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Old 03-11-2010, 03:25 PM
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Thunder In Paradise haha.

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ran across this video on youtube. this was my favorite show when i was a kid. Horrible acting and all, but cool boats. I really like the look of the enclosed cabin Thunder they used in the show. I wonder what happend to all of the boats??
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Yeah I watched that show as a kid to, one of my favorites for all the boats. Anyone know what type of boat Thunder was? 38 Scarab?
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Yes it was a 38 Scarab I had a buddy in Deland FL on the St. John's River that had this boat in white, it was a awesone ride had the Thunder down the side and everything!!
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Pretty sure it was a 43' Scarab. Check out the YouTube vid at 1:09 you can see the triple exhausts. I remember two of the cats that were featured, usually driven by the bad guys, were a 33' Obsession Vortex, and a 38' Mares.
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only part I never understood is that it is a 40 to 50 foot boat but they would go down in the cabin and it was 30 feet long, 15 feet wide and 10 feet tall. amazing how the boat would grow when you went in the cabin and shrink back to size when you went topside. ah, the majic of television I guess.
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haha. thats hollywood.
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I'm still waiting for them to make KnightBoat.......Hasselhoff was close on Baywatch.......but not quite there.
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only part I never understood is that it is a 40 to 50 foot boat but they would go down in the cabin and it was 30 feet long, 15 feet wide and 10 feet tall. amazing how the boat would grow when you went in the cabin and shrink back to size when you went topside. ah, the majic of television I guess.
Like an RV there are "slideouts" in the cabin...they extend out 5' on each side, 3' down (below the hull) and 6' above the deck...rough water ride deteriorates, but there is room down below then...you basically have to stop the boat...but that explains why Jan Michael Vincent is not bouncing all over the place.

Yes...that is a 43' Scarab Thunder. I watched the show from time to time, but it screamed cheese factor...very evident in that video with the cheesy hand signals, thumbs up and who was Jan Michael Vincent giving the "hang loose" sign to when Hogan was driving and not even looking at him?? Great post though!!
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How about this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzXlw9vNSUA

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hahahaha. ive never seen that show before. looks like a goofy Miami Vice. those guys are nuts for jumping and landing on the sun pad while the boat is underpower!

hey, did anyone ever notice that in Thunder in Paradise, they are never in rough water? i mean, its always either glass or a very light chop, you never see the boat in rough water, only for a second in the opening credits.
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