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Old Jan 30, 2015, 04:37 PM
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Old Busch Gardens Fantail Launch For Sale

I saw this ad on Craigslist the other day. I thought the boat looked familiar so I did a little detective work and found out that this is one of the fantail launches that Busch Gardens used on their jungle boat ride back in the 70's...

I don't like what the owner's done with adding that aft enclosure, but it's pretty cool that it's still around...









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Old Jan 30, 2015, 04:53 PM
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Original boats were really pleasing to the eye. Would make for a fine restoration but for what use? The old alcohol launches from the Finger Lakes would be cool to replicate. Doubt if it could be used for launch service in a harbor.
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Old Jan 30, 2015, 05:04 PM
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Would make for a fine restoration but for what use?
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...old alcohol launches from the Finger Lakes...
This could be made into an "alcohol launch" of sorts...
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Old Jan 30, 2015, 06:16 PM
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I remember riding those launches several times as a kid in the mid-late '60s. The old Reseda Model boat club use to run in the same lake. I went to the last 2 club runs, before they closed to the public, to make more room for the brewery.

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