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rallies and events, spare parts, remanufactured components,
restoration reports from members, and so on.
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- "Miss Pilgrim" (added
Back in 2010 an advert appeared on eBay for a heavily modified Simmonds Ski Boat,
and it duly went through the auction process. Nothing more was heard of the distinctive
boat, in its red, white and blue livery, until an email arrived over Christmas.
very little had been done to the boat since the
sale, but it had been spotted in a field in the Lake
District. Some investigative work by the finder tracked
down the owner and a deal was agreed. So, "Miss
Pilgrim" changed hands again, and the plan
now is to complete a thorough and faithful restoration
of the boat, which may start with a new windscreen
. . .
Pillars (added January 2012)
One of our members has gone to the expense of having
new castings made for the screen uprights on the
Simmonds, and is now prepared to remanufacture these.
These are one-off and made to order, so don't come
cheap, but a full set is going to be around
£150. They will be supplied unpolished.
might be a discount for bulk ordering, if two or
more members can get together at the same time. If
you might be interested in new screen uprights, please contact
Quadrant (added January 2012)
As above, the same member has also invested in castings
for the Simmonds steering quadrant. This is the relatively
small casting that rotates the action of the steering
mechanism through 90 degrees.
sides of the casting are shown above. Price for one
of these on application - please ask.
(added January 2012)
Although since sold, also available was a period throttle
lever controller, removed from a restored Simmonds.
The backing plate and other components were solid
brass, with a bobble grip with milled circumference.
mounting plate had sustained a small amount of damage
to two of the mounting holes (as illustrated), but
this was repairable. We have left the images here
as (possibly) useful reference.