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Aluminum Jules Verne Boat - what is it ? 7 years 11 months ago #89087

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A friend found this boat picture and shared it on the ToyOutboardMotors Yahoo group. It reminds me of something inspired by Jules Verne. Is this a production boat or a one off ? Does anyone have pictures of a fully restored one ?

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Re: Aluminum Jules Verne Boat - what is it ? 7 years 11 months ago #89090

kidcole,

WELCOME ABOARD, Denny.

NOT a clue here.

yours, satx

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Re: Aluminum Jules Verne Boat - what is it ? 7 years 11 months ago #89095

Apparently several forums haven't been able to ID it either. But here's a side view:


Images have been floating around since 2009, rumored to be near Sacramento & possibly a vintage 1 off.

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Re: Aluminum Jules Verne Boat - what is it ? 7 years 11 months ago #89096

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I'd hate to think what a shop would charge for a "one off".

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Some of my boating buddies are speculating it's made of Airstream parts. Notice the airstream in the background of both shots !

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Re: Aluminum Jules Verne Boat - what is it ? 7 years 11 months ago #89099

satx78247 wrote:

jbcurt00,

I'd hate to think what a shop would charge for a "one off".

yours, satx


I did an image search using the pix posted originally & a thread @ the old feathercraft site & another @The Hull Truth popped up.

Under Buck Rodgers boat too

The one off & Sacramento details were in those threads w/ the side view.

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Re: Aluminum Jules Verne Boat - what is it ? 7 years 11 months ago #89103

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I'd buy it!

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Thanks for the details. It appears that the guy bought the boat .. or at least he was going to buy it. But the posts went dead. He did include some details about it's size (about 30' with 7' beam). He also siscussed it being some sort of patrol boat. Here's the link:

forum729.activeboard.com/t33602949/new-guy-wanted-to-say-hi/

I hope it shows up at meets one of these day, for all to enjoy ..

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Whatever it is, I want one, possibly two.

Picture that boat in mahogany! The plan: Duplicate the boat in mahogany, leave the beam width but take her length down to about 24'. Install a 425HP big block. Do a shakedown cruise. Buy beer. Invite women with big breasts.

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Hello Denny,
Haven't seen you since Falls Lake last summer. It was great you coming out with us. Welcome to the site. Perhaps we can get together this summer.

Al and Sandy

Denny on the water with Mike & Linda, John and Sharon.
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Re:Aluminum Jules Verne Boat - what is it ? 7 years 11 months ago #89157

It almost looks like it was never completed. a kit from the back of a popular mechanics magazine maybe? its got some really cool art deco lines.maybe built from some salvaged aircraft parts. that thing on top really looks like somthing from a plane.

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Re:Aluminum Jules Verne Boat - what is it ? 7 years 11 months ago #89166

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Thanks Al and Sandy. It's good hearing from you. The G3 group had invited our Raleigh-Durham AOMCI group, so I gave it a shot. I had a good time that day. But I gotta say running the little boats is not going well with knees these days. I am starting to restore a Standup that dad made in 1956-57 .. a year before the hydros. Maybe that will be less stress on the body. I hope to have it in the water this summer. I'll attach a picture of me riding her at age 13 ...

I've been contemplating something like the G3 or other classic, just so I could sit down! Then my wife would join in ...

Woodglass - the guy who posted about buying it in Sacramento said the boat was gutted. Also commented that it was some sort of harbor patrol boat. I bet it was a complete boat and possibly more of them out there. I am thinking probably not from the U.S. so they might be laying around in Europe somewhere. Apparently it's a 30 footer .. not small. I hope it starts showing up in meets one of these days soon!
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Oh yeah. That looks easy on the body.

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Re:Aluminum Jules Verne Boat - what is it ? 7 years 11 months ago #89296

I think that alum boat is Russian, or possibly Chekhovian. Seen them before in my travels abroad.

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That looks cool Denny,

can't wait to see it finished. I also like the name on it.

Al

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Re:Aluminum Jules Verne Boat - what is it ? 7 years 11 months ago #89346

Id put a flux Capacitor on that thing and let the time travels begin :lol: . I Love it! if it was on my side of the country all this talk about buying and wondering what it is before handing over the money would be over and done with! I'd take out a loan if I had to, to buy that awesome vessel. It would be in my back yard never to be seen again until I was finished and ready to unveil a thing of beauty and wonderment for all to see. I can just see me cruising the Alabama coastal waterways and the snoots with the half million dollar yachts stopping to stare with their mouths wide open. LOL that thing is beyond awesome!!

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I'd never let anyone know I had it.

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Re:Aluminum Jules Verne Boat - what is it ? 7 years 11 months ago #89384

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I'd never let anyone know I had it.

Worried about those that would covet their neighbor's boat?

That's ^^^ 1 benefit of having a derelict fleet....

If found, it 'should' be proudly shown after a vintage accurate rehab. As likely a 1 of 1, outfitting it as it was originally, would be exceptionally difficult.

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VintageALboatFan wrote:

I'd never let anyone know I had it.



Except for a few close friends via the public web sites.

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I would speculate the boat was the work of talent from the aviation metal working trade. There is a lot of that skill in CA. If I guesstimate from the design, its part pre WW2 small boat style and the Art Deco of the 40's. A likely scenario is that a aviation metal guy built it for themselves or a small company built it post WW2 as a prototype when they found work short because of the post war slowdown in the aviation industries. There was a lot of war tech transplanted into traditional industries in that time.

I sure wish we had more facts. Maybe if it pops up again some one familiar with metal work can have a look.

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My first guess would be its a movie prop of some kind.

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I wanna say it's a late 40s sunbeam prototype......

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Re:Aluminum Jules Verne Boat - what is it ? 7 years 10 months ago #90890

Enough is enough already!!!! If nobody knows where its at. Or how to get "Hands on" with her its kind of like talking about sleeping with AudreyHepburn......its a waste of time she's GONE. Sorry I'm realist..... Beautiful but we'll never know.

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Re:Aluminum Jules Verne Boat - what is it ? 7 years 10 months ago #90906

What's wrong with talking about sleeping with Audrey Hepburn?

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A very good point. I bet Audry might buff up pretty good as she is. I am not sure how many of her original parts are still there but there are a lot of reproductions available these days. I'd try to leave her as original as possible.

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I did sleep with Audrey Hepburn. She thanked me. So, now that that's no longer an issue, where can I find that boat?

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Nautilus wrote:

I did sleep with Audrey Hepburn. She thanked me. So, now that that's no longer an issue, where can I find that boat?


Would it be inappropriate to use the typical old boat restoration axiom* now:

Pix or it didn't happen. ;)


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ax·i·om
noun \ˈak-sē-əm\

: a rule or principal that many people accept as true

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Re:Aluminum Jules Verne Boat - what is it ? 7 years 10 months ago #90935

Romalol over n over again!! Anything having to do w/beautifull ladies Jan is all over it!!!! And as u say Jan "I don't understand how the karma thing works". I'm destined to remain @2. I Gues.......Romalol...luv u guys.

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Took care of that 2 for you. I think, if I've figured this out correctly, you can pass out one Karma point every 6 hours. I usually give them out to someone who has posted something I find especially useful. At this stage of my experience pretty much everything is useful!

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Luv ya in a man type way! I come in use sometimes, most of the time I'm just the class clown I guess, nice to feel loved! Bizarre enough I've feel I've truly helped on few occasions and seen nothing. But I know who I am and I'm not here for validation, "But its nice to know someone cares man!!! Lol. Back to the boat ....the thing reaks of Chris Craft.... but we'll never know!!!!!! Luv ya all.......Kurt

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beer is good!!!

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Well said!

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Guinness tomorrow!

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I drink Dos Equis amber...quality German beer brewed in Mexico. I've known a few guys who drank Bud Lite but they all had boats with outboard motors...figures. They're all gone now...died of shame. Very sad.
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I like dos equis lite....have drank a lot of them on dive trips in cozumel

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"My mom has a tattoo.. it says... .SON".

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I also have a tattoo. It's a heart with "Your Mom" written in the center. It's a big hit at biker bars and I make lots of friends.

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Nautilus wrote:

I also have a tattoo. It's a heart with "Your Mom" written in the center. It's a big hit at biker bars and I make lots of friends.


^^^ :)

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I like Bud light! My boat has an out board! I feel no shame. However my favorite beer is free beer !

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My tattoo says: "Yo Ma" :)

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