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We get lots of posts about different types of boats and it occurs to me that somewhere there must be a sort of Jaynes All the Worlds Motor Boats book. You know the sort of thing like an index of what this fairline\sunseeker\riva\princess\broom looks like, engine options, production details etc.

But I've never seen one.

Anyone know of a definitive book or even The Observers Guide, to motorboats?

Or is it just a case of every time someone mentions a boat, I've got to trawl through MBY and MBM to find out what it looks like?
 

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Back in the late 60's MBY piblished 'spotters' guides on motor cruisers, in 4 volumes, given away 'free' over 4 issues of MBY.

They contained line drawings, brief specs, engines, cost etc, and included gems like Moonrakers, Freemans, Cleopatras & Fjords. From memory they covered from under 20ft to as big as they came in those days. I've still got 'em somewhere, I think.

Perhaps MBY or MBM could do something similar again, would probably need 10 volumes now, although it's surprising the number of craft there were around in those good old days.
 

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Shock! Horror!

"every time someone mentions a boat, I've got to trawl through MBY and MBM to find out what it looks like?"

Hold the front pages, Colic has admitted he doesn't know what a boat looks like. Should he be allowed to continue posting we all ask. Do we convene Haydn's kangaroo court?

Guilty as charged or innocent.

The court awaits your verdict. ;-))
 

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Re: Shock! Horror!

If Haydn has a pouch, then we can convene his kangeroo court = but can we make sure he types everything cos I can't understand a bloody word he says ;-) ... love u Hayden !!!

Pxx
 

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"Bristows book of yachts" used to come out every year but I think old man Bristow must be dead now. My company designed the cover for the 1988 edition. Then there was "Boat World Guide to Motor Cruisers" published in the early 70s.

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Now hold on one durn minute

I reckon you've been at the Devon Clotted Bitter again. Course I know what A boat looks like, just I don't know what EVERY boat looks like. And here's a piccy of mine (oh and it's for sale if you're interested etc etc etc.

Now THATS a proper boat, none of this silly single engine 8 knots if you're lucky with the wind and tide behind, "I really want to be a raggie but don't know how" stuff like some people do;-).
 

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Re: Now hold on one durn minute

Wife came back from Day Skipper night classes and had to explain why I got her homework wrong. BTW why do they call it Day Skipper if it's at night?

Have another pint of CCB
 

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Dont know but you've just F---ked up my whole email system with that F---king mouse. I've even had to go 13 quid a month internet today because of the cost, and still cant get rid of the bleeding mouse. Its not content with comming once, its coming all the time and wont give up. Feed the bugger or whatever. It's not just for Christmas you know! I dont want it. Take it home. Help.

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There is something called Dayton`s guide to Yachts and motoryachts. They were still publishing in 1996. Pic and layout drawing of yact plus basic info.

The publisher was "Young Publishing, PO Box 1252, 1200 BG Hilversum, The Netherlands, Tel 0031 35 621 14 12

They do a MY and SY book and written in English.

Good luck with the hunt
 

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Re: guide to all the boats in the world

There's one published each year, sold exclusively in WH Smiths, sort of a thick magazine, about 5 quid. Else google.com
 

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Re: Top Trumps.....

Ahh, but in Top Trumps you had about 8 categories per card and you (the lead player) could choose which one to call. So you might call horespower for a speed boat but you'd lose if someone else called berths maybe. Can't quite remember.

Barry D
 

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Kim before i mug the kids piggy banks Can i get rough guide as to what it contains.
Look nope spellin mistoks can I be a over paid journo?
 

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So nothing really up to date?

Perhaps rather than waste your time fiddling about with this site and upsetting everyone ansd causing all sorts of indirect spending increases in the NHS 'cos of all the heart attacks you've intitiated today, perhaps you could write one? 'Cos we know that you know EVERYTHING about every boat ever built so you're the logical choice of author and your writing skills, with a bit of polishing up, are not too bad. You could do it as a bt of a freelance jobbie whilst commuting on the train each day and earn a bit of extra cash at the same time. Good idea eh?

If you think maybe for some obscure reason you've not got the time, we can all sort of club together and "do bits". Deleted User can do the piccies; Haydn of course will do the grammar and spell check; Boatone the graphics; tcm the boat tests for med based boats and Gludy for those in UK; jfm the gear reports. Pauline can check out number of wardrobes and shoe cupboards; DaveS for drinks storage and I'll report on tea making capabilities.

So whattya think?

Can introduce you to a damn good associate publisher, but need to see draft first. What we gonna call it then?
 
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