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Reply #1 - 09/04/10 at 11:17pm
 
here  {finally  lol}  are  the  BATBOAT  fotos  taken  last  week  at  GEORGE  BARRIS  car  show!!!   ORIGINAL  OR  REPLICA  it is  one  nice  vessel!!!    and  in my  opinion  blows  away  the  original  boat that  they  butchered  &  put  wheels  on....
  
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Reply #2 - 09/04/10 at 11:49pm
 
Nice boat and the closest yet to being screen accurate I can see some differences  that make it not spot on.
  
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Reply #3 - 09/04/10 at 11:56pm
 
what  catches  your  eye  that  tells  you  its  a replica??  this  way everone  can  spot  the  changes..,,,
  
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Reply #4 - 09/05/10 at 12:16am
 
Pretty much everything on it tells me it's a replica, even though it's the best one I've seen so far that's closest to being correct. A lot of thought and hard work went into this boat. Some of the hardware is original issue like the vent scoops and the rope chocks & cleats, some is not like the bow light, steering wheel, nose-cap and trim. The red rotating beacon is wrong as is the chrome trim "vent" underneath it. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the boat. It's just I know what the original boat looks like in fine detail and I know the original boat hull intimately because I have one in factory stock condition, not Batboat modified. Being a Glastron enthusiast I'm familiar with them.

  
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Reply #5 - 09/05/10 at 12:56am
 
2 biggest  wrong hull   and the batinsignia is mounted on the outside of the wing instead of slightly set inside  the  bat insignia is also not quite correct also no fake jet exhaust like the original  also no batphone on the boat Also the bat eyes are the wrong shape and the panels they are set in should be black not white in color
  

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Reply #6 - 09/05/10 at 1:09am
 
Actually, I think he got the Bat insignia mounted correctly, on the outside. In a pic I have from the movie it shows it is mounted on the outside, not inset. The Bat "eyes" in the front should have been originally made from translucent orange plastic masked in black and were back-lit to glow at night, as well as the insignia on the tail.
  

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Reply #7 - 09/05/10 at 2:27am
 
was thinking of the hole for the light to show through although never shown on the show or movie that it lit up from inside the insignia should be yellow tranlucent plastic as well. not berating this boat by any means its the closest replica yet and more is right with it than wrong other than that its just nitpicking small items
  
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Reply #8 - 09/05/10 at 2:52am
 
That is the nicest Batboat replica so far...I'm glad you got to see it close up.

Minor nitpick 1:  The original boat had a bank of switches on the center console, and the replica doesn't.

Minor nitpick 2:  The "radar/sonar scope" isn't shaped correctly.
  

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Reply #9 - 09/05/10 at 3:03am
 
With every due respect to those who notice the differences with this Batboat, the fact that this replica exists is reason to celebrate.  At least this exists.  And that is more than what can be said for other replicas.
  
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Reply #10 - 09/05/10 at 3:16am
 
It's still a nice boat regardless of where it came from! Smiley Smiley Smiley
  

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Reply #11 - 09/05/10 at 3:22am
 
Awesome, CHETCHUMLEY, thanks for sharing.
  

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Reply #12 - 09/05/10 at 3:32am
 
CF we were asked to nitpick by CC.. we are very glad to welcome this well done replica boat
  
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Reply #13 - 09/05/10 at 3:32am
 
thanks  for  all  the  info guys..one  thing puzzles  me  though..the  owner  of  the  boat  i met..told  me he  had  bought it 15  yrs  ago from  BARRIS who owned it  after  the  series  ended..he also  told  me  he  had  BARRI,S  # 3  BATMOBILE..the  car  that  toured  during  the  shows  heyday  &  he  had a BATCYCLE  also..all  from  GEORGE BARRIS.. collection....i really  had  no reson  to  dispute  his  claims..maybe  some of you have  heard  of  him..i forgot his  name  but unfortunatly he  is  wheel chair  bound,,also  he  was  avery  nice guy..very  pleasent to  talk  to..heck he  even  told  me  to  say  hi  to  ADAM & BURT  for him  when  i see em  at  con next  month..sounded  to  me  like he  knew  em personally..
  
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Reply #14 - 09/05/10 at 3:51am
 
Barris is the ultimate showman/self promoter and huckster he would sell his own mother as an original bat vehicle  not doubting the gentleman  though as having those vehicles. 
  
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Reply #15 - 09/05/10 at 1:01pm
 
The owner was probably just relaying the same information about the boat given to him by Barris. From what I've seen of Barris he tends to exaggerate the truth, no matter how fabricated it is.

Here's a pic posted recently of the same boat in construction.

  
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Reply #16 - 09/05/10 at 1:32pm
 
Shop is certainly not set in 67 and the trailer is way to new and it certainly is the same boat
  
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Reply #17 - 09/06/10 at 2:04am
 
Yea, the bat symbol is lit from the inside of the fin.  I thought the original orange tho.
  

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Reply #18 - 09/06/10 at 2:31am
 
Is that the "PEP BOYS" hanging in the upper left corner of the picture??? Huh There! Hanking from the rafters! Cheesy
  

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Reply #19 - 09/06/10 at 2:50am
 
yes Billy look like statues to me good eye
  
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Reply #20 - 09/07/10 at 1:03am
 
Was the owner's name Ricky?
  

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Reply #21 - 09/09/10 at 2:51am
 
Mark Racop wrote on 09/07/10 at 1:03am:
Was the owner's name Ricky?


Which Ricky are you referring to Mark? Huh
  

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