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1966 turbine thunderbird built by maritime marine 9 months 2 weeks ago #135158

I own the 1966 turbine thunderbird. I am hoping to find information or pictures of this boat.
Also anybody who might have worked at alliance machine in Ohio and possibly worked on this boat.
It was the Maritime boat company

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1966 turbine thunderbird built by maritime marine 9 months 2 weeks ago #135160

i understand there were a few Turbine powered boats produced between the Thunderbird and Maritime companies. Attaching pics of one.

Is yours this one or....
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1966 turbine thunderbird built by maritime marine 9 months 2 weeks ago #135162

.... or this ?
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1966 turbine thunderbird built by maritime marine 9 months 2 weeks ago #135163

here are some pics
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1966 turbine thunderbird built by maritime marine 9 months 2 weeks ago #135164

Here are some pics of other Maritime Offshore Raceboats. Not sure if either had the turbine at one time.
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1966 turbine thunderbird built by maritime marine 9 months 2 weeks ago #135167

number 15 is my boat

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1966 turbine thunderbird built by maritime marine 9 months 2 weeks ago #135168

This info and pics are on <offshoreonly.com> There are more pics further down the page.
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1966 turbine thunderbird built by maritime marine 9 months 2 weeks ago #135170

1966 turbine thunderbird wrote: number 15 is my boat

Motors still in it? Do they run?
I remember seeing this boat featured in Popular Science magazine. A big leap forward that never panned out...
Larry

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1966 turbine thunderbird built by maritime marine 9 months 2 weeks ago #135175

They outlawed it from making world championship points. It never lost a race and never broke.
It was way ahead of its time.
I am working to get some turbines back in it, rounded up a lot of the original parts.
I sure would like to talk to someone who worked on this boat.
I saw some posts from people who worked at maritime boats but have not been able to get a hold of them.

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1966 turbine thunderbird built by maritime marine 9 months 2 weeks ago #135176

Very cool. How about more information on the history of the boat and how you acquired it.

Paul

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1966 turbine thunderbird built by maritime marine 9 months 2 weeks ago #135201

This article appeared in the August 1965 issue of Popular Boating. It shows assembly and construction details. Hope that this will help.

Lee Wangstad
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