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by ian h » 11 Apr 2021, 19:10

Good to see that they appear to being built again,

Bit shocked at the price though

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by Ianfs » 12 Apr 2021, 15:35

Looks like its all Russian owned now and they bought out Wessex Investments. As you say Ian the price is a little shocking.
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by argonaut » 12 Apr 2021, 22:40

Fletcher have come and gone many times.

I remember their peak when there was a weekly soap about a boatyard, and the new Fletcher cruiser was the ‘new boat’
They were at their best when they teamed up with Mercury, and for a couple of years produced Fletcher Black Max packages .... very desirable at the time.

Here is one of me in my early Fletcher .... an enormous hull size of 11’6”

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It was pretty nippy it had a Kiekhaefer Mercury 500
The original band was Kiekhaefer.

It was a 1965. Motor originally in white, I painted it to look more like the Mercury BlueBands, which were ‘modern’ at the time.
The worlds first 4 cylinder in-line outboard.

Originally pull start only, it had an electric start ‘add-on’ , but no charger, so had to manually charge battery before each trip.

I once stripped it down to change the Reed valves, biggest outboard strip down I ever did.

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by shibbs » 13 Apr 2021, 21:30

That’s a cracking looking boat Argonaut!! :D
Bet you had a lot of fun in that!
The price of the new ones certainly does seem steep, I wonder how they’ll get on..
That said, I have no idea what the price of the competition are like to be honest..
Or any new boat come to think of it.

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