Photo of the
Arthur Cockman with 'Ifit 9'
'Ifit 9' was the last of a very long series of flash steam hydroplanes built and run by Arthur Cockman. It was featured in Pitbox in February this year having reappeared fifteen years after being sold at auction and effectively vanishing. The good news is that it is being restored to running condition with a new pump assembly shown above. News from Kevin just in is that the engine is now running and the boat is looking superb. Also in the top photo is Tom Dalziel with 'Naiad', which is also still in existence.
Thanks to Kevin Ridley for
regular updates on the restoration and the photos.