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Ships boats where are they now?

BONNACON

Midshipman
Trying to find info on ships boats from the 60's and 70's up to the point they were landed post Falklands.
Who made the motor cutters (I think they were 32") and the whalers.
Also Bristol and the carriers had a larger flat bottomed ships boat.
Anyone with pics of them now, possibly civvy owned.
 

murchadh

Newbie
32 inch cutters? Spinal Tap Class...
I doubt whether the records you seek will have passed review yet, and even if they have been processed, may not have been retained. Naval Historical Branch has some earlier 20th Century (up to the forties iirc) ships' boats records, but they were 'saved from a skip' and are incomplete
 

AAF

War Hero
4 boats on GMD, Huntress the officers boat, 2 crew boats and seaboat, crew boats and seaboat powered by Enfield HO2's, maybe Foden FD 4/6 in Huntress. Cold start for the Enfield you had to use ether canister to get the thing going, seaboat was hand cranked and always gave your arm a kick when it backfired on ether start. Often wondered where all those boats ended up.

Edited to add,,,reading janners link it was probably Perkins engines in the Huntress.
 
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janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
There are 3 or 4 Huntress's running out of Weymouth as Bass fishing boats, they don't look anything like they did when the mob had them, all of the upper works stripped off and a forward wheel house added.

A mate of mine had, until recently, a fully original Huntress, also kept at Weymouth, He sold it recently and I don't know where it is now.

There is a Fairey owners club The Fairey Owners Club
 

NAVAL GAZER

Newbie
Bump. Anyone know of an RN sea boat. Whaler,launch, etc for sale? Older the better although something off a type 12 or later with provenience would be good an earlier ships boat would be good. I'm looking for a project with a bit of history. As long as it is seaworthy I will consider it.
 

Sumo

War Hero
There are 3 or 4 Huntress's running out of Weymouth as Bass fishing boats, they don't look anything like they did when the mob had them, all of the upper works stripped off and a forward wheel house added.

A mate of mine had, until recently, a fully original Huntress, also kept at Weymouth, He sold it recently and I don't know where it is now.

There is a Fairey owners club The Fairey Owners Club
@janner would your mate be called Dave?
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
He prefers David, but probably the same man, He's hoping to have the use of another boat this year.
 

Sumo

War Hero
We worked together at BAE Lyons Way
Very nice man.
He brought an ex pusser engine for his boat unused out of stores, he was hoping for more speed, that did not happen, I explained he would need to run it in, and then it still may not be faster, he also changed his prop, that also slowed him down. He was a boat man, transport for the 2012 Olympics.
 
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