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Nigel Taily 112/03/2021 18:19:58
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I was on Fleabay and bid on a kit that looks like a Fairey Huntsman 31. Possibly 1970-1980

Does anyone know what model kit it is?

It is 48" long (1230 mm) long and 15 inches (385mm) wide

It has part numbers stamped in red 42,48 etc. The glazing looks like perspex not modern polycarbonate.

Cockpit

Part 42 Engine mount marked in red.

Big Boat

Thanks in advance, Nigel

Chris Fellows12/03/2021 21:59:18
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Hi Nigel

The only kit manufacturer at that time who made a Huntsman 31 was Precedent and it is their 46.5" long version at a scale of 1:8. Your example is missing the pulpit rail and screen though.

Chris

Edited By Chris Fellows on 12/03/2021 22:24:10

Nigel Taily 116/03/2021 17:54:33
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Thank you Chris. It's sad news about Dave Milbourne. He helped me out with my first Fairey rebuild as a complete amateur. He was super helpful.

Now I have another grandson and so I need another boat.

I'm glad it's a Precedent as it gives it some providence.

I am looking to buy some piano wire for the pulpit.

The screen I will make myself as I did on my first build.

I think that it needs two motors for authenticity and two props.

Thanks so much for your reply,

Nigel

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