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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Mersea island boat
Mersea island boat
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Forum Posts: 24
3rd Jul 2017 07:46  
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A model of boats which seem common on mersea island.Does anyone know anything about them?.

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Forum Posts: 96
3rd Jul 2017 09:50  
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Don't know anything about them but I love the lines of the model. Is it scratch built or did it come as as a kit?


Forum Posts: 1
3rd Jul 2017 10:28  
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Could be the River Cruiser Dubarry, plans are still available.


Forum Posts: 111
3rd Jul 2017 12:22  
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What a lovely shaped boat I bet that cut through the water with ease.


Forum Posts: 24
4th Jul 2017 15:14  
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Yes the Dubarry looks very similar and it says it was based on a thorneycroft.These were diagonally planked as were the full sized ones in the pics.Did not realise they were twin screw as they were afloat!.The chine hull was easier.The engine (A Westbury hybrid with bent pushrods!)is not very powerful but still gives more than scale speed.The bottom end is Westbury mated to an unknown top end,spark is by a car coil and 6v battery and allows a really slow tickover you can almost count the revs and a reliable pick up but seems to be flat out at 3500 rpm so with a bigish prop seems a good motor for the boat just wish I could stop it leaking oil!(crankcase pressure even with a 1/4" breather!)