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Old 15th June 2013, 10:09
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Iam here to find as much as possable about Wells fishing boats.I spent every w/e there from the late 50s onwards so know the place like the back of my hand and the boats in and arround the Harbour
Esp looking to see if Remus F7 of Whistable currently in Brancaster can be saved for restoration before its to late.I was shocked to here the sad pliet of Romulas on here .

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Old 15th June 2013, 10:47
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On behalf of the 'SN Moderating Team', welcome aboard Wells Boi

I have moved your thread to Ship Research where you are more likely to receive replies as I explained in a PM with links of both ships which are here https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showth...hlight=Romulas

and here https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showth...ighlight=Remus

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Old 15th June 2013, 11:51
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Old 22nd June 2013, 10:53
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update

Have been informed that Romulas was built in 1954 and Remus 1955
and that there is a possable photo of one of them being launched of which iam looking into.
There is a youtube clip of both in there origanal varnished form
"Wells in the 1970s".Dont know how to link!!
Its only a short bit in the vid at high tide .Several shots.
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Old 27th June 2013, 09:51
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Faustulus has come into the search for Romulus & Remus.
Any info on this one .I remember it in wells sometimes.
Again i beleave owned by the Leggatts when new.
UPDATE
Just found that the no is F21 as mentionded on other thread .Built by R J Perkings in whitstable like Romulus & Remus.

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Old 18th July 2013, 15:28
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UPDATE.
Following succesfull fishing in the early 50s Alf & George Leggatt ordard three new boats from R.J.Perkins in Whitstable.
Romulus F6 reg no A16607 built in1954 and Remus F7 reg no A16608 was built in 1955 at a cost of 3,500 each and had Thorycroft engines and 39` long.
Faustalus F21 reg no A16618 cost 5,000 4cly Gardner engine.
All carvenal construcked and had pitch pine on oak frame.
Remus is still in Brancaster and Faustalus is in Whitstable.
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Old 23rd September 2013, 01:57
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Here is a pic that was kindly sent to me by the daughter of Alf Leggatt who was one of the brothers who had these built in 1954.The pic was taken in the early 1960s up the east quay and still in there origanal varished pitch pine on oak.
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Old 23rd September 2013, 01:59
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This is Remus today!!!
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Old 12th May 2014, 13:32
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Romulus

Here is a pic of Romulus comeing into wells harbour in the 80s
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my late ex, Paul Letzer, and myself bought the Remus from George Leggatt in 1974 (I think). We owned her for about 7 years. Paul fished for skate, then shrimps, and sprats when they were about. Also pair-fished with Romulus (Tony Fulford)
My fisherman son Simon has now aquired the Remus and wishes to restore her to her original state, ie rebuild the wheelhouse as it used to be. We are looking for clear photos to help him achieve this, which is how I found this thread.
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Old 23rd August 2015, 22:18
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Old 1st September 2019, 21:07
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I found this photo of Romulus in a flea market in Brighton. 1970s I think.
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