Help identifying a boat

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  1. Nov 2, 2019 #1

    Les Laming

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    This is a pic of a boat that I recently bought at a swap shop. It is made from ABS plastic and is 29 1/2" long. The beam is 15". I believe it is for a K&B 7.5 OB but it had a K&B 3.5 on the transom. I woullike to know wno made the boat,what it is and whether a 3.5 is the right engine for it. Also if someone is interested in it I would be willing to sell it for a reasonable price. Thanks, Les
     

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    Might be wrong but it looks like a Prather Lap Cat hull
     
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    john v

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    it looks like a 32 racing tunnel from prather but it should be 32'' long and the prathers were epoxy glass not abs ?
     
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    Ray Sametz

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    MRP tunnel ABS plastic. Owned one. post-1078-0-42842200-1510840910.jpg
     
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    Marty Slater

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    i dont think so Ray i had one to
    look at the rear of the cowl
    pretty square looking
     
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    Ray Sametz

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    You may be right Marty, my cowl was also one piece, not split behind the driver.:confused:
     
  7. Nov 3, 2019 #7

    Les Laming

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    Based on the length 29 1/2 inches and 15 inch beam would this be a .75 OB not a 21 size.
     
  8. Nov 3, 2019 #8

    Mark Gruenfeldt

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    Hello based on the pictures that looks to be a late production or post MRP mach series boat. A man by the name of Bob Welch who designed boats for MRP bought out the nitro series line of boats and continued making them for a while with a few design changes I had a few of these way back when cool looking tunnels . The ones that Ray and Marty are speaking of are earlier versions as I had one of them to when I was a youngster. Hope this helps happy boating.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2019 #9

    John Beardslee

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    Mark was it designed for a 7.5??
    Thanks John
     
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    Mark Gruenfeldt

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    Hello John yes as far as I remember the ones I had were 7.5 and if memory serves me right they were about the same dimensions as the one Les has pictured here.
     
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    The MRP Mach1 was the 3.5 tunnel and the MRP Mach2 was the 7.5 tunnel hull. I had both of them!
    MRP Mach 2 Mach2.PNG Mach1.PNG

    MRP Mach1 (red boat)\
    Hope this helps.

    Alex
     
  12. Nov 8, 2019 #12

    Les Laming

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    Thanks to everyone for the help. It is definitely a Mach II. Is anyone interested in this boat? I don't own a 7.5 and would like to sell it. I'm willing to sell for a reasonable offer. Thanks again. Les
     

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