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jamesbagnall
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Evenin' all!

Many moons ago I came across a boat on land just off the River Hull, and upon talking to the owner I briefly put my head in the cockpit. It had a plate on the dash with a Norfolk boat builders name, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was (I'm more of a GRP nerd I'm afraid!).

The owner didn't know much about it.

It's picture has popped up on the Geograph website as an illustration of the 'square'.

Therefore I wonder, does anyone know quite what she is and anything about her history?

I have emailed the photographer to see if he has any markings/name/details etc.

See: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/46070

Best wishes,

James.

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Jun-29-2007 @ 7:09 AM                           Permalink
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Hi James, it looks to me as if she has been so heavily modified it would be very difficult to tell.  It almost looks at if a chunk of transom has been chopped off.  Still, good to see she is still put to use.   Smile

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)

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Hi James
I seem to recall her being called gay musketeer and being from Jenners of Thorpe wether she was built by them I don't know. I just remember her painted cream.I have just checked Craig's sight and the name is wrong but I still think it is Jenners and gay something although she has a Broom look about her.

Barry

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Hi Barry.

Very interesting - I've had a good look through Craigs DB, and can't quite find anything identical. As Bill suggests, perhaps she has been modified?

The photographer has sent me a copy of the original shot he took, and has given his permission to post it on here (largish file).

She is currently called 'Anita II' which sadly throws nothing up on the DB. Although she is a little bit like Y440??

I do remember that she had a Perkins 410x engine 'badge' and instructions on the dash too if that helps with the ID.....

Best wishes,

James.


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Jun-29-2007 @ 10:21 PM                           Permalink
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Hi James
Y440 looks promising I'm in the MOB tuesday I will see if I can find it in a Blakes or Hoseasons brochure.
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Barry

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Jun-30-2007 @ 8:55 AM                           Permalink
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I suspect that the cabin sides and top have all been sheeted over with ply which means that much of her character has been lost that said 29 ft would look to be about right and a number of jenner's designs were hardly what you would call pretty.

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)

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I would think that given  the amount of recent flooding in that part of the world, she may well be afloat by now!  Smile

Steve.

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Jun-30-2007 @ 12:52 PM                           Permalink
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To be quite honest, I wouldn't be at all surprised is she is indeed in several feet of water, as I've just been past the River Hull and it is totally flooding the fields in some parts of East Yorkshire!

I'm now convinced that she is not Y440 as Craig's DB suggests that she was observed in 2006, and the boat has been down on the River Hull for at least three years that I know of....

The search continues!

Best wishes,

James.

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Hi James
I escaped for half an hour to the MOB and came up
with this. It is not very good as it's only a photo of a blakes brochure but!
I am fairly sure that is her the windows look right

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Hi Barry.

Wow, thanks for the efforts there!!

Yes, I agree she does indeed look to be the boat you have pictures. Although the windows have obviously had a bit of modification and the canopy has been slightly altered. The rubbing strakes appear to be identical also.

The only part I can't make out from your photo is the description of the engine type - as the one on the River Hull definately has a Perkins 410x engine (although this could have been fitted later I suppose?)

Excuse my stupidity here, but what (or where) is MOB??

Thanks for the efforts as it looks like we may have identified her (or at least her 'class').

Best wishes,

James.

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