Detective work Needed

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by YourMUM, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. YourMUM
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    YourMUM Junior Member

    I am new and Yes on the sponge from a forum.

    But if i can help please ask I have been a french polisher for over 30 Years so finishing wood is my thing



    Can you help me identify this Jet boat

    All i can say it has a P P jet Drive

    it is 14 feet long

    it was RED

    had a 1300cc Ford cross flow car engine in it and its in the UK:p


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    and Yes my Boss and i are totally restoring it


    Sorry if this is in the wrong place Admin people
     
  2. vaporvette
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    vaporvette Junior Member

    I like it, looks like fun. more pics please.
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    You have a Windermere registration number on it. Ring them --they must have the make in the registration application.

    Ive seen the boat before, I can't recall what it is, when I read the post I thought it was a going to be a Datline bikini but they use a Granada V6 with PP,-- yet you have twin exhaust on the transom --or did have. It may have been re engined!!.

    It could be a 'Seafire' or 'Star craft'
     
  4. YourMUM
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    YourMUM Junior Member

    yes it did have Twin exhausts and 1 was blanked off so you could be onto something ..

    Big thanks anyway ill pop up more pictures up as we go .

    we spent 1 whole day striping her to bits . boss has got a new 1600cc cross-flow with twin webbers , he is a black smith and never dose anything by 1/2, i take pictures and do the rubbing and "OPS" bits .
     
  5. yipster
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    yipster designer

    my first thought was a dateline bikini too, had one, but think it was a bit bigger and without the indent in the stern
    sure is fun but even restored the boat is to small for open water; at wot you go real wet, been there done that
    inland waters just about all have speedlimits and even back in topnotch condition this boat wont be a money maker
     
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  6. YourMUM
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    YourMUM Junior Member

    Thanks yipster. Yes omen water a no no . This is just a bit of fun and money is not the game . It's what my boss has been after . Hense the 86 year old right hand drive model T in the back groun.

    I'll keep pluging away . Thanks for the replies people
     
  7. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    I looked it up in my UK slang dictionary which goes from spondulicks to spoof and from on the scrounge to on the take without telling me what on the sponge means.

    Picton speed boats come in 14, 15 and 16' lengths, maybe it's of that persuasion...

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  8. YourMUM
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    YourMUM Junior Member

    "to Sponge = Soak up all your thoughts and Knowledge "

    a few more pics My lover

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    And this is me ok


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  9. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    Where I come from on the sponge is closely related to on the scrounge and often picking the brains is a lead into getting ones hands onto the hoarded collection- :)
    Spotted that old rag top in the photo, was suspecting it might have been an Essex.--Geo.

    A yacht is not defined by the vessel but by the care and love of her owner
     
  10. rayman
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    rayman Senior Member

    "to sponge" is also "to bludge" borrow with no thought or intention of returning. Living on the goodwill of others "go an get a job ya bludger"
     
  11. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Sponge means to aquire for free, as in can I sponge a beer. Im not a sponger I buy me own beer.

    Or,-- do you want a beer --no thanks Im not a sponger. Or--is that beer going for free im not a sponger but i'lle drink it.

    Or --Ive no money today lads , im on the sponge --get the beers in then.
     
  12. YourMUM
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    YourMUM Junior Member

    Ok iv found out now its a SIMMS SUPER V .

    I could have just said nothing like 90% of people that use forums but I thought is be straight with you .
     
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  13. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Yes yes thats it. 100% sure.
     
  14. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    Crikie-- me bitter mug is empty again and me Super V is acting up --could ye give me an and ere---:)
     

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    hoytedow - .-. ..- -- .--. .-- --- -.

    Vell, Ve haff vays...
     
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