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Old 18-02-2009, 10:44 AM   #1
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Limit Up 78 & YellowDrama III

Got round to scan these old Pictures of Limit Up 78 & YellowDrama III
I must of been around 9 10 years old 1978 79. It looks to me that Yellow Drama won the CTC

Good shot of the Big old girl out of the water at the start, I think it was the lap before heading out to Torquay.

Theres another classic racer that was turned into a pleasure craft in red behind the Cat.
Also a classic Chrysler motor that most speed boats had, including my fathers Boffins Coffin, the pictures were taken on board Boffins Coffin.
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Old 18-02-2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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Red racer

Pic attached of red racer in background.

Alto Volante.
Owner - Earl of Normanton.
Raced 74,75 & 76.
Built - Groves & Gutteridge.
Designed - R.Levi
39ft, 2 x Ford Sabres,500hp.

I have some pics of Boffin`s Coffin upside down on the Port Hamble hoist ,with Keith Horseman in his underpants scrabbling about over the keel,after it had been towed back from a race.1969.
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Old 18-02-2009, 02:09 PM   #3
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Nice boat! I thought it raced, i had flashbacks of it racing at one time early in my youth at 5/6 years old!

Just shows how these beautiful craft put an impression on you for the rest of your life.

I'd love to see more pictures of Boffins Coffin. I have only ever seen one B&W photo of it racing towards France and the one on here!

It ended up been painted many time during the time my father owned it! Heres one of them around 77 78. How didnt water up the top of Hamble river! there used to be so many skiers there. The other picture is it being launched down from the Jolly sailor.
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Old 18-02-2009, 07:17 PM   #4
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Boffin`s Coffin pics

Solent 70 (1969).That really is a boat and a half.Love the topside flare.
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Nice boat! I thought it raced, i had flashbacks of it racing at one time early in my youth at 5/6 years old!

Just shows how these beautiful craft put an impression on you for the rest of your life.

I'd love to see more pictures of Boffins Coffin. I have only ever seen one B&W photo of it racing towards France and the one on here!

It ended up been painted many time during the time my father owned it! Heres one of them around 77 78. How didnt water up the top of Hamble river! there used to be so many skiers there. The other picture is it being launched down from the Jolly sailor.
can anyone name the hattress in the background of your 2nd pic moored at moodys
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Fantastic Pictures of BC, You know all this time has gone by not knowing some thing the history of it. I knew it was something special when we would get caught out in force 7 to 9 condition and it just cut throw the waves like a knife. Even as a kid i knew i was safe in that boat.
After my father purchased it with the hole it was repaired very professional by my father and his engineers with me doing alot of rubbing down too and then up untill he sold her around 1990 it gave us all a such a great time and moments.

The worst thing was that my stupid father sold it with out us knowing.

If anyone else has anymore pictures i'd love to see them.

PS Great Ass shot. Looks like a nappy Lol
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Old 18-02-2009, 10:38 PM   #7
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Oh sorry! Thank you Flying Fish.

PS what race was it in when it got damaged?
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Old 19-02-2009, 12:21 PM   #8
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Ford Persuader

And heres a scanned photo of Ford Persuader.
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Boffin's Coffin pics

pic from 1965
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Old 19-02-2009, 02:28 PM   #10
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BC damage

As mentioned in post 4 - Solent 70 (1969).I forgot about `Parugs` pic.Looks even more evil in that shot.
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Wow! Thats great too! thats a great photo of it and its the same kind of picture i new of when my father purchased it. his photo is probably trashed on it was taken side on this one is at a great angle showing the number 12 as i remember it as.
How very sad not knowing of its where abouts now. This goes out to my father he sold it with my motorcross bike i had purchased for myself so not to damage my trials bike doing trails for the weekend. so he owes me for that too. just had a flashback of a price he sold for £1100. He didnt need the money.
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As mentioned in post 4 - Solent 70 (1969).I forgot about `Parugs` pic.Looks even more evil in that shot.
Oh OK i was hoping it may of had a history running
the CTC. I guess the solent race was like the Diamond circuit of today! Do you know what damaged the boat?
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pic from 1965
Menacing Photo.

Their Faces must of felt like buffalo skin after a run over to France.
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BC demise

All I can glean is that it opened up aft,which tends to suggest structural failure.From the pic it looks like it`s had an exocet hit.Horeseman was probably driving it like his levi ,which could slice through the conditions better than the fairly dated Glastron,with presumably more horsepower than it`s been used to on the back.
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Old 19-02-2009, 11:27 PM   #15
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shelby,have you by any chance got the original photo of ford persuader i could copy as that was my dads boat in the 77 ctc,cheers
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Yes, Its sat here under the scanner.

You can call me Steve, the Shelby part is used because of other Mustang forums i go on. I can remember that boat sounding nice, did it have Ford V8's 5/6 or 7 litre?
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All I can glean is that it opened up aft,which tends to suggest structural failure.From the pic it looks like it`s had an exocet hit.Horeseman was probably driving it like his levi ,which could slice through the conditions better than the fairly dated Glastron,with presumably more horsepower than it`s been used to on the back.
This was the first picture i found of it in the graham stevens gallery. and now you have posted those pictures of bc damaged, i take it this picture is telling the story of the guys taking a look at the damage now back on the trailer?
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hi steve ford p had sabres in it ,not fast by todays standards but a lovely old boat
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