Miss Britain III

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Re: Miss Britain III

Post by Mike Bull » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:33 am

Well in the second picture there, the '2' obviously doesn't touch the circle and has no bottom stroke at all! Just a pants paint job I guess.

What does Len think?
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Re: Miss Britain III

Post by malcolm uk » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:33 pm

I might just concede a difference between the numbers on the two sides of the craft, but the clearest pictures shows that on the starboard it is a '7'. :o
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Re: Miss Britain III

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:49 pm

Hmm - does this mean we've built it all the wrong shape? The K7 in those pictures doesn't look like what we've made.
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Re: Miss Britain III

Post by f1steveuk » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:11 pm

It's a "2", always was, Scott=Paine was actually told to get rid of the stylised "2" and makeit more clearly a "2" . The reason it was originally done was that MGBIII was going for the off shore record, the outright record was an after thought, and much like K3 was, for a time, Z/K30, MGBIII was Z/K7, changed later to the "unlimited" reg'. Fred Cooper had a lot of input into the design, but Scott-Paine wasn't one to share the limelight, but Cooper's input is clear when comparing the stern to K3.
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Re: Miss Britain III

Post by malcolm uk » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:32 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:Hmm - does this mean we've built it all the wrong shape? The K7 in those pictures doesn't look like what we've made.
Clearly 34 years in the water distorted something Bill .................... but whatever shape it is, a 'K7' can take part in a proving trial on Coniston Water ............ (almost).
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Re: Miss Britain III

Post by Black Knight » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:37 pm

f1steveuk wrote:It's a "2", always was, Scott=Paine was actually told to get rid of the stylised "2" and makeit more clearly a "2" . The reason it was originally done was that MGBIII was going for the off shore record, the outright record was an after thought, and much like K3 was, for a time, Z/K30, MGBIII was Z/K7, changed later to the "unlimited" reg'. Fred Cooper had a lot of input into the design, but Scott-Paine wasn't one to share the limelight, but Cooper's input is clear when comparing the stern to K3.

I've seen photo's of K3 as Z/K30, white lettering on a black background.

So the MGBIII photo's are probably taken while still Z/K7????

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Re: Miss Britain III

Post by f1steveuk » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:18 am

I'm going from memory, so the usual disclaimers apply, but I think when the reg' was changed the "Z" was painted out and the infinity added (as per the photo's) and the "7" was merely converted to a "2", badly!!
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Re: Miss Britain III

Post by Techteam » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:31 am

Another possible answer with no research or proof is that instead of removing K2 completely it was modified to actually read a race class R7, inboard over 7.0 litres for a race or different record attempt. Wild flight of fancy as I don't know when the R classes were introduced but possible?

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