My New Project. but can anyone identify the type of boat please?

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by stika-v6, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. stika-v6
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    stika-v6 Junior Member

    Hi im new to boating and this forum, i have just bought this boat. all i know is it comes with a jet drive and has a 3.0 Essex V6.
    Im struggling to work out what type of boat it is, i thought it was a dateline bikini but looking at pictures online its pretty different :(

    Please help me identify it :)
     

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  2. sabahcat
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  3. stika-v6
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    stika-v6 Junior Member

    Good suggestion but i still dont think thats the right one. the bow and the stern are slightly different. any more ideas?
     
  4. lewisboats
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    is there a plate on it anywhere with an alphanumeric serial number on it?
     
  5. keith66
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    Looks like a late 70's early 80's Fletcher, a yard i used to work at used to maintain one very similar, Hamilton jet drive & 3 ltr V6 ford, she would leap on to the plane from a standing start in no time & was very fast!
    The impeller does not like eating stones though!
     
  6. Submarine Tom

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    It's a speed boat silly!

    Doesn't mean it's fast though, it's just a name.

    Seriously, perhaps it's a "one-off", no known plan. Or, a combination of

    designs (never a good idea).

    How's it run/go/ride/handle/perform?
     
  7. Hunter25
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    Anyone thought to check the HIN for the manufacture's prefix code?
     
  8. lewisboats
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    HINs are US stuff...this is over the pond. It SHOULD have SOME kind of ID on it somewhere though.
     

  9. Hunter25
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    And 80%+ of the manufactured pleasure boats go to what market and wouldn't that manufacture cater to this biggest market's requirements?
     
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