Classic 1966 Fletcher Arrow speedboat project, with all fibreglassed marine ply and trailer (see last pic, includes recently greased bearings)This is an easy project supplied with original seats, pitot tube and speedo instruments, whale manual bilge pump, original Aqua Marine steering wheel and cable drum, cable sheaves, windscreen surrounds, a paper windscreen template and replacement new-old-stock zamak Aqua Marine bow handle and fairleads (in original packaging). The back to back seats are included, as well as the original vinyl material used for the dash, as are all the wood sections I saved. The hull and deck are original gelcoat and are in overall excellent condition for it’s age. The 60s gelcoat has colour transference issues – this is common on all the reds, yellows and oranges of that period, and shows under certain lights, but it polished up well. I was not going to paint the boat, as it would ruin the originality and well maintained gelcoat is much better than paint for durability and water resistance. The transom is sound and is capable of supporting up to a 50hp Mercury of the type shown attached. The trailer is a Tyrone Snell (Penryn) T350 with newish uprated 500kg suspension units and good tyres (see last picture of actual trailer). An older spare wheel is included. I towed this 190miles last week and it tows well with a load. The rotten floor was stripped out and the hull has been prepped for a 12mm marine ply replacement. Included in the sale a prepared section of professionally fibreglassed 8ftx12mm ply and 3 other sections of 8ftx12mm ply for the central and outer stringers and kickboard. The polyester resin, MEK and fibreglass matting to complete the job will also be included in the sale.Formally a Trent Powerboat and Ski Club boat. It had obviously been well cared for and kept covered, but the floor had rotted in a few sections. N.Fletcher designed the Arrow V130 in the early 1960s, to replace the modern 12ft and 14ft flat bottomed Arrows he’d been
building since the turn of that decade. The V130 (and V149, outboard
V170 and the inboard V153 and V172) had an interesting hull design to
deflect the bow wave and create a boat quick to plane. They are deep V, so handle choppy water – the 17 foot range made then are still great rough water boats.
The V130 is a very rare boat, which means it’ll be worth more
renovated than turned into a fishing boat. The V130 was ultimately
replaced by the Fletcher Arrow V139 of which there are 1000s still
available. The V130 was raced in the runabout class in 1964/65 – they
were mostly powered by the popular 50hp Mercury 44cu.in motor of that
period and top speed, depending on load and prop pitch, is around the
early 40mph range. The boat is available for collection very near Coleford, Glos. You’ll need to bring a lighting board and straps. Any questions please ask.
Current Price: £349.00
This Classic Fletcher Arrow V130 Speedboat Project & Trailer boat is located in Coleford, and is being sold on eBay by mtbigbag.