Phantom Hull Identification

Jonnyboy said:
My old P 21 PTEROPUS won the worlds in 82 driven by the Fox brothers. The name of the boat came from there nick name The flying fox (PTEROPUS).


As BluFin has sadly already pointed out, ‘Pteropus’, with the able Fox boys on board did not win the 1982 3c World crown. The honours that year went to Luigi Radice in a Buzi Cat.
If memory serves –
The Foxes would have won had they not failed post race scrutineering, something to do with gearbox ratios.
They were honest boys and were seriously P***ed with a certain supplier of Merc parts who assured them that it had been homologated. I think legal proceedings followed…
As Blufin pointed out Mike was in the RAF, an officer in the Queens Flight, who even piloted Charles and Di to their honeymoon destination!
The boys spent truckloads in 81 and 82 and I think the above incident somewhat dulled their taste for offshore.

BluFin said:
As for the Fox Bros - great pair of lads. Dunno where they are now I know one was is the RAF ( Flying Fox bit I guess)

They got the name after racing their first P21 (ex Bruce Nash’s London and Manchester) at Fowey in 81. Spent so much time in the air they eventually came down and split the Phantom in half! Mr Baker got a call on the Tuesday (Bank holiday weekend) and was instructed to build them a new one!
 
more 82 trivia

As Blufin said Ian Bernie in a P25 won the 82 worlds. What has been forgotten is that there was a very nasty incident in the 2nd heat.
Pete Bloomfield and Neil Holmes (phantom evolution) were racing in 3c in a Stapley Cat. Bloomers decided it was time to roll the boat over, what he didn’t count on was Avia Watches (Bernie) being in the way!
The QSS prop of Heynes for Toyota (Bloomfield & Holmes) was spinning @ 6000 + and taking bits out of the P25 deck!
 
Is that the same Haynes that went on to sponsor Dick Strutton in his class II Tigershark 32, and then his class 1, Cougar US1-46 'Reg Haynes & son' (Toyota dealer)
 
Yep
 
Kieth Haynes
 
Old phantom Id.

Old phantom Id.
Can anyone help with the age of this hull? The serial number has been taken of.
 

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pretty sure thats a Mk 1 P21, same as the original 'Poco Homes' but obviously a pleasure deck version
 
like this
 

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whats going to happen to the hull
 
It 21 ish foot long, bought ist cheap of a field in the new forest. Have been rigged the Johnson or Evenrude V8 at some point and was used for “transportation” of gods between Monaco and Gibraltar, allegedly. Would be interesting to know its age.
 

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...needed some work...
 

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We are going to use it at work for testing some new equipment. The finished boat:
 
was that the one on e bay a few months back
 
try again:
 

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the finshed boat:
 

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splashing

watch out:hatchet:
 
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