Hidden history?

Ben

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Virginia
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Mobjack Bay (where?)
Boat name
A Little Noisy
Boat make
Excalibur 24
Engines(s)
Express Racing 525
I wonder if any of this happy and contented looking crew have any inkling of this boats history?
 
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The good news is I just discovered the 'edit button'.
 
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Unfortunately not, it's 'Fly Navy'.
 
Concorde

Noel Edmonds old boat is lying in Dudleys yard in Pembrokeshire, well at least it was last time I was there!
 
Oh yes, haven't heard much from him since the accident, very sad!

What was the outcome from the enquiry?
 
Johnson said:
Oh yes, haven't heard much from him since the accident, very sad!

What was the outcome from the enquiry?

Don't know. I believe if was all done internally and very quietly.
 
And here's one, which going by the comments re his navigator and boat spec, must be the one in the attached pics! (taken in Poole a couple of years back)

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F39524/

In the second pic, TD's favourite RYA doctor looks on(yellow top/blue cap), unaware of how close he came to a serious injury of his own (probably facial) back in '97 at the Smallhampton race.
 

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Johnson said:
Oh yes, haven't heard much from him since the accident, very sad!

What was the outcome from the enquiry?

Anyone care to fill me in on this - no idea what you guys are talking about!
 
Back in about '97, Nigel Williams (Royal Navy fella) bought a Bonito 30-something footer (my god they were a fugly boat BTW!) with a pair of Evinrudes on to run in the then fairly popular 'Touring class'. Whilst out testing and doing a photo session in the Solent, he had a collision with, and ran over a small-ish Phantom, I believe it was the camera boat, but could be wrong, sadly, one of the fellas in the Phantom was killed. Nigel didn't race the bonito again.

I think these details are correct, Ned may know a bit more.

JF
 
Really don't wanna seem morbid here but... What are the silly buckets for ???? ( it's already outa tha water ) - second pic...

Surley there not gonna think about making sand castles in such a serious situation ! - no can't be that ..they don't have a single spade between them !!!

perhaps there collecting "Crabs" ??
 
Painted gearbox

Is there a particular reason the gearbox is painted bright orange on the suzuki? I have had two outboards over the years pained the same way. One of them I know came off a rib that was raced in the UK.

Thanks, Alan
 
If I remember correctly the year that boat was dragged onto the beach a cat disintegrated as well.

Not sure of the year, maybe the same, we helped an OCR boat back that's deck had almost parted company with the hull.

It wasn't a good day!

Mark
 

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