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cptsideways 10 March 2014 17:00

Rescued a little Jetboat (big engine) on the weekend
 
I took my Quicksilver out for its first day of the season after being mothballed up for the past few months. Launched from Baiter in Poole, all was going well, so jollied out towards Old Harry's & chilled out for a bit.

Call on Ch 16 - Any vessels in Studland bay able to assist with a small blue boat apparently in trouble near the breakwater? So I piped up, not far away & shall go and investigate.....

Found this floundering near the beach, with a rather peeved off chap at the helm :lol: now it was pretty flat except for some monstrous 4ft waves lining up (could have surfed them easily) so threw him a line & towed him back to Baiter where he plied me with some beer tokens as thanks.

Looked a lot of fun when it works, 2.5L inboard race engine & merc outdrive only about 9ft long. Dead electrics killed it off & no comms.

http://www.rib.net/forum/attachments...4bd43a2d25.jpg

matt h 10 March 2014 17:11

Man ockerfelt race boat type thing guys?!

cptsideways 10 March 2014 17:15

It was definately an ex race boat from the USA, there are a couple over here in the UK according to the owner.

Jonny H 11 March 2014 00:45

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Could have been this one, it was sold back in Jan this year on ebay described as one of only two left
I saw it my local boat yard last year it has the Merc 175 2.5 L engine

SteveHall 11 March 2014 08:33

Well done!

I hope if i am ever in this situation a friendly rib netter will be on hand :)

cptsideways 11 March 2014 18:47

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Originally Posted by Jonny H (Post 606318)
Could have been this one, it was sold back in Jan this year on ebay described as one of only two left
I saw it my local boat yard last year it has the Merc 175 2.5 L engine


Good find, going by the Tillet types seats thats the same boat


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