# New Dormoy Bathtub (Kimbrel) pictures

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#### FritzW

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I went and looked at a Kimbrel version of a Dormoy Bathtub today. It's for sale in Silver City, NM. The owner passed away so his son-in-law is selling it. They're asking $5k (negotiable). I knew I wasn't going to buy it (not enough leg room for me) so I didn't see how far down he was willing to go on the price. ...but new 'barn find' pictures are always fun The wings are in this steel box and it we would have needed to remove 100+ screws to take a look at them. ...my heart sank when I saw the center row of screws, I hope they didn't tear up the wing. #### Tiger Tim ##### Well-Known Member Too bad about not fitting, I guess that means I can’t get a Flying Bathtub either. Looks like an excellent start for someone (small) who wants one though. #### erkki67 ##### Well-Known Member Think about a slightly bigger concept but more like a SkyScout. #### TFF ##### Well-Known Member A hacksaw and a torch can fix those problems. #### bmcj ##### Well-Known Member HBA Supporter A hacksaw and a torch can fix those problems. Or a couple of we’ll placed holes in the bottom. #### TFF ##### Well-Known Member I figured that's how you stop. #### pwood66889 ##### Well-Known Member I went and looked at a Kimbrel version of a Dormoy Bathtub today. It's for sale in Silver City, NM. The owner passed away so his son-in-law is selling it. They're asking$5k ...but new 'barn find' pictures are always fun!
Wings are in this steel box and .. we would have needed to remove 100+ screws to take a look at them. I hope they didn't tear up the wing.
Do have the Banty Plans and description from 1989. They say good things about the tub. The wings are probably the same sticks as used in the Banty.
Barn finds have to be exceptionally well priced, though, because of the chances one takes. However, the engine may be worth the money.

Percy in NW FL, USA

#### FritzW

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I think Mike Kimbrel must be a pretty small guy, the Banty is pretty tight also.

Your right about barn finds, they're a 'pig in a poke'. If the seller had said \$1,000 I would have taken it home.

Erkki,
I thought about a tall boy tub but, like you, I think 'sit on top' is the way to go.

#### fmartin_gila

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If I still lived in Globe, Az. this would be very tempting.

Fred

#### pwood66889

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I think Mike Kimbrel must be a pretty small guy, the Banty is pretty tight also.
He was, Fritz, IIRC from that 89 visit. The information I got noted that he had soloed his son in the `tub which could explain some of the sizing.
He did fly the Banty for me - that's why I sprung for the plans. I still have them and they are well done.
Percy

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