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Old 07-10-2010, 13:50   #1
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Hello to Colvic Watson Owners

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I have been monitoring this site for a few weeks and reading some of the interesting forum posts I thought I would join as 'I might' be able to help some members, also many people do not even know about our small group.

I am the Archivist for the Colvic Watson Owners Group (in the UK) which has free membership and open to all flags and Nationalities.
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I have messed with boats for over 55 years and sailed for halve that and currently sail in the Costa 'North Sea'

Also for those interested after five years research I wrote two papers on 'History of the Colvic Watson Motor Sailer' anyone wanting a copy please PM me.
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Old 08-10-2010, 14:14   #2
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Guess not many people know what a Colvic Watson is!!
They have a pedigree second to none and look like this!

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Old 08-10-2010, 14:28   #3
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Hello and welcome.
Colvic Watson had a great reputation back in the hayday
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That boat looks badass. I love the defiant bow, and the hard enclosure of the cockpit. Speaks volumes about how it was designed.

Never seen one before, but first impressions being what they are, I'm a fan.
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:18   #5
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That boat looks badass. I love the defiant bow, and the hard enclosure of the cockpit. Speaks volumes about how it was designed.

Never seen one before, but first impressions being what they are, I'm a fan.
Many thanks for you kind comments.

The Colvic Watson motorsailer's basic hull designed is from lifeboats (Watson, Waveney, Maclachlan,Arun and Waveney Class) all designed by G L Watson & Co, if your are realy interested read my History of the Colvic Watson Motorsailer, part 1 & 2 which can be found here:
.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cwowners/files/History/

It took me five years to research my two papers and I met some wonderfull characters, and you will see the Colvic Watson Motorsailer has a pedigree second to none!
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Old 28-10-2010, 12:50   #6
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Very good seaworthy looking boat.
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damn that's a beauty!!!
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I was talking with my girlfriend yesterday about general 'impressions' you get from first viewings of certain boats. We looked at a MacGregor 65' and she said "sexy, that's a sexy boat." We then looked at a Roberts aft pilothouse schooner, and she said "thats a classy, party boat good for socializing with the big foredeck and old-school sails." Then we looked at my boat, and she said "your boat doesn't look sexy, classy or social. Your boat looks like it's ready for a fight, and it's going to win that fight!"

I laughed pretty hard, but that's pretty much how I view my boat. I think I place this Colvic Watson in that same category. It's ready for a fight, and it's going to win that fight.
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I laughed pretty hard, but that's pretty much how I view my boat. I think I place this Colvic Watson in that same category. It's ready for a fight, and it's going to win that fight.
Thanks for all your kind comments and yes if your going to fight the North Sea being in a Colvic Watson Motor Sailer would be my choice every time.

I wrote the History of the Colvic Watson Motor Sailer after researching for over five years and their basic design principle is based on the original lifeboat design's of G L Watson & Co who designed the famous Watson,Aran,Barnett and MacLachlan class lifeboats and a high bow, low midships and high stern is part of that design.

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Hello All
I have been monitoring this site for a few weeks and reading some of the interesting forum posts I thought I would join as 'I might' be able to help some members, also many people do not even know about our small group.

I am the Archivist for the Colvic Watson Owners Group (in the UK) which has free membership and open to all flags and Nationalities.
cwowners : Colvic Watson Owners

I have messed with boats for over 55 years and sailed for halve that and currently sail in the Costa 'North Sea'

Also for those interested after five years research I wrote two papers on 'History of the Colvic Watson Motor Sailer' anyone wanting a copy please PM me.
Dear Mike, Please contact me as I have a '79 CW 25'6" on hard standing down the coast from you at Saltfleet/North Somercotes. I would greatly appreciate any makers/owners manual copies, specs, layout etc. Anything at all. I only have the BMC1800 engine manual. She is sound but am working on fettling bilge plates and rudder plate/post assembly/linkage etc. Many thanks. Patrick
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Re: Hello to Colvic Watson Owners

Hello Patrick

Sorry not to have replied earlier but I was in Turkey and did not have my pass word with me to log in.

Send me you e-mail address to me mike@colvicwatson.com
and I will send you some information no problem.
What's the name of your boat and do you know the hull number.

Do you know what model the engine is?

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Dear Mike, Please contact me as I have a '79 CW 25'6" on hard standing down the coast from you at Saltfleet/North Somercotes. I would greatly appreciate any makers/owners manual copies, specs, layout etc. Anything at all. I only have the BMC1800 engine manual. She is sound but am working on fettling bilge plates and rudder plate/post assembly/linkage etc. Many thanks. Patrick
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