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FAO: Byron - Help! What is my boat?!

altnalodge

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Someone told me in another post that you would be able to tell me what make of boat is shown above and approximate year of manufacture. It was sold to me as a Shetland but Shetland Boats say it's not one of theirs! Your help will be gratefully received. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
 
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I didn't say 'would', just that Byron is a walking encyclopedia, and is one of best to help you identify! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
 

JKay

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Grooming Him /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif


good looking boat looks like a good hull

cheers Joe
 
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Eh? Just trying to help. What is your problem?

Edit, and Byron delivered, so I was correct in sending him here to ask Byron directly,
 

byron

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Definately not a Shetland I was involved with them from day one.

Whilst it looks like an early Microplus it is in fact a Camargue 16 built by a firm called Beavis Marine of Tollesbury in Essex. Here's the tech.spec.
length 16'
draft 9"
Max. headroom is 4'
Height above waterline is 5'6" (inc. screen)
Weight is 550 Lbs.
Maximum outboard is a 50hp.

Hope that helps. From the photos it looks to be in remarkable condition considering she was probably built in about 1972
 

byron

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Byron, you've just justified me putting him in contact with you. The walking encylopedia wins again. Thank you

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Just out of interest they have a nice V shaped hull and give an incredibly soft ride in a chop, they went like bats out of hell with a 50 Merc. and could comfortably tow two skiers of average adult weight.
 
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They do and dont....

Spoke to the owner last year, they are still in Tollesbury and still moulding..... just not boats - Garden Ponds!
 

byron

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Probably long gone. There are still boat yards in Tollesbury maybe one of them will know. Or some old codger like me living in that area.
 

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As an aside, ingnore my other post on your other thread and I see the trailer board cable is still on the foredeck. I do hope that there isn't a trailer strapped underneath the boat...............!!!!
 

No Regrets

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Ah, thats why it doesn't want to plane.... /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
 

altnalodge

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Thanks to all for your input. I can assure everyone that the trailer is not still strapped underneath and that she planes very well. For anyone interested see picture below - not bad for 36 years eh!!

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cooperschoctaw

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Thanks to all for your input. I can assure everyone that the trailer is not still strapped underneath and that she planes very well. For anyone interested see picture below - not bad for 36 years eh!!

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Nice boat got one just like it, same colours. Lovely boat.
 
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