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Forum: Historic 19-01-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 186
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Posted By FLYING FISH
Noted,Jon. At least it shows were not...

Noted,Jon.

At least it shows were not completely bonkers.
Forum: Historic 19-01-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 30,887
Posted By FLYING FISH
`And some seeds fell on stoney ground`

`And some seeds fell on stoney ground`
Forum: Historic 18-01-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 30,887
Posted By FLYING FISH
Some cross your lugging round Jon.Dear oh,dear.

Some cross your lugging round Jon.Dear oh,dear.
Forum: Historic 18-01-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 30,887
Posted By FLYING FISH
As you can imagine Simon,I am heartened by the...

As you can imagine Simon,I am heartened by the response to save what could be a really good historic site.

From a practical point of view,all that is needed from my side is to have a Gallery...
Forum: Historic 17-01-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 30,887
Posted By FLYING FISH
It`s so simple it`s breathtaking. What you...

It`s so simple it`s breathtaking.

What you find is,if one has the sort of history amassed that goes back 50yrs,then the chances are you are of an age where you won`t be as computer literate as you...
Forum: Historic 17-01-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 30,887
Posted By FLYING FISH
Some facts to consider.The timing might not be...

Some facts to consider.The timing might not be exact but putting the films up one could almost break up into two parts,before and after it was originally lost,about in 2 year chunks,so for a 2 year...
Forum: Historic 17-01-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 30,887
Posted By FLYING FISH
Hard Hats On!

In light of the recents posts,in which it was only a matter of time coming,here is the true story,and it`s debatable how long it will remain posted before being zapped out.

Over the last 4-5 yrs...
Forum: Historic 06-01-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,037
Posted By FLYING FISH
Thanks for posting Olli.The `Brownie` one is new...

Thanks for posting Olli.The `Brownie` one is new to me.

I was told Tiff Needell chucked all his father`s memorablia in the skip.What was he thinking of!
Forum: General Boating Discussion 05-01-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,679
Posted By FLYING FISH
Short answer is YES to MB & Y,but I will add the...

Short answer is YES to MB & Y,but I will add the following.

Race Instructions NO,and are spasmodic over the years.

All pdf`s have been scanned at 300dpi for better copying quality,although some...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 05-01-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,679
Posted By FLYING FISH
And is answer is...............

And is answer is...............
Forum: General Racing Topics 03-01-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 69,222
Posted By FLYING FISH
Judging by the first para in the PDF,it looks...

Judging by the first para in the PDF,it looks like prizegiving was just prior to the return on the day after the race.
Forum: General Racing Topics 03-01-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 69,222
Posted By FLYING FISH
Can you imagine attempting Lyme Bay as it was in...

Can you imagine attempting Lyme Bay as it was in 2010 in a 21ft boat with 100hp.

I think a lot of boats just started whatever to see how far they could get,and if it was rough,then that was...
Forum: General Racing Topics 03-01-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 69,222
Posted By FLYING FISH
Yep,11hrs time limit at the finish (172nm) ...

Yep,11hrs time limit at the finish (172nm)

198 statue miles ,172 nm (Cowes - Ventnor and back,then on to Torquay,via Skerries Buoy) Competitors will be disqualified if they fail to reach timing...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 03-01-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 896
Posted By FLYING FISH
P1 Penzance On Tv

Motors TV (This week)

18.55 & 23.50 Mon (Note the 18.55 has already been changed from 20.20)

12.10 Tue

14.45 & 16.55 Wed

22.30 Thur
Forum: General Racing Topics 03-01-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 69,222
Posted By FLYING FISH
Something to mull over Martin. According to...

Something to mull over Martin.

According to the 1965 CT Programme the time limit at Torquay was 21.00hrs! (10.00 start).

Now I know the slower boats were much slower than Gee for example,and I...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 03-01-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By FLYING FISH
Don`t forget the Bus Pass too.Could always go on...

Don`t forget the Bus Pass too.Could always go on `Mastermind`,answering questions on the `Golden Age of Offshore Powerboat Racing`.that would almost certainly drag a few Boatmad hecklers in through...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 03-01-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By FLYING FISH
That`s right,make Mr.Brooker and me feel old....

That`s right,make Mr.Brooker and me feel old. (same age as it happens)

That was one of Jimbo`s favourite pastimes,rebuilding alloy sponsons.He became an expert on tin boats, and his services...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-01-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By FLYING FISH
Goldrush Flip Journo

I read in one of the Motoring Mags that Christopher Hilton (the well known Motor Racing journalist,who was with Gerv when the cat flipped),died suddenly about a month ago.
Forum: General Racing Topics 31-12-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 69,222
Posted By FLYING FISH
Looking at your comment again Mike,in 1964 Dick...

Looking at your comment again Mike,in 1964 Dick Bertram in Lucky Moppie did a similar thing at the Torquay finish and had to return correctly.Presumably Cinzano didn`t,so in theory should have been...
Forum: General Racing Topics 31-12-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 69,222
Posted By FLYING FISH
Oh,apologises,you just have!

Oh,apologises,you just have!
Forum: General Racing Topics 31-12-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 69,222
Posted By FLYING FISH
What you say Mike is quite correct,but I think at...

What you say Mike is quite correct,but I think at the end of the day the sums weren`t done to cater for a worst case scenario,and now a small problem becomes a big one when analysed.If the powers...
Forum: General Racing Topics 30-12-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 69,222
Posted By FLYING FISH
All this business of numbers of marshal/safety...

All this business of numbers of marshal/safety boats and time spent out on patrol has always had me wondering just where are they these days.I would be intrigued to know just where,and how many a...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 29-12-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,054
Posted By FLYING FISH
So a rare visit from the U.S. I take it the...

So a rare visit from the U.S.

I take it the first one was where you took a shine to my pic of Jessie James in the Atlantic City Worlds in 1989 in the Boatmad Gallery for your U.S. Avatar.I`m...
Forum: General Racing Topics 29-12-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 69,222
Posted By FLYING FISH
Just shows the progress made in design.When Gee...

Just shows the progress made in design.When Gee and Gipsy Girl were built they were considered the state of the art rough weather machines.Could bash through anything,yet even in the rough 1971 race...
Forum: General Racing Topics 29-12-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 69,222
Posted By FLYING FISH
Sounds like wev`e arrived at a point where the...

Sounds like wev`e arrived at a point where the performance envelope is being pushed to extremes (25 mph to 90+mph) depending on weather conditions,and todays organization is being pushed to the limit...
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