id please (boat in The Great Gatsby)

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Joris, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Joris
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  2. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Hi Joris,

    Here's a bigger pic for a better view at the boat.

    Alas this info about the 2000 built John L. Hacker designed 27' Dolphin runabout ‘‘The Great Gatsby’’ goes without a pic, so I don't know if it's related.

    Good Luck !
     
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    A quick look around suggests it is a reproduction of the Hacker Craft Lorraine of 1924. Front engine rear cockpit arrangement was rare at the time. Plans are available, it seems.
     
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Looks like the boat, or at least a close guess [​IMG]

    Here's a 1/4 scale (48" length*) model of Hacker's Lorraine. * means original length = 16'
    Here's a 1931 Century Thunderbolt Hydroplane of similar setup, but she has an extra front hatch as first clear difference.
     
  5. Joris
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    Thanks all, i've compared with the plans from the runabout book because i'm building the 20' Hacker "Gladys" and would love to find more pictures of this particular boat to get some inspiration for my deck and interieur.
     
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    From the: Vintage Race Boat Shop ---> Sold Department ---> Scroll down, and you'll find a Hacker "Gladys" with some pictures . . :)

    I'll copy the info + pics to save it here for you . . . :idea:
    - thumbnails as posted full in the quote -
     

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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    BTW, the boat in the opening post being a 4 seater I think she's larger than Hacker's 16' Lorraine and his 20' Gladys which are both 2 seaters in the posted pics.
     
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Maybe that extra front hatch hides an extra front seat like in this Hacker design, don't know the type or size of the boat, and don't know if a 20' Hacker Gladys has enough room and buoyancy in the bow for such a feature . . . ? ?
     

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    Angélique,

    Thank you for those links, especially the ones with the Gladys-replica. I hadn't found any pictures of this model until now. It's nice to see the boat i'm building.
    (i do think it's a four-seater in the pictures as per plan)

    While looking for idea's and inspiration for the deck and interior i came across a few nice things but i can help being curious about the interior on the boat used in the Greta Gatsby movie. I literally found nothing about it. Makes me wonder if the boat actually exists? They can do all sorts of crazy things with computer animation so maybe it's just a special effect and not an actual boat?

    Joris
     
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