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Old 30 December 2009, 12:44   #11
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family had a huntsman 31 aft cockpit,when i was a nipper,cracking sea boat
Lucky chap. We had a 2 berth daft looking ply affair that looked as if 3 boxes had been stuck together. It had a late 70's Johnson 50 on it. We had loads of fun.
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Old 30 December 2009, 13:24   #12
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couple of pic's of stuff i've done, not ribs but i don't only do ribs, i know you guy's will forgive me
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Old 30 December 2009, 13:45   #13
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And the Fairey overdrive, now produced by Superwinch (I think?)
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Old 30 December 2009, 13:49   #14
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Basically, yes Nasher. Fairey Marine was created from Fairey Aviation in the late 40's as the demand for planes decreased for obvious reasons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairey_Aviation_Company


Don't forget Fairey winches which no self respecting LR owner would be seen without in the 70's.
Thanks Mollers, that's interesting.

I spoke my Mother earlier today and mentioned this.
As your link showed she corrected me in that she worked there in the late 50's not the early 60's.
Apparently her boss had a metal plate in his head from a war wound and if he upset her she'd slam the door on her way out of his office which would give him a headache

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Old 30 December 2009, 14:08   #15
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Hey Biff

Your first image reminded me that I ordered my copy of the round Britain 2008 book before X-mas, and it's not arrived yet.

Good looking Boats, and I'd expect very rewarding to work on.

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Old 30 December 2009, 15:11   #16
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Hey Biff

Your first image reminded me that I ordered my copy of the round Britain 2008 book before X-mas, and it's not arrived yet.

Good looking Boats, and I'd expect very rewarding to work on.

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the race boats wood, a lot of work on that one, bare hull refit, but very satisfying
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I like Fairey boats, Spitfire heritage with a racing pedigree.
My Grandfather flew those for you lads when you had your "spot of bother"
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Old 30 December 2009, 16:15   #18
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My Grandfather flew those for you lads when you had your "spot of bother"
But I assume he turned round when he was told ( by on of 'us' )the fan was at the front .............
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But I assume he turned round when he was told ( by on of 'us' )the fan was at the front .............
He experienced a rather unfortunate incident with the "fan", as it happens... one of his fitters walked into it .

You care to be less cryptic perhaps?
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Seriously - which company used the hulls of the big flying boats (thats my Grandad flew) & floats from the float planes as boat hulls ?
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