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Offline Terry Dunne

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Hi I have a Simmonds speed boat called Optimist which was a great boat in it’s day - 1950’s (that belonged to my Uncle Stan (Pearson) that needs total restoration. Does anyone have any suggestions of what to do with it or know of anybody that would take a project like this on?
We do have a picture of the boat in it’s prime but we can also take a photo of it as it is now if wanted.
Kind regards
Terry Dunne

Offline BN

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Re: Simmonds Speed Boat for possible renovation or parts (Optimist)
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2018, 08:14:57 AM »
Try Thomas at Fine Wooden Boats, Huntingdon on 07592 884003.

www.finewoodenboats.co.uk

Thomas is a friend of mine and deals in wooden classics. He is a remarkable young man who learned his trade with Riva in Italy.

Also there are obviously the Simmonds fans, who are friends of OSB

They are on www.simmonds-motorlaunches.co.uk
« Last Edit: May 04, 2018, 08:17:51 AM by BN »
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Offline Thumper

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Re: Simmonds Speed Boat for possible renovation or parts (Optimist)
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 09:59:48 AM »
I've emailed you Terry. Happy to post details of Optimist on the Simmonds website, and hopefully find a new owner, or encourage you to tackle the restoration yourself!