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Mr Parris and helper

The South London Club flourished at its home water Brockwell Park during the inter war years. One of the regular competitors during this period was S9, Mr Parris with his series of 'Wasp' boats. 'Wasp III' is an archetypal boat of the 30s with the single step scow hull and 25/30cc four stroke motor. Many of these were versions of a commercial design by fellow club member F.N. Sharp. The most common alteration to the standard motor was a more efficient, radial valve cylinder head as fitted here.

This photo came via pulse jet exponent Dick Hart from the family of the late Fred Carter, engine builder extraordinaire.

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