CAT | History
You have to be dedicated, passionate and slightly barking mad to take on the restoration of a classic wooden boat like this.
They take lots longer than planned, cost much more than you think and fight you all the way.
Also keep the project away from home so the wife does not know what you are up to.
But look at the lines……that is what keeps you going.
Bought by Richard (Rance?) in Yarcombe, Devon where she sat in a field for some time a little unloved… She was then posted on eBay when it was realised Richard did not have the time to complete her.
In late November of 2008, Peter Myles, Alan Goodwin and Mike Lloyd brought Foam Flyer from Exeter to be re-engined and re-furbished. With the intention of working on her in time for the Summer 2009 racing…
On the realisation she would not stand up to the bigger engines they had hoped to give her she was sold on.
Built in early 1969 at the Tremlett Boat Yard in Exeter. 10th Overall in the 1969 Round Britain Race with an average of 29 knots and with Dag Pike on board as navigator. 2nd overall in the foggy leg from Inverness to Dundee. Owner and entrant, Dick Read.