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vintagent

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R1 Hydros...Info please
« on: June 28, 2010, 04:16:17 PM »

I'm researching the old R1 inboard 1 litre hydro class known as R, R1, HR1000.
My main interest is in the early boats of Burt Noone up to the boats of Andy Chesman.
Marauder or Blu-Fin plans would be great or pics of the underhull areas.
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Vintagent
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Re: R1 Hydros...Info please
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010, 09:53:10 PM »

A french gentleman is restoring an R1 on the Vintage Hydroplane site http://vintagehydroplanes.com/englishhydrorestored.html   Three pages of pictures shows bare bones,just like a big model.
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Re: R1 Hydros...Info please
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010, 08:41:08 AM »

I see there is a Yahoo Group which might be interesting. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/inboardhydros/
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Re: R1 Hydros...Info please
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010, 10:37:17 AM »

Hi Arrow5, I think the one being restored by Olivier Guerin is an American Ingram Y class. Inboard 1 litre, yes, but very American!

I was ploughing through my 1974 Motorboating yearbook at the quack's today and found an interesting couple of pics of Basketfield's World Championship boat, a Marauder and Colagni's Manta, but of course they're all in the water.

I will try Stewartby for info as it was there that I got a lead on a real one, but the owner had burned it a week before!!

Keep trying.
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matt noone

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Re: R1 Hydros...Info please
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 09:54:16 AM »

maybe i can assist with your enquiry, Burt noone is my father, and as a young man I used to help him build these hulls these being marauders and manta`s
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vintagent

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Re: R1 Hydros...Info please
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 10:39:34 AM »

Oh, Lordy!  Hi Matt and welcome to the forum.

Your post comes as manna from heaven!

I'll PM you with my e-mail address.
Many thanks.
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Re: R1 Hydros...Info please
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 02:05:34 PM »

Welcome indeed.  Any memories of Windermere Speed Record Weeks as well as the cicuit racing ?  The R1 class is an unsung class to the majority, time to change that, great racing.
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