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phillnjack

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SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH
« on: January 27, 2011, 07:25:33 PM »

Ive been looking around to see who still has the boats called spirit of the south.
Bulldog still has one and i still have one.
I wonder how many others still have them ?

here is a few pics of spirits that were in the books a few years back

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And my spirit, in action on the river thames
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phill         


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bulldog1966

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Re: SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 07:59:37 PM »

sweet
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gwa84

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Re: SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 04:57:11 PM »

nice excellent looking boats  :-))
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phillnjack

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Re: SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 05:56:46 PM »

Not bad considering these boats were designed in the early 1990's.

Today they look fairly normal, but back then when jeff harper designed them they looked realy radical and a  futuristic.

around 1995 there was an artical about these boats in either marine modeling or model boats, it show the designer with his pepsi livery boat.

I cant seem to find the mags of that time to show what it said about them.





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martno1fan

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Re: SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 07:08:08 PM »

Nice old design Phil how big is she m8.
Mart
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bulldog1966

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Re: SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 08:31:12 PM »

five foot mart
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phillnjack

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Re: SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 10:53:01 PM »

Yep 60 inch long by 16 inch wide.
they are realy pipedream mk 2 hulls stretched ha ha
i remember being told this by the maker of the boats himself.

Its funny how so many boats today have very similar cockpit designs.
when these were first seen people didnt like enclosed cockpits, they were too modern ha ha



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Re: SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2011, 09:07:04 AM »

Haha and now its been shrunk again me thinks  ok2.
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phillnjack

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Re: SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2011, 04:44:00 PM »

I think this hull has been copied a few times for different tops
thus ebnding up totally different named boats.

Like in the full size boating world, many hulls are infact the same for different boats.




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bulldog1966

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Re: SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2011, 11:17:05 PM »

yep me two use to race thirty foot phantom class two boat 3 250 hp mercs
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phillnjack

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Re: SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2011, 02:41:03 PM »

there 2 spirit of the souths for sale on ebay at the moment,both belong to same owner in wales.

cant believe how cheap they.
one is complete with 23cc gas engine and the start price of 100 has not been bid on !!!!!
how can a boat complete with radio and 23cc engine all ready to go, not even get a bid ???

must be worse than i thought out there for money being tight.



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bulldog1966

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Re: SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2011, 11:55:47 PM »

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bulldog1966

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Re: SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2011, 12:25:10 AM »

javascript:; have a look :}
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