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Offline Bob1

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reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
« on: October 28, 2020, 07:27:52 PM »
and its Trailer. all in good working order and has only ever been used in lakes (No Salt) The only reason I am selling is I need the room for my next restoration a Jetstar 520. It has the original Ford 3.1 engine. Not sure what the 390 and trailer is worth so any offers?
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Re: reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2020, 10:25:20 PM »
Hi Bob, as they say pictures speak a thousand words !!  Sorry, I've no idea what it's worth, but which engine / jet drive has it got, condition etc,etc...  thanks... Mark 
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Re: reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2020, 06:46:41 PM »
I has the Ford 1600 GT Mexico Engine through to the Clutch By a Hardy Spicer flexible drive shaft to a Hamilton jet unit.When we bought this it was just the bare hull with the engine laying in the bottom. The engine had been fully refurbed by a Ford mechanic. We managed to locate some engine mountings and get the engine in place,we fitted a clutch so we could run the engine out of the water without burning the jet unit out. Next thing was make up the drive shaft.Then getting the bulkhead pressed up,then find the steering cable and fit,then get a windscreen made up then fitted,Make up the sundeck and get upholstered.Make and fit the seat base and get upholstered.Believe me there was lots of trial and error. There is lots more I could tell you like the trailer over haul new wheels tyres. But it is now a fully sorted craft. She will pull two skiers and always has a full service every year. Her name is "Mikara" I have all receipts for parts purchased. Photos to follow.

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Re: reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2020, 11:12:34 PM »
Hi Bob
Where are you? I might be interested, I used to build the Marinized Ford 1600 Xflow engines at Mangoletsi
back in the 60's !!!! We used to supply Bluebird Marine

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Re: reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2020, 09:39:31 AM »
Sorry about the delay,We are in Witham in Essex.

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Re: reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2020, 11:21:36 AM »
Slightly off topic but I’ve got what I think is a very original Jetstar ‘400’ with a Ford 4cyl crossflow engine. I’ve owned it for nearly 20 yrs but have only got as far as a full strip down of the boat to bare hull and and engine rebuild. I was in contact with a gentleman called Alan Robinson who I believe built the boats originally... He was a source of great knowledge. Not sure if he’s still on the forum. I would be interested to find out more about the engine as at the time of the rebuild I was struggling to find out much about the marinisation. It does/did have some ‘watermota’ parts (water pump and manifold...)

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Re: reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2020, 01:08:49 PM »
Slightly off topic but I’ve got what I think is a very original Jetstar ‘400’ with a Ford 4cyl crossflow engine. I’ve owned it for nearly 20 yrs but have only got as far as a full strip down of the boat to bare hull and and engine rebuild. I was in contact with a gentleman called Alan Robinson who I believe built the boats originally... He was a source of great knowledge. Not sure if he’s still on the forum. I would be interested to find out more about the engine as at the time of the rebuild I was struggling to find out much about the marinisation. It does/did have some ‘watermota’ parts (water pump and manifold...)

We are very pleased to have Alan with us and a very valuable person he is. Also we have a strong Jetstar following on the forum, so you should get all the answers you want. BN
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Re: reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2020, 01:19:14 PM »
BN Can I Post photos of my Boat that I have for sale?

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Re: reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2020, 09:57:25 AM »
BN Can I Post photos of my Boat that I have for sale?

Yes you can, but only put about 4. We have a limit but 4 should be ok.
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Re: reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2020, 09:51:16 PM »
For more information phone me on 07719144204.

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Re: reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2020, 07:14:04 PM »
For more information phone me on 07719144204.

Have you tried placing a picture or two?
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Re: reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
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Re: reluctantly selling my Bluebird Jetstar 390.
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