GORGEOUS GUSSIE - Info and history required

Captaingoose

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Hello

I have a bought called the 'Gorgues Gussie' i recently bought from caversham boatyard in reading, very cheap as it was a bit of a wreck, and in the process of restoring and selling her i am desperate to find some more info- hull material, age, build etc
and the history of the craft.

I have been told so far that she was built in 1950 by the hook brothers of teignmouth and also that she was built in 1968, and have also heard she used to run sea trips out of exmouth in the 80's and theres a lot of stuff on the internet of her in landudno north wales doing boat trips, (presumably in the 90's), also supposedly that she was once owned by a famous boater called hiram lewis?

Here are some photos

http://imgur.com/bQrasHn
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ibrahim_d/4448789772/
http://www.walesdirectory.co.uk/Boat_Trips/llandudno-boat-trips-10002.htm

Any info on the history and manafucture of this boat would be so greatly appreciated as i currently know nothing about the hull wood and other important details, although there have been many people saying that they recognise it along the river, have you seen the gussie ?

Cheers

Daniel
 

pdmelville

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My grandad John Boyne owned this boat from when it was built and sold in early 80s. He worked it from the river teign in teignmouth where he lived. Unfortunately he sold it just before I was born, or he would have kept hold of it if he knew I was coming. I spent all my youth living and working on the river.
 

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My grandad John Boyne owned this boat from when it was built and sold in early 80s. He worked it from the river teign in teignmouth where he lived. Unfortunately he sold it just before I was born, or he would have kept hold of it if he knew I was coming. I spent all my youth living and working on the river.
The people who would have had it in wales are now called Quay charter services , a family firm based in Conwy.
 
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My grandad John Boyne owned this boat from when it was built and sold in early 80s. He worked it from the river teign in teignmouth where he lived. Unfortunately he sold it just before I was born, or he would have kept hold of it if he knew I was coming. I spent all my youth living and working on the river.
Did they used to call him Bill? I always thought it was Bill Boyne who owned her before she came to Exmouth or was that a relation?
 
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