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"NINNIE III" Ess-runabout 1935


Ninnie pic In shape

One of swedens numerous racer Gideon Forslund was also a designer, with his own boatyard. During the 1920th and 30th he delivered several models, the "Ess" (swedish for ace) was a what you might call a quite strong influence. The row model was of course the american runabouts from the early 20th to the mid 30th. The first"Ess", still going strong "Juanita" was delivered in 1929 and the last, as we know, "Nonourse in -59. No one really knows how many boats that was built. The Boat yard record, if there ever was one are since long gone. Gid Forslund even sold copys of his drawings to other boatbuilders and self-doers. Well, as mentioned Gid Forslund was not only yard owner and designer, his dedication for racing made him well-known as a man who knew what speed boats needed. He experimented a lot with the hull, trying to design the perfect hull for speeding. There was Hydro planes as well as more tame constructions like the hull of "NINNIE III". One of his ideas concider the angle of the propeller. He was quite shure that less angle of the out going shaft would increase mor speed using the same power and rotation.

In shape

Det som gör NINNIE III lite speciell är framför allt den välgjorda inredningen, speglar på såväl stolsocklar som skottväggar. Detta var inte så vanligt i dessa relativt billiga sportbåtar, ofta var inredningen mycket spartansk. Det yttre linjerna är starkt influerade av dåtidens amerikanska s.k. runabouts. Av de femtiotal Ess-båtar som tillverkades var nästan ingen den andra lik. Just detta ex. har mycket gemensamt med GarWood 22ft från -34 när det gäller skrovlinjerna. Dock hade ju som bekant den amerikanska båtarna oftast mindre vindrutor infästa i kromade beslag, något som inte passade vårt lite kyligare klimat. I övrigt kan man säga att dessa svenska runabouts var rena plagiat. Stoppade fasta skinnsäten var en annan detalj som inte kom att existera i sverige, kanske lika bra det med tanke på våra kalla vintrar som antagligen skulle göra livet kort för dylika.

Ninnie III side

Mahogny, gigantisk bakelitratt, vinkelmotor och vackert väder! Bilden t.v. visar Ninnie III i 25 knop under 2001.

"NINNIE III" invaldes i MYS-R, Motor Yacht Society 2001.

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"NINNIE III"

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Gideon Forslund
1935
Forslunds Varv
Hondurasmahogny
6,60 m
2,00 m
1,2 ton
FORD 3,0l V6/144hk
25/33 knop
MYS-Motor Yacht Society

Ägare:
Anna & Anders Jelving
Stockholm-Sverige



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