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Re: BN's - Mitcham Marine Spitfire
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2019, 11:45:56 AM »
And of course on the water on Saturday !! ;D

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Re: BN's - Mitcham Marine Spitfire
« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2019, 03:44:43 PM »
No the best shot, but was in a dark garage. This is the cockpit shot of my Mitcham Spitfire after restoration and conversion of outboard from tiller to remotes and steering wheel.
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Re: BN's - Mitcham Marine Spitfire
« Reply #47 on: May 07, 2020, 08:24:45 AM »
During the 'lock down' here in England, I have been experimenting with the wheel configuration of my tiny Mitcham Spitfire (outboard version) trailer.

I know the 8" wheels are OK, but then I tried the twin axle which was a disaster on such a small boat. It basically pitched where a heavy boat would absorb the weight. I used the lightest suspension and it still failed. I wanted to use the 4 wheels for safety in case of a puncture on a decent journey.

So during the long time at home, I decided to put 10" wheels on like I have on my Spitfire (jet version) as I know they work. This will allow me to travel a long distance with more absorption of pot holes and terrible roads when we are free  :D

Having said all that, I think the 4 wheel version does look cool  8)
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Re: BN's - Mitcham Marine Spitfire
« Reply #48 on: May 07, 2020, 10:26:19 PM »
that said, if you could've got smaller maybe sand tyres? they would've had softer sidewalls?
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Re: BN's - Mitcham Marine Spitfire
« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2020, 08:08:04 AM »
that said, if you could've got smaller maybe sand tyres? they would've had softer sidewalls?

Now you tell me  ;) So the next change is to be some sand tyres  :D The problem is, I am locked down and cannot go anywhere, so I am now modifying an old trailer into a decent one to take away all the rubbish I have turned out during the lock-down  :D
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Re: BN's - Mitcham Marine Spitfire
« Reply #50 on: May 08, 2020, 09:49:15 AM »
The combination of  Mini 4 x 4 (Jimny) and Mini Speedboat on a four wheel trailer looks absolutely superb - Perfect proportions  ;D

On a side note ...... don't spend too much time on the trailer for the tip ........ Up here in Yorkshire the tips are due to open next week But " No trailers will be permitted" only rubbish carried inside the car can be taken and long ques are expected. The privately operated (council owned) tips up here are managed in a very frustrating and ill-considered  way.

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Re: BN's - Mitcham Marine Spitfire
« Reply #51 on: May 08, 2020, 09:08:07 PM »
The combination of  Mini 4 x 4 (Jimny) and Mini Speedboat on a four wheel trailer looks absolutely superb - Perfect proportions  ;D

On a side note ...... don't spend too much time on the trailer for the tip ........ Up here in Yorkshire the tips are due to open next week But " No trailers will be permitted" only rubbish carried inside the car can be taken and long ques are expected. The privately operated (council owned) tips up here are managed in a very frustrating and ill-considered  way.

Our tips charge for a trailer, even a tiny one  ???
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Re: BN's - Mitcham Marine Spitfire
« Reply #52 on: June 05, 2020, 08:14:49 AM »
How about this idea. When I was restoring this Mitcham jet boat, I placed it on my build buggy and I think it has the potential for an brilliant amphibious sports vehicle, do you?
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Re: BN's - Mitcham Marine Spitfire
« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2020, 10:07:09 PM »
can't see it catching on.... unless that jet drive turns into a proper jet engine?  :o
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Re: BN's - Mitcham Marine Spitfire
« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2020, 12:20:38 PM »
can't see it catching on.... unless that jet drive turns into a proper jet engine?  :o

Spoil sport, I thought it was a brilliant idea  :( ;)
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1958 Dowty Turbojet
1965 Mitcham Jetboat
1968 Mitcham OB