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Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi Brianaro, many thanks for that. i am about to go and check that out. As well as my old 70's wooden Precedent Huntsman, I also have an MFA Spearfish still in the box not touched yet. I had one back in the 80's with an Irvine 61 in it and it was a great fun boat. I did plan to do the same again with it but with the constant banning of using IC engines on the ponds around area's in the UK I suppose it will end up brushless. I know they are if not faster then IC now but the cost battery wise, now being retired the funds aren't as easily found now. The sad part is I still have 2 new SC 91's, 1 new SC 61 and a Irvine 120 all still new, never been run. I think there might also be an Irvine 61 that has no box. As well as a Zenoah 26c all pimped up in purple only run in ready to be put in a boat. Shed full of both engines and boats, some boats still new in the boxes still waiting to be built. Hopefully I will get to build them before I pop me clogs.

Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 by Brianaro Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
Hello Boatshed. There is lots of information and picture of the real Fairey products on faireyownersclub.co.uk there are some books listed there too. I’ve been making the President kit and gained lots of detail information from the club and the author of one of the books Good luck

Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Very nice, Thanks, I love them.

Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 by steve-d Commander   Posted: 17 days ago
A small selection. I have plenty, mail me if you want more. Steve

Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
I am a great fan of the Fairey Boats I have a Precedent Huntsman model and would love to see a couple or three pictures of a real life one. Last time I saw one was back in the early 1970's on it's way out of Newhaven harbour.

Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 by steve-d Commander   Posted: 18 days ago
Yes I have some pictures. Why the question? Steve

Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Have you got any pictures of Fridays Child?

Does anybody recognise this old boat by ChrisG Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
She looks to me like a scratch built project on the lines of Fairey Huntsman/Swordfish although from some angles has the look of an early Broads cruiser. Whatever with some TLC I am sure she will both look and sail well. The Fairey designs were very popular craft in fact still are and the designs were copied a lot 'back in the day' Good luck and please post some pictures when you have completed her. Regards Chris G

Cooling coil by ChrisF Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Good to see another Fairey. What size is your Huntsman? I'm busy scratch building three different Faireys at the moment and the Huntsman 31 will be a future project. I've got one of the Precedent 46" but it's too big and heavy really. Chris

aeronaut classic by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I am also upgrading the prop shaft, I have purchased a 4mm shaft to use that has a decent outer casing. All other boats I have built the side chine rails have all bee 1/4 x1/4 inch rails. I am just so disappointed with some of the substandard use of certain parts. I just feel for the price they are cutting costs to up their profits on the boat. I have built a few of the older AeroKits like the RAF crash tender, Sea commander, Sea Queen and Sea Hornet as well as the Precedent Fairey Huntsman, and these all have a substantial set of side rail to fit and even the bulk head pieces are a much better thickness of ply. I would just not recommend the Aeronuat kits to anyone myself now. I was just going to fit a standard Gruapner speed 400 motor in but still unsure. I was thinking maybe a brushless may just be a bit overpowering her. but as I say still unsure, I may put in a brushless yet who knows. Keep us informed on here as to you progress I am keen to see your finished model. I suspect yours will be finished well before mine as I have shelved the build for now. Happy modelling.

Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
They are a great looking craft, I am restoring one myself, please be aware that red paint may contain lead, so wear a mask while sanding. My restoration is of a old Fibre glass hull I intend to install twin rudders and motor shafts and go brushless, I am building the superstructure from scratch with some help from old plans. I want to have a swordsman type cabin.

Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 by steve-d Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
This is a refurb. I built her from MM plan 1061 many years ago and recently found her in the loft so she has likely been up there for 19 years. The basic construction is OK but the paint is peeling and large chunks came off when I tried to pull her out of the carry cradle. She had no name and was in a basic colour scheme but I plan to now paint and detail her as Friday's Child which is registered Southampton and lives in Yarmouth IOW. I've started sanding but it is going to take a while.

Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1 by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Fairey Huntsman 31 aft cockpit 2 berth classic sports cruiser it will be then, sorry about the spelling will correct if possible. Length: 31’3” Beam: 9’6” Draft: 2’10” Displacement: 4.5 Tons

Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1 by ChrisF Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
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.

Fairey Hunsman renovation part 1 by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
I was lucky to be able to get myself a fibre glass hulled Fairey 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 'Fairey 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. Dimensions LOA: 28' 10" (8.8m) LWL: ~24' 10" (~7.6m) Beam: 8' 9" (2.66m) Draught: 2' 6" (0.76m) Displacement: 8160lbs (3710kg)