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Picture added on 11 October 2008
Looks like one of Davy Wilsons build, maybe his son Jimmy's, or did Issac have one as well?
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 13 October 2008
Bluebird. Built by the late davy wilson of ore burn lyness many moons ago. First engine was a model t ford. When isaac acquired her a 6hp poppet valve kelvin was fitted and later on a small german two stroke diesel, the first engine had a good turn of speed but the second and third were considerably slower. I understand that the engine that was in the second speed boat built by davy wilson was a lorry engine. Issac sold the bluebird on his retirement as harbour master at scapa some years ago now.
Added by Allan besant on 17 October 2008
If this is Isaac's boat then I have been on her, and yes at that time I would guess it was a small Kelvin that was in her. Isaac gave some of us who had been at a farm sale in Flotta a lift up to Longhope in this boat.
The speed boat Jimmy had was bigger maybe 20-22 feet and yes it may have been a lorry engine. I think it was side valve but it gave a good turn o speed. Dont think there was a reverse gear but maybe Im wrong on that.
Pity no one has o photo of her. What about you Beryl, dont you have something?
Added by John Budge on 17 October 2008
Any idea wheres she's been pittan oot tae graze Allan ?
Added by Crikes on 19 October 2008
Think she will be sitting at a house on the top side o the road just past Glenrae poultry farm in orphir.
Added by Allan besant on 21 October 2008
I believe that Jimmy's boat was called the Crusader.
Added by Allan Besant. on 23 January 2009
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