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Old 13 September 2004, 16:19   #21
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Very very nice boat. Looks brand new
Brilliant job
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Old 13 September 2004, 16:31   #22
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i must say that looks a very good job the boat lookes like new

i bet you can,t wait to get it back out
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Old 13 September 2004, 17:10   #23
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Lovely job, Nigel. You're obviously well pleased, and the RIB looks great.
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Old 15 September 2004, 06:26   #24
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Nigel

Sorry to tell you this, but you boat is bigger than you think.
The DS21 hull is only 18ft long. Measure it over the tubes and you will find it is 20+ feet long. Boat builders tend to be a bit liberal with their measurements.
As Andy (Hightower) noticed, BWM used a tape measure which had the first foot or so missing.
The bow "moustache", huge flare and slightly stepped transom is the give away.
Your boat is a dead ringer for mine, except mine has a slightly more used look to your cracking new tubes.
It is also identical to Bill & Janets and Bajans.
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Old 22 September 2004, 02:54   #25
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Mark - It really is an 18ft - I think they used the same mould and just cut it off shorter at the transom. BWM brochures I have from the time show both a DS18 and a DS21 on offer. I bought the DS18 so it would fit in my garage at the time - and it did!

I was very interested to read Andre's post in another thread re the Parker Ribs and note the similarity of my hull on the front of Parker Ribs website. If Parker have developed on from this hull then it must be really great - they started from a very seaworthy and sound base!

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Old 22 September 2004, 04:23   #26
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Ok, that makes sense. Looking more closely at the pic of your cone I see you do not seem to have the "step" which I have. The only 18s I had seen before were the ones with the reverse chine, like the 17' dive boat. Also I mine has a single and double jockey seat each side behind the same console. It dosen't look like you have room for that.
We must meet up on the water sometime and compare sizes.!
I agree with moving the console forward. Compared with the Parker last w/e, the 21 pitches much more. Having the wife and daughter sitting on the bench infront of the console helps a lot. They also stay a lot drier there.
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