MTB

The photos show a Motor Torpedo Boat built for me by my father during the mid-1960's. As you will see, construction is entirely from plywood except for a few plastic fittings. I am pretty sure the model was built from a kit, but I have no idea who sold it - the model is 39ins. (1 metre) long.

If you have any knowledge of the source of the kit, please email me.

I have replaced the original I.C. engine with an 800 motor, running on 2x 6V, 4.5Ah Jelly Cells, and also replaced the original prop shaft, which was out of true, and the rudder tube (after a slight accident!)

I am now happy with the way the boat sails, but would like to do some renovation on the bodywork, etc, if I can find more details on what was originally produced.

The photos on the water show the boat at Tynemouth lake (Tyne & Wear), where I have now joined the Tynemouth MBC.

Dave Hunter [26.04.2006]


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