Forget Young People, We Need More Thai People!

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I feel so old now!

If you need to wake up and get some adrenalin going this morning, Just watch this cool video “Rabbit” sent us. I have known about these boats since watching old James Bond movies. BUT DAMMMMMMM! Throw a couple of these bad boys into Lake Dora and now we got us some show magic. Dang, this would bring some new crazy energy into the community for sure. And after a week or so, half our community would be dead from heart failure and alcohol poisoning. But what a week it would have been! Enjoy!

19 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Wow, that redefines what outboard motors are all about. It’s good to see all the appropriate safety equipment and protocols are enforced!

  2. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Now that looks like fun!!

    I remember that Bond movie. My Dad went nuts, wanted to import one of those engines.

    The ride reminds me of my teenage years when I had a 25 HP Johnson on a 12′ Sears Gamefisher.

    Crying babies and girls in halter tops, looks like Tailands Nascar.

  3. Old Salt
    Old Salt says:

    Back in 1999 I was on a trip to Thailand with a group of people and we hired two long boats and raced them up the river. Along the way I spotted the royal families boat collection. I believe at least two of them were Hackercrafts.

  4. steve bunda
    steve bunda says:

    Amazing, how fast do you think they can go? Maybe a new life for all the cedar strip canoes available. Jim Staib has a 30 footer we could drop a 454 in.

  5. Bill
    Bill says:

    Ive got a couple of caille libertys but they dont go near that fast. same principle though the cailles were made for shallow water running they would just skip over sunken logs and such

  6. Darthtrader
    Darthtrader says:

    Reminds me of my Hondo with a 426 Hemi. Fun times! Same type of atmosphere on the weekends. Late in the day when the water got flat, the big dogs with kevlar hulls and nitrous would come to play.

  7. Frank@Falmouth
    Frank@Falmouth says:

    Me WANT!….. I love the lack of any safety and the crazy built motors….
    Funny I just watched the James Bond movie the other night as I was sorting outside Christmas lighting …. We need more articles on “other” wooden boats like these… like your recent Bay Built Deadrise story,.. Local boats and historical boats from around the US that fulfilled local needs…
    I have two Philippine Banka (also called pump boats) that my father brought back when he was CO of a couple of Navy ships back in the 70’s.. They are wood outrigger canoes with inboard motors, however MUCH slower… 🙂 Quite a few stories there….

  8. Donald R. Hardy
    Donald R. Hardy says:

    McCall Boat Works has rebuilt a few Chris Craft Hercules 6’s for the Royal Family. Sent from Bangkok to McCall Idaho and back. We do follow up maintenance schedule’s for them to present via Gary Villard.

  9. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P )_
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P )_ says:

    WTF ! That is the damnedest thing I have seen in awhile. Reminds me of the boat drags that they used to have in Piqua Ohio back in the 60s and 70s. This gives new meaning to “Run what you Brung”. Im sure if someone from the APBRA was watching this they cringed. And they were wood!

  10. Briant
    Briant says:

    The first time you got three of these boats in the same place and started playing like these dudes….the local sheriff or river patrol would shut you down faster than snot.

    Land of the Free and all that? No. We have become the land of babysit mammy pammy land. Add to that way too many morons and you could bet that if you avoided the cops long enough, some idiot would chop a bystander in half with that open cheese grater.

    And this is relatively safe as there is no stupid wake board boat around to make tsunamis. Or jet ski dudes. All small boats generating small wakes. Ok ok having an open prop at the end of a pole is not exactly safe, but you get my drift.

    This was so cool and refreshing to see multitudes of enthusiasts, families and friends enjoying a day out like this!

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