Summer is over, but water games are not especially when you want to try your freshly modified thunderboat. Checkout this `60 Merlin-V12 powered thunderboat how is making its first run after more than 3 decades. It is shocking how this boat can offer the same smooth ride as before and if you look closer it may remind you of the old Miss Bardahl boat that marked the 50s.
Regarding this video and the so far comments for it, one thing should be clarified – this vehicle is a hydroplane although that is a boat which has the right balance and structure to be able to get up out of the water and fly. So, beautiful old hydro built like this can only drive on water surface. However, it is made like a vintage hydroplane, which means that it has all the parts and it will get on a plane. Of course it does not look like a modern 3 point hull that skims the water on the sponsons and rides the prop only about 1/2 of it, but still this is a hydroplane that offers fun regardless the season.
If you crave for more thunderboats after watching the video below, then you can visit the official page of The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum.
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