Old boat racing footage, Somercotes

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Old boat racing footage, Somercotes

Postby floater » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:51 pm

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Re: Old boat racing footage, Somercotes

Postby Rapier » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:20 pm

Fabulous footage here..very crisp colours..think is '64 or '65 not 70s..Derry, Jinx, Sabre, Healey Sprite, Yarecraft, Fletcher Arrow, Albatross, Broom Rapier, Shakepseare, Delta, Olkelbo and others..Mercs from from '60 onwards...35s, 50s, a '64ish 6 stack on a boat only Se7en can identify (of that era.. ). Thanks for posting :thumbsup:
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Re: Old boat racing footage, Somercotes

Postby floater » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:13 pm

When I posted it I had rapier in mind, fumbling excitedly the drawstrings on his anorak identifying all the boats. I only managed a couple , Albatross and Shakespeare. And I own a piggin Yarecraft :notworthy:
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Re: Old boat racing footage, Somercotes

Postby Rapier » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:38 pm

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Re: Old boat racing footage, Somercotes

Postby Woodwych » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:24 am

Which is the BroomRapier?
Would be good for you to do a commentary Nick!
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Re: Old boat racing footage, Somercotes

Postby Rapier » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:55 am

Woodwych wrote:Which is the BroomRapier?


Rapier 'PHRED' at 3 secs and 3:03.
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Re: Old boat racing footage, Somercotes

Postby Woodwych » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:07 pm

Thanks!
Looks like a big engine on it..
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Re: Old boat racing footage, Somercotes

Postby Rapier » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:18 pm

It's a '63-65 Merc 20hp, so not large, but lots more power than the 18hp Johnnyrude. Effectively 1/2 a 50hp - 22cu.in...work that one out ;) .
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Re: Old boat racing footage, Somercotes

Postby floater » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:26 pm

More on the same theme from Iver Bucks
https://youtu.be/Jo5y3sFnDFI
Come on Rapier put down your tartan themos and get your eye spy book out :thumbsup:
I'm sure I spotted a couple of bristols ;)
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Re: Old boat racing footage, Somercotes

Postby se7en » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:19 pm

In the first film I also spotted 3 Toby Capri's.
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