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Old 23 January 2009, 14:26   #11
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That was short and sniffy.... expected whole chapter

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perhaps he's gone to change his undergarments
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Old 23 January 2009, 14:44   #12
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Old 23 January 2009, 18:43   #13
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The 'new' Flatacraft company didn't appear to last very long.
They built 1 or maybe 2 nice 4m Boats that were aimed squarely at the luxury tender market, and came complete with fake teak decks etc.
As mentioned elsewhere they even had a stand at Southampton a couple of years ago.

I spent a while chatting to them about the future, and discovered they had plans to build a 6.5M RIB based on Tonys old race hull design, and might have been persuaded to resurect the original Force4 if there was enough interest.

We came to an agreement over the .co.uk and .com domain names, which they didn't fully re-register in their name, but did change the access passwords with the host. A few months later I started getting mail about not having carried out the transfer properly etc and I had to explain several times that they had the passwords and needed to change the info themselves.
Then the whole thing went quiet, and I don't think anyone has seen or heard of Flatacraft since, which is a great shame.

Oh, by the way, I gave up wearing undergarments years ago

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Old 23 January 2009, 19:44   #14
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They seem to be doing something still...

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Old 24 January 2009, 03:30   #15
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Oh, by the way, I gave up wearing undergarments years ago
T.M.I.!

So the question is now... Is this one of them?
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Old 24 January 2009, 03:56   #16
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Certainly looks like one at first glance. Possibly a Force 5.
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Old 24 January 2009, 04:39   #17
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Anyone that knows about these is REALLY OLD and been around a lot.
i represent that allan i had had a flatacraft force 6 Hagar The HoRibible from 1989 to 1995 built to last very strong with a very dry ride covered many many miles round scotland 3 times, round greek isles, ireland and isle of man Tony Lee Elliot was the company owner and entered ribs in the round scotland I think MIAMI VICE won in 1992
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Old 24 January 2009, 04:50   #18
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So the question is now... Is this one of them?
Nasher going commando is something I didn't wanna think about first thing in the morning!

Looks like the same bloodline
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Old 24 January 2009, 08:44   #19
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I think MIAMI VICE won in 1992
Driven by Mark Bleaker, who now sells / repairs outboards from Ocean Quay in Southampton I think.

Martin, they were expensive ribs and well built, well apart from the Shed that Alan refers too, 9m with a BMW diesel engine and a square cabin plonked on top with standing headroom. Had a reputation of being towed home everytime it went to sea.

Alan, you're too old

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i had had a flatacraft force 6 Hagar The HoRibible from 1989 to 1995 built to last very strong with a very dry ride covered many many miles round scotland




I rest my case, if I am old then Dougy must be very old. Is this "Hagar" that cut both of the lower units off on rocks just outside the habour were you kept her? Local knowledge and all that. Oh Happy days many years ago.
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