Albatros 15

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A friend has just aquired an Albatros, circa 1953 ish.
I believe it to be the "smaller" one, with a side valve Ford eng.
100/ 105e?
Looks quite tidy. Is being renovated lightly to be used not looked at if You know what I mean.
One bit needed is an origional type steering wheel.
From memory looked like something off a Ford Zephyr or Prefect kinda bakelite jobby with 3 spokes.
Any Club or organisation that enjoys these little speedy boats that any of You Classic guys know about?
From memory again, were they built on the East coast somewhere?

Any info gratefully recieved Guys.
I really fancy a blast in the Little Blighter! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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Ta, bye the bye, found a Hulk but twas knacked.
Fell apart in me hands like a dead Sea Scroll!
Bog getting sorted.
Thanks.
K
Still looking bye the bye
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Thanks Ben. Popped in and Registered. What an interesting Forum.
Never get any work done now, 2 Forums to play on! /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif
 

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The Ford 100/105 engines were marinised by Watermota in the 60s, and fitted to a range of boats.

http://www.freemancruisers.com/contact/ is the specialist for the old Watermota series, and you will certainly be able to get most of the bits and pieces for the engine there. They are located at Moulsford, on the Thames. Freeman cruisers were fitted with Ford Watermotas as standard, and theres a surprising number still chugging around!
 

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I have a wooden one which I believe to be an early mock up or test build or even a rebuild I don't know, it has the Ford 120E engine with the modified front end timing cover. It came from somewhere in Anglesey. I have spoken to John Wright who had some thing to do with the company and I understand has in the last 2/3 years attempted to sell the business on with the last remaining bits he had. I could find out some more about that if you wish, a friend was interested but declined as the asking price was to much.
 
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