RESTORATION PROJECT OF THE STRIP DOWN AND REBUILD OF BN’s 1958 DOWTY JET BOAT

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Pictures showing the old original trailer and the production of the new one I made. I chose to make the trailer for best purpose, rather than copy the original which was too heavy, too bulky and just not good. Even a Suzuki Jimney can legally tow the boat now, with braked trailer and boat coming in at just under 1 tonne.

Trailers are a problem with boat owners and I have always started with the trailer, because without it, you go nowhere. The Dowty weighs in with Zephyr engine at 1350 lbs dry (no fuel or accessories etc) (612 kg). With the trailer at 330lbs (151 kg) a total dry weight of 763 kg (1682lbs) . The Jimney can tow 1.1 tonne (2425 lbs) and it is ideal for local work to and from the lake and rivers nearby.