RESTORATION PROJECT OF THE STRIP DOWN AND REBUILD OF BN’s 1958 DOWTY JET BOAT
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THIS WEB IS VERY MUCH A WORK IN PROGRESS, DURING THE REBUILD OF MY

DOWTY (HAMILTON) JET BOAT


Welcome to this somewhat different web site. Dedicated only to the History of Sir William Hamilton and the restoration of my 1958 Dowty (Buehler) (Hamilton) Jet Drive Boat.  There are no frills on the site, just facts. The boat was purchased about 5 years ago and slowly but surely it has come round after a lot of hard work in the process. The rebuild is now on the way and this site is to show the work. Not all the pictures are in sequential order yet, because the aim was to get pictures on the web for now. Much of the time has been taken in sourcing the items, resprays, electrics, engine rebuild, trailer build and waiting on specialist’s who obviously cannot drop their work for a one off project. (Continued below)


Dowty’s original picture of their 1958 jet boat

One of BN’s Dowty’s as purchased with Original Trailer

The specialists have been fantastic and have bent over backwards to assist (see gratitude page). The biggest job was dismantling the jet unit and getting parts made together with bushes, gaskets, seals etc. Much of the specialist work is hidden, which is a shame, but I will try to highlight the difficulties overcome. The next stage is resetting the unit as there are no guidelines to assist, so it is much trial and error and my limited knowledge of boats and engineering and lots of help from numerous friends and experts.

I HOPE THIS HELPS FUTURE DOWTY (BUEHLER) HAMILTON JET BOAT ENTHUSIASTS

ENJOY

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