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>> Home > Boat Building Blogs > Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1
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Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1 Print Booklet
Author: CB90   Posts: 1   Photos: 4   Subscribers: 0   Views: 91   Responses: 6   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1 - Posted: 5th Aug 2018
I was lucky to be able to get myself a fibre glass hulled Fairly Huntsman 31 this is a model of the 31 ft Huntsman which converts to a scale of 1:11 which is a bit of a strange scale, the superstructure is in a poor state, so I am thinking it could now be changed to a 'Fairly Huntsman 28' which I think looks better.

Huntsman 28
The model 34 in long is close to 1:10scale at 34.6in

Some History
Four Huntsman 28's took part and competed in the 1969 Daily Telegraph / B.P. Round Britain powerboat race.
A Huntsman 28 'Fordspeed No 909' entered and completed the London - Monte Carlo race in 1972. Also the same boat set a new class speed record of 51.271 mph on Lake Windemere, in October 1973.
The hull is a deep V with single chine and spray rails. The construction was of laminated mahogany, the hulls were cooked in an oven to cure the glue.
The twin engines were placed mid ships.

LOA: 28' 10" (8.8m)
LWL: ~24' 10" (~7.6m)
Beam: 8' 9" (2.66m)
Draught: 2' 6" (0.76m)
Displacement: 8160lbs (3710kg)

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Response by ChrisF on the 6th Aug 2018
The hull of the 31 is much sleeker than that of the 28. By changing the superstructure you will have a Fairey Huntsman 31 Sport. Not many of these were sold as most 31's had the aft cabin.
Response by ChrisF on the 6th Aug 2018
Canabus - I bet Dave had a fit when he saw the spelling of Fairy on those instructions!!

Response by RNinMunich on the 6th Aug 2018
So do I Chris 😲