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Old 28-11-2005, 07:40 PM   #1
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What's this? It looks awesome!

Is there anyone who can tell me more about this boat? It's build in the sixties and equiped with 4 engines. There's only one boat build.
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Old 28-11-2005, 07:41 PM   #2
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Old 28-11-2005, 08:04 PM   #3
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The lines look "Classic" Levi
If you like the look of this try to locate a copy of a book called "Dhows to Deltas" covered most of Sonny Levi design concepts but been out of print for some time
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Old 28-11-2005, 08:09 PM   #4
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Looking for info about this boat I also came across the name Sonny Levi. Also saw a Surfury website. A different boat but has the same style as this boat.
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Old 28-11-2005, 08:36 PM   #5
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Found this Web site :

http://www.surfury.co.uk/design.htm

Apparently it didn't work so well
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Old 28-11-2005, 08:38 PM   #6
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Hello Frenchphil, I've seen that website as well but that boat is definitely a different boat.

Hello BluFin, I'm going to try to find that book!
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Old 28-11-2005, 08:47 PM   #7
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Thsi is getting there :

http://albaco.net/tornado/inpg03.html
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Nice boats but not that specific boat

I'm trying to find that book. It's probable a collectors item. Saw it on www.amazon.com for $ 840,-

Just a bit to expensive unfortunatly.

But I want that book!!!!
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Old 28-11-2005, 09:15 PM   #9
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They do pop up on ebay but it's rare, I lent my copy to somebody in 78 still fe***n wating for it to be returned othererwise I'd PDF the sucker
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Old 28-11-2005, 11:01 PM   #10
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I do happen to have a copy of that book in me room!!
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Old 28-11-2005, 11:02 PM   #11
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The lines look "Classic" Levi
If you like the look of this try to locate a copy of a book called "Dhows to Deltas" covered most of Sonny Levi design concepts but been out of print for some time
My dads got a copy of the book. I will see if i can borrow and scan it.
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Old 29-11-2005, 12:05 AM   #12
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Steve has a copy (Baker)
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So has Fabio Forsyth!
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Old 29-11-2005, 12:13 AM   #14
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So has Fabio Forsyth!



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Old 29-11-2005, 12:13 AM   #15
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So has Fabio Forsyth!
You distract him, and I'll nick it!
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Old 29-11-2005, 12:14 AM   #16
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he's a fella that used to work-(ish) for tony
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Old 29-11-2005, 12:18 AM   #17
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You distract him, and I'll nick it!
Shall i go round and 'keep him' for a shortwhile?
I reckon you & TDF could do a ram raid & said person wouldnt notice
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Old 29-11-2005, 06:46 AM   #18
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If somebody can scan it and place it here, that would be great!
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Old 29-11-2005, 06:46 AM   #19
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What can you say........... Boatmad...ers have come thtough again.

I'll love a pirate pdf too
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Old 29-11-2005, 09:16 AM   #20
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Thsi is getting there :

http://albaco.net/tornado/inpg03.html
One of my earliest powerboat memories was meeting Vincenzo Balestrieri. I was very young at the time (8 or 9) and my parents had a ex race Sonny Levi Corsair. We were moored at Poole Quay when the International race was on and I remember Vincenzo Balestrieri taking a lot of time to talk to us!

I was mad keen on race boats anyway - but that really sealed it!

Seem to think he had a two boat team with him, Black Tornado and a newer Cigarette hull (yelloy) that is not shown on the website. Will have to look at my mother's photo albums when I next visit!
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