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I feel the need........................for some beautiful machinery. I´m sure many of these pics come from Graham´s library. First, the Planatec 40. Shame it didn´t perform as good as it looked. These are not in chronological order (Marco!) NOt sure how many were actually built - 3?
 

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I feel the need........................for some beautiful machinery. . First, the Planatec 40. Shame it didn´t perform as good as it looked. QUOTE]

Don't tell Tony,OOD
 
My favourite Shead hull ever............the last pic is of another identical hull which I never knew existed until recently thanks to Black Tornado (Marco) - raced in Italy with a Castoldi jet!
 

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The castoldi was very fast and incredibly good handling UNTIL she hit rough water, the moment she took off she stopped dead as no water no drive !! She did win a race, but was flat calm...............
 
CUV corner.....
 

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More CUV´s.

There must be many more photo´s out there that we haven´t seen of these Shead design hulls. Please post!!
 

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Another classic. I know Don Shead designs the Sunseekers nowadays and superyachts, but it would be interesting to know what he would come up with if he was given a brief to design a class 1 aluminium racer for today....
 

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I forget that Miss Embassy was a Planatec hull too.
Different colour schemes for Gee here.
 

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185 Gee in red and blue was when Henry Hector had her
 
Can´t believe I only just noticed - what´s the deal with the engine hatches on Gee??!! Did the sabres run hot??
 
Henry made some "improvements"" and they needed lots of air only prob was they kept drowning..........................
 
gee

have you seen henry h,he did have a sad cougar us1 sat at littlehampton
 
have you seen henry h,he did have a sad cougar us1 sat at littlehampton


I spoke with him last Sunday.

He's very well.

I hope to see him this coming Sunday.
 
the Planatec 40. Shame it didn´t perform as good as it looked.

used to think the plantec double two shirts (is that right) then follett in later 80's was a hard act to follow it always seemed to me to win in class 2 during those years, although it did look like it porpoised a bit, may be because of those weighty diesel's in the arse end!!! I am sure Jf said sometime ago he felt it needed longer spray rails to create more lift at the rear, it will be great to see it back out there again :up:

out of intrest what did the boat weigh any one know???
 
SOme of these are a bit dodfgy on the exposure front because they are pictures taken with the camera on macro through a handheld slide viewer!!
Anyone else remember this boat screaming its´ tits off trying to get on plane off Cowes??
 

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Miss Embassy - who has more pics?!
 

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Colin "Gerv" Gervais Brasier one of lifes honest and true Gentleman, and stalwart of our sport.......................a real character!!
 
Some of the different versions of Dry Martini II
 

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great pics ..Nige, got any of Sir Cloudsley Shovel or Catapult?
 
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