Dutchman tunnel boat

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by baldy, May 14, 2002.

  1. baldy
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    Has anybody ever heard of a dutchman tunnel boat, Ithink they were built in the early70's in ohio, any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jeff
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    I'm not familiar with them, but you might try asking Jim Russell - Jimboat(at)aeromarineresearch.com
     
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    Ah - there is an indirect mention at least in the offshore only forums in an excellent post by T2x:

    http://www.offshoreonly.com/forum/showthread.php?postid=169314&highlight=dutchman#post169314

     
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    Dutchman Tunnel Boats

    I am the owner of Dutchman Boats, Lima, Ohio..

    Business closed in 1972... for more info contact me at wmbsr1@aol.com

    William M. Blough, Sr.
     
  6. racer914
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    I have a 1971 Dutchman tunnel boat that I bought from the original owner in 1975.
     
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    Dutchman Tunnel Boats

    Dear Dave,
    It sure is unusual to be communicating with someone about the "Dutchman".
    Needless to say, it sure brings back a lot of memories.. I have a bunch of photo's if you Would like to see some of them i can make you an album and send it to you in a zip file.

    In the meantime here is the brochure that we used. It's the only one ever made.

    Drop me a note and tell me what you would like to know and I'll respond as quickly as I can..

    Thanks for the Interest...

    BILL
     

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    Bill,
    Thanks for your quick reply...I would love to see the pix....please send them to me, a Zip file is fine. My boat is the 17' Spoiler and looks just like the one in the brochure you posted. I am interested in the history of the company, how many boats were produced of each variety, etc. If you have a spare copy of the brochure, I would surely be interested in that. Kindest Regards,
    Dave
    racer914@earthlink.net
     
  9. Arcticracer
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    Barracuda Tunnel, 1970

    Hello from Alaska, this is my first post. I was searching on Tunnel boats and ended up here. I own a beautifully restored 1970 Barracuda Tunnel, it's 16', and looks a bit like the Dutchman showed above. If anyone knows anything about Barracuda Boats please post here. This boat has been in Fairbanks since 1970. It has been known to throw passengers right out in the drink it turns so sharp with earlier owners. When it is opened up a little the bow floats nice and high but it's not hard to control. GREAT in rough water. I am thinking about building a new wooden tunnel, and gathering information. I am attaching a couple pics. Thanks all!
     

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  10. Owner Bermico@MSN.com

    i had 2 of them back in the 70s. check out the web site and call me if you like.
     
  11. Jack Beatley
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    Dutchman Tunnel

    I owned several Dutchman Tunnel boats. Have several original brochures and knew the builder personally. Raced Dutchman for a period of 5 years.
     
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    Realy.. you knew him personally..

    what was his name... what is yours??
     
  13. wmbsr1
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    Please answer

    I am really interested to learn who you are and who you knew at the Dutchman plant..
    thanks.. BILL
     
  14. largecar91
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    Bill, I Sent You An E-mail. Any Photos Or Info Would Be Great. Barry
     

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    Dutchman Boats

    I know this is an old thread but some of you said you had pics of Dutchman Tunnel hulls. I would love to see them. I am restoring a 1970 Dutchman and would love to see some photos. I have a couple pics from the owner of the company and the sales pics. Thanks
     
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