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  1. #11
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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfisher 3 View Post
    Always been an admirer but many of them had no outside space ... ie lounging around or dining space other than maybe perched on the stern coachroof!
    What stern coach roof? No stern coach roof on an ormidale and heaps of lounging about room. Most Ormidales originally had a 17 foot launch on the aft deck! Most of the smaller silvers had plenty of room also. Maybe not this one.
    If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    That's right Colin,we used to have a launch with a Coventry Climax engine to port,and a pulling boat to starboard.
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  3. #13
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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    Quote Originally Posted by ccscott49 View Post
    What stern coach roof? No stern coach roof on an ormidale and heaps of lounging about room. Most Ormidales originally had a 17 foot launch on the aft deck! Most of the smaller silvers had plenty of room also. Maybe not this one.
    I should rephrase with ... 'the ones that I looked at ...' ... they weren't anything like the size of the ones above!
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  4. #14
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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    Just curious here, but were the engines Coventry Victor, rather than Climax? ( CC engines used in fire pumps, F1 racing cars and Hillman Imps) CV made a wonderfull supercharged 2T four cylinder that was used in the RN Fast planing tenders.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    Down West,not on the boat for a few weeks but then I will check the 1963 survey to verify the launches engine at that time!

  6. #16
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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    DownWest I stand corrected,the 13' 6'' motor launch had a Coventry Victor twin cylinder inboard and the pulling dinghy was 12'.
    Best from a very wet Montenegro!

  7. #17
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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    Wet & windy here too, MP.
    Have a look at Erik's thread on the Fast Planing Launch.

    Think it was a CV flat twin in the Fairey Atalanta I rescued from Sardinia. Hope yours worked better!

  8. #18
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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    Quote Originally Posted by DownWest View Post
    Wet & windy here too, MP.
    Have a look at Erik's thread on the Fast Planing Launch.

    Think it was a CV flat twin in the Fairey Atalanta I rescued from Sardinia. Hope yours worked better!
    Rescue of an Atalanta from Sardinia sounds like the makings of a story for Fairey Owners Club 'Fairey News' if you felt like it.

  9. #19
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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    Silver Sonnet a Silver Ormidale is up for sale at Shepperton Marina.
    A lovely boat I remember from way back.
    One for you to rescue burgundyben!

  10. #20
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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    I saw Silver Sonnet about 12 years ago moored on the Thames,a very sorry state.If she hasn't been restored in the meantime I would have thought she would be past it by now...all that sweet water.
    How much are they asking?

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