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Redink
12-02-2013, 10:45 PM
Look what's up on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-HARD-TO-FIND-1968-MAGNUM-MISSLE-SPEED-BOAT-/181272281465?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2a34ab8179&item=181272281465&pt=Power_Motorboats#ht_63wt_1133

jl1962
12-03-2013, 05:58 AM
Wow!

That's cool.......
Hey weed-whackers (Greg), how fast will this go?
How scary (likely to go airborne, etc.....) will it be?

Greg Guimond
12-03-2013, 06:21 AM
They did 54-60 back when introduced with consumer power 125hp. Here is another one ...........

Just Say N20
12-03-2013, 06:39 AM
Jay,

Because of the power on it, that one will run fast. I would speculate upper-80s, perhaps 90.

At the risk of offending the purists, a friend of mine had one of those running a "Tower of Power" Mercury 1500 XS. At the time I had a 17' Switzer V-bottom with a short shaft Merc 150, also the straight 6. My Switzer would slowly walk away from his Missile.

I drove it many times. It seemed like a very heavy hull with a fairly narrow tunnel, and the Merc 1500 XS wasn't enough power to get it moving fast enough to pack air and really "fly" like a cat should. This was in the late 70s/early 80s, way before GPS, but I would guess his ran mid to upper 50s.

At the same time, the fastest boat on our lake was a 16' Baja, also running a Merc 1500 XS that had been "warmed up" a bit. The Baja, a shallow V-bottom, was running in the mid-70s.

Sorry about the crummy picture. A quick iPhone picture of a photo from 1980. Regrets to my brother.

BUIZILLA
12-03-2013, 07:37 AM
at the risk of being wrong, the ebay missile kinda looks like the one that Brownie restored?

bertsboat
12-03-2013, 07:54 AM
That's Brownies boat OK. Restored by my friend Pete. Pete is a over achiever. This boat is done right. All composite ( sorry guys, no wood). May be the best restored example out there. Expensive but worth it. If there is an interest I can put you in touch with either Brownie himself or Pete.

bertsboat
12-03-2013, 08:01 AM
1980 Alisoncraft `16
1980 ALLISON CRAFT R 16
VINTAGE VERY HARD TO FIND IN THIS CONDITION
another great boat he has for sale. This one would be by far the more fun one to run.
i had a 15' hydrostream with a 150 XS and it was a rip! Maybe the Mose fun boat ever. Safe too (if your careful)

smidgen too
12-03-2013, 10:12 AM
Here is a Rabco copy of the Missle for 8500.00 on craiglist, looks like it needs some work.

http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/boa/4224803344.html

dsparis
12-03-2013, 11:35 AM
In the early 70's there was a silver one with a 125 running around where I lived (S.E. Fl.). I had a 15' Banshee with a 135 and could walk by him especially in a little chop. Good looking boat but not to impressive speed wise.

bertsboat
12-03-2013, 04:31 PM
The Rabco add says 15" short shaft. It looks like a 20" to me. Not that it matters. That boat DOES need some work before it goes FAST.