Maybelle

MAYBELLE 

The classic launch – Maybelle recently appeared on tme, so  thanks to the listing and Ian McDonald we get to have a good look at Maybelle.  Her tme listing has her from the Collings and Bell stable and 32’ 10” in length. She is powered by a Ford Lees 6 cyl. diesel engine that gets her along at 7>8 knots. Appears to be very well maintained and appointed. 
Can anyone confirm the parentage and where she has been  for the last 70+ years?

Help Wanted Locating A Vire Inboard Engine

Woody, Simon Smith has asked for help locating a Vire 7 hp, petrol, single cylinder inboard engine similar to the photograph below. The engines are made in Finland. Any help, even a suggestion as to where to look on line would be greatly appreciated.

2 thoughts on “Maybelle

  1. From an old magazine it appears Maybelle was owned for many years by Babs Webster, uncle of Eric “Smokehouse Bay” Webster

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  2. Vire parts and backup are available from Belltech Eng in Christchurch UK or Nick le Feuvre also in the UK but Simon knows that, the agent in Howick ceased over 25 years ago.

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