29-01-2010, 10:49 AM   #7
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Ciros Stiletto

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Interesting, know anything about them? I'm just interested cos I've never really seen anything like it, looks like it'd flip instantly if you attempted a corner!

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Hi James,
The boat in the picture is a Cirrus Stiletto Mk2 which differed from the Mk1 by making the side sponsins about 6" deeper with a view to trying to make the boat more stable, which i think totally fecked up the original concept.I had a mk1 hull & deck moulding purchased circa 1980/81 from a guy called John Moore creator of the original design. I marinised a group 2 RS3100 essex V6 with triple downdraft carburetors which i then mated to a volvo race sterndrive with a very low centre of gravity & around 280HP the boat performed extremely well.During the build i became quite friendly with the Moore family & they asked me to take part in their sales promotion video which i still have so if anybody knows how to transfer betamax to something we could view on here that would be great. Also back then i used to trail the boat to the south of france & delight in baiting the french & italians in a little boat that could punch way above it's weight.Only sold the boat about 5yrs ago.

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I marinised a group 2 RS3100 essex V6 with triple downdraft carburetors which i then mated to a volvo race sterndrive with a very low centre of gravity & around 280HP
Now that sounds like fun, you sure do conjure up some great creations

Remember their was a Cirrus Stiletto knocking around Poole years back but their were more Blagg's about and I'm sure I seem to recall a ribbed Blagg version at my local boatyard, reminds me of a small version of this ...

http://www.icemarine.com/spec/35rib_spec.htm

that has also pretty much disappeared and I don't think many were produced
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looks very stapely
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Old 21-12-2015, 11:44 PM   #11
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this is my cirrus stiletto

bmw decals and a heavy 200hp ocean runner
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ive owned two blaggs one with a 115 yamaha and one with a 150 merc great boats very strong and corner out of this world
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I had the Cirrus Stiletto in Poole years ago. Black with stripe and a Merc outboard. Used to keep it at Poole boat park and take it out in the evenings with my brother.
Fantastic cornering boat. It was the mark 1 hull that they extended the sponsons on before using it to make the mark 2.
Seem to remember buying it From John Moore at a farm over Whitchurch way?

I was out one evening in it ,my brother had just come off the ski and I was picking him up when a microlight flew overhead. For some reason we both looked up in time to see the microlights prop come off and rip through the canopy.
The engine was screaming and part of the aeroplane started falling towards us including the still spinning prop which struck the water a few yard away.
The pilot managed to crash on the beech under the cliffs so we shot over to him to see if he was ok. He climbed out of the wreckage stood up and started shouting to us........................."Did you get my propeller!"
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How that Cirrus Stilleto design was born in Southwold.

Well actually Chaps!.
The designer was Charles Rogers, my former fellow director in Diamond Marine Engineering.Ltd
Not all Tricuspid designs are by Lorne Campbell. The original cold molded timber boat was built in a small shed in Southwold, Suffolk. And was lost hitting a floating object offshore at high speed while testing.
So back to the shed somewhat damp to make another, which unlike the earlier castles in Monty Python's Holy Grail didn't sink. So by this time the financier of the project a Mr Moore, was invested more heavily in it than he appeared to want to be, so we showed the second cold molded boat at the East Coast Boat Show in Fox's marina Ipswich, that I was, at that time the Chief Engineer of. And demonstrated it to a very good reception indeed. We actually wanted to build a 36 foot boat ourselves for the class one offshore effort, of hopefully Ted Toleman. And to use the little Stilleto as a hull proving and testing platform and showed it to Gary Toleman RIP. Who thought it was fab and his father who unhappily for us, had decided cats where the only way to go and had very much put his money where his mouth was with Cougar, effectively asked me. When I asked if the twins could have a class one size version, as to weather I wanted to go and enjoy sex and travel, so I did.
As my Uncle Robin had just moved his business making aircraft floats and wheel fairings and windsurfer hulls from Key West, to St Thomas USVI.
Anyhoo! to cut a long story short, we finally made one, never raced it officially sadly. it became a King of a middle east nation, that shall remain name less's family boat. He used her to blast past the Cigarettes and myriad of other fast vessels in his vicinity.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...20000..&type=3
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