DELTA 23 “Cristina”

DELTA 23 “Cristina”

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There are boats and then there are boats! Mike went to the Southampton Boatshow in 2010 to view the current cabin style ribs in particular the Zodiac hoping that in a few years time after depreciation he might be looking to buy a good 2nd hand example…..in Mikes own words this is what happened next.

"I found many of the boats completely souless, including the Zodiac… then I saw the Levi Corsair in all its glory with its massive price tag! So I researched Levi, managed to buy both of his books (expensive, but still available in English from Italy) found the web site ‘Altomareblu’, and chatted to James. He mentioned the Delta 24 (as he called it back then) and I flew to Italy to view the boat, James collected me from the airport and I went to view the boat. I decided on that trip that the boat was needing too much work and maybe not as good condition as I wanted… I kept looking and also liked a Levi Parteno craft synthesis, a lovely boat and good value, but this sold before I could view. In the end I decided it would be nice to own a boat that I could tow and would make an interesting project. Money changed hands and two weeks before Christmas I decided to go to Italy to collect the boat. I needed a trailer quickly, ordered one on the Monday picked it up on the Thursday and drove to Italy on the Friday! Arrived in Latina Sunday evening, loaded the boat by lunchtime Monday and caught the ferry back to the UK on Wednesday morning, 2600 miles in total, an interesting drive!
The boat is currently in my garden and I need another frost to be able to bring it back to the front of the house as I have decided that I need to sub out some of the work in order for the project to be completed"!

Mike Collins

Refurbishment of Delta 23 "Cristina"

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JOHN IDDON

Dear Members and friends 

You have probably all heard by now of the sad passing of our founder John Iddon….without whose foresight our club would not have come into existence.. John was adamant that the club would lead the way back to powerboating as we knew it in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s…with friendship and sportsmanship at its heart…how sad that just recently his wish seems to be on the verge of becoming fact again…..John was powerboating …he built them , raced them and scrutineered them .  He knew the sport inside out …one of the back room boys so often overlooked…we have lost a good friend and mentor…

FUNERAL DETAILS

The Late John.K.Iddon.
As many of you will have heard, John Iddon passed away last Sunday morning, 5th November, peacefully at home, aged 90.
I now have details for his funeral, which will take place on WEDNESDAY, 6th DECEMBER at 1245hours.
The Funeral is to be at The East Hampstead Crematorium, South Road, Nine Mile Ride (B3430), WOKINGHAM, RG40 3DW
Following the cremation, the wake will be held nearby at East Hampstead Conference Centre, off Peacock Lane, WOKINGHAM,
RG40 3DF
 All are welcome …lets give him a hero’s farewell…
Mike James
Vice President  COPC
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