After 5 years without a Fairey I have taken the plunge again for what will be my 4th Fairey. We have just purchased the half completed project Dawn Patrol an ex military Spear powered by a pair of Ford Dover engines.She sadly became available after the owner of the last 20 years passed away. Many thanks to all the usual suspects for relevant advice received and about to be given! I will attempt some pictures if someone can advise the process.Regards Ian
I had a look at Dawn Patrol in the shed at Soar a few months ago. A local chap told me about it, as it had gone missing from Salcombe for some time. Some good work had been done. The engines were out and non matching One was sound the other not I was told.. The boat was very strongly built, more so than a Spearfish. The work had become moribund , though the owner was not selling. Very pleased to hear it has been bought. It will make a lovely Spearfish David
"the engines were out and non matching one was sound the other not I was told"... They both started on the button when tested on pallets. Same result two days later first thing in the morning from a cold start.
Edited by - Folly Reach on 22 October 2018 05:33:50