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Old 08 September 2013, 15:46   #1
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Plymouth to salcombe, v interesting boats

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Goldfish allegedly 61knots with a 315 hp yanmar
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Old 17 September 2013, 16:27   #2
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I think that's the permenant mooring for Virgin Atlantic Challenger II, it's always there when I go past. I know the guy that owns it actually, him and his dad run the Mountbatten water taxi
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Old 17 September 2013, 17:42   #3
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I think that's the permenant mooring for Virgin Atlantic Challenger II, it's always there when I go past. I know the guy that owns it actually, him and his dad run the Mountbatten water taxi
Looks very impressive even today decades later. Looks a mean piece of kit. Believe it was found languishing abroad and was brought back and given a new lease of life. Looks great. A piece of history.
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I'm having dinner with the owner of the Goldfish on Thursday night and I'm certain 61 knots is fiction! That looks like his son on board .........
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Old 18 September 2013, 07:13   #5
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Isn't that VHF antenna a bit close to his head?
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Looks very impressive even today decades later. Looks a mean piece of kit. Believe it was found languishing abroad and was brought back and given a new lease of life. Looks great. A piece of history.
Yes was sold off after they completed the Atlantic voyage, then for whatever reason was forgotten about. Dan found it rotting away in a Spanish ship yard I believe and recognised it, and bought it. He got it back to Plymouth, cleaned it up, made it look brand new! Then managed to get Branson and the original VAC II team back together on it!

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I'm having dinner with the owner of the Goldfish on Thursday night and I'm certain 61 knots is fiction! That looks like his son on board .........
I was drunk when I met them but am sure they said 61 knots, he was with a girl too, i assumed to be his partner. Seemed a nice couple to be fair who wanted to cruise further afield. I did think 61 from a 315 inboard was a bit erm "optimistic"
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I was drunk when I met them but am sure they said 61 knots, he was with a girl too, i assumed to be his partner. Seemed a nice couple to be fair who wanted to cruise further afield. I did think 61 from a 315 inboard was a bit erm "optimistic"
It's his dad's who I had dinner with last night - definitely 51 knots with a clean bottom and light fuel load! He broke the gear lever off Plymouth and got rescued the other day - I'm sure his father would like to hear his plans about going further afield!
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Bit like HP ?
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Old 20 September 2013, 16:28   #10
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Ouch! That hurt..... Sucker punch from left field!

Yes, he said he wanted to go further, no different from me I guess, my old mans boat not mine too, so can't criticise on that front!!

They seemed a nice couple, told em to get their arses on here and join some southern (softie) warm weather cruises. Mentioned the round isle of white cancer cruise, ones to Channel Islands etc

Or even trailer up to some northern Real weather cruises! Round Anglesey, Scotland etc

Though I reckon the goldfish might drown my (not my dads!) Avon 2.5m RIB (not gay SIB) on the river Dee!!
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