12 foot simpkin skiff

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12 foot simpkin skiff

Postby retroboat » 24 Jun 2019, 09:43

Hi all i picked up a 12 foot simpkin skiff on the weekend.
Its name is hairy and ran a worked corolla engine it was last raced in 1974 driven by noel potts.
The boat needs some work but it should be 95 percent original when its restored.
Nathan.
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Re: 12 foot simpkin skiff

Postby retroboat » 24 Jun 2019, 09:47

Heres a picture of where it sat for years
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Re: 12 foot simpkin skiff

Postby loco1 » 24 Jun 2019, 12:58

Looks likes another good find Nathan. Now you just have to find the time to restore it to it former glory. :D

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Re: 12 foot simpkin skiff

Postby retroboat » 24 Jun 2019, 15:11

Its pretty good wont take much maybe 4 or 5 weekends

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Re: 12 foot simpkin skiff

Postby Greg » 24 Jun 2019, 16:19

Great pick up Nathan.
It's amazing how these things just keep on turning up.

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Re: 12 foot simpkin skiff

Postby 4541 Andy » 24 Jun 2019, 16:57

Hey Nath, 4 or 5 weekends, not while its that Close to the workshop fridge mate !

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Re: 12 foot simpkin skiff

Postby WoodRay » 24 Jun 2019, 17:46

Love the trailer axle suspension set up too. Can't wait to see this one done.

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Re: 12 foot simpkin skiff

Postby retroboat » 25 Jun 2019, 20:03

shes a pretty wild looking setup, i will get it sandblasted and repair what I have to otherwise it will stay as original with a new coat of paint

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Re: 12 foot simpkin skiff

Postby Will » 26 Jun 2019, 10:26

The trailer is interesting - guess it must have worked ok in the day - I did not know the Corolla engines were used in these boats
I have an ex race (Sports 1300) 3k corolla engine with the basic set up from the formula 3 cars of the 70s ie bored to 1298 forged pistons, this one has Argo rods and I think Ross pistons tho they could be TRD (79mm) its dry sumped and has a twin Weber manifold (no carbs)
I pulled it out of my race car in the late 90s when we trialed a twin cam Suzuki GTi engine in the class - its been in the shed ever since
If your interested in it its yours - but you will have to pick it up
Cheers

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Re: 12 foot simpkin skiff

Postby retroboat » 26 Jun 2019, 12:26

Hi Will,
Thankyou for your offer of the Corrolla Engine I have pmd you with my contact details, so we can discuss it further.

Regards Nathan


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