$177.00 - $684.00
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a 17' inboard high performance ski boat

The THUNDERBOLT is a boat designed for one thing, speed. Two brothers on the Australian racing circuit held three gold cups with their THUNDERBOLT, equipped with a big block Chevy. You can use her for dragging, ski towing, or just plain old getting out and going fast.

The appearance of the THUNDERBOLT is impressive. The plans show a unique slanted transom as standard, with details for an optional vertical transom if preferred. All of the details are provided for the building with step-by-step photos of the actual construction of the prototype. The motor is mounted at the stern of the boat and connected to a vee drive to maintain the proper hull balance. The motor in this type of boat is usually left exposed and a goodly amount of chrome plate and paint used to enhance its appearance.

Length overall:
Hull depth:
Hull weight (approx.):
650 lbs.
Average passengers:
Hull type:
Vee bottom with flaring sides that act as anti-trip chines. Developed for sheet plywood planking.
Inboard, stern mounted engine driving through a v-drive.
Can the hull be extended or shortened?:
Yes. Up to 10% by re-spacing the frames from the aft end of the stem to the transom a proportional amount. We do not recommend increasing the beam.
Designed for use with Glen-L Series 2100 boat trailer plans.