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Offline Madwelshman

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Hello, from Sunny(not) West Wales.
« on: November 17, 2020, 10:11:17 PM »
Hi folks, another newbie here.
I spent much of my childhood either in, or on the water in various craft.

My main boating interests these days are Dowty Turbocraft, Albatross and Fairey Marine boats, although, I don't own any of those, unfortunately.

Anyway, Hi  ;)

Will aka Madwelshman

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Re: Hello, from Sunny(not) West Wales.
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 07:13:12 PM »
Hi folks, another newbie here.
I spent much of my childhood either in, or on the water in various craft.

My main boating interests these days are Dowty Turbocraft, Albatross and Fairey Marine boats, although, I don't own any of those, unfortunately.

Anyway, Hi  ;)

Will aka Madwelshman

Hi and welcome to the Forum. You share my interest in the Dowty, though it can be frustrating to repair due to its design. A few of us have jet boats, some of which are Dowty's. Any help and advice on the Dowty is always welcome.

The Fairey Marine boats are brilliant, but rare now, another fascinating classic. BN
1953 Albatross
1958 Dowty Turbojet
1965 Mitcham Jetboat
1968 Mitcham OB

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Re: Hello, from Sunny(not) West Wales.
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 09:45:52 PM »
Hi BN,

Thank you for the warm welcome.

I missed out on buying a Dowty a few years ago. It had been converted to a Rover/Buick V8 instead of the Ford 6, but it sold before i had a chance to have a proper look at it and speak to the owner. Ah well.

Faireys, I'd love to own one, but out of my price range unfortunately, apart from model versions that is.

Will

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Re: Hello, from Sunny(not) West Wales.
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020, 07:15:02 PM »
There have been a couple of Dowty's for sale recently, but I will keep my ears open for any more.
1953 Albatross
1958 Dowty Turbojet
1965 Mitcham Jetboat
1968 Mitcham OB