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New Members Say Hello Here / Re: Spitfire 9 FT speedboat
« Last post by BN on January 07, 2021, 09:05:56 PM »
Hi Nick, The Spitfire is a lovely little boat to restore. Is it the inboard or outboard? The safest is about 25hp, but if you have a 4 stroke, they are far heavier than the 2 stroke.

Re the rubber fendering, Walker Rubber in Norfolk are brilliant: https://www.walker-rubber.co.uk/

If you have not seen it, this is the link to my Spitfires, both inboard and outboard: http://www.oldspeedboats.co.uk/spitfire-restoration-inboard-2/

On the main web, you will see my restorations are rebuilds of the boats. The steering is pulley and cable for the outboard, but I converted mine to 'push/pull.

Take a look and ask when you have seen the ideas on the main web. BN
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New Members Say Hello Here / Spitfire 9 FT speedboat
« Last post by Nick Booth on January 07, 2021, 01:31:12 PM »
Hello i have an old 9 ft Spitfire speedboat, the body work is ok. Has steering wheel, seats and visor, however the large trim going round the boat has fallen off can i buy this or is there a strong glue? Also can anybody help me what engine and size would work, also no throttle lever and attachment, so needs some information on parts for it, also the best paint to use on a respray Thanks Nick
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Boats / Re: reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
« Last post by alanr on December 07, 2020, 12:40:01 PM »

 Just seen this post.
Your boat is circa 1972/3 and is fitted with the 741 colorado jet unit.
We stopped fitting Mangoletsi engines about 1971 and started fitting
Watermota engines painted blue. After 1973 we fitted CT Marine engines
which were painted red.
Alanr
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Jet Star Restoration / Re: Jetstar boats
« Last post by BN on November 30, 2020, 07:59:59 PM »
Hello again Alan.Unable to post my pictures of my Jetstar because they are too large,but I could e mail them to you.My e mail address is rcclayden@hotmail.com Hope to hear from you soon. Best Regards Bob Clayden.

Download the free Fotosizer it is great: www.fotosizer.com/
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New Members Say Hello Here / Re: Hi from Jaws of Padstow, Cornwall
« Last post by BN on November 30, 2020, 07:57:50 PM »
I think the speedboats of Padstow were all monsters. One was a Russian speed boat as well I believe. They were sold on to many seaside venues as they became older. Great series of boat though.
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New Members Say Hello Here / Re: Hi from Jaws of Padstow, Cornwall
« Last post by alanr on November 30, 2020, 06:23:44 PM »

 Hi Dave
 As we were the importers for Castoldi jet drives I remember
supplying an 06 jet for a commercial wooden speedboat at
Padstow which was called Apollo Jet. Do you remember it?

 Alanr
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Jet Star Restoration / Re: Jetstar boats
« Last post by Bob1 on November 30, 2020, 11:35:28 AM »
Hello again Alan.Unable to post my pictures of my Jetstar because they are too large,but I could e mail them to you.My e mail address is rcclayden@hotmail.com Hope to hear from you soon. Best Regards Bob Clayden.
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Jet Star Restoration / Re: Jetstar boats
« Last post by Bob1 on November 27, 2020, 03:17:07 PM »
Hello again Alan.Limited information available at the moment as the boat is still at the Carnies lake down at Bradwell.I am unable to get it due to covid restictions. She has Stardust painted down each side.originally had twin fuel tanks and a Jaguar engine.She came back to you for various modifications at some time.I have some information from my Father in Law Tony Skingley who I think you may remember?Hope to hear from you soon, Take Care. Regards Bob Clayden.
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Boats / Re: reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
« Last post by Bob1 on November 24, 2020, 10:26:30 PM »
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Boats / Re: reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
« Last post by Bob1 on November 24, 2020, 10:25:57 PM »
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