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Old 19-01-2007, 10:22 AM   #1
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Question Dateline!

Hi guys you have to help me!!

Im lookin for info about the Dateline boats in general! EVERYTHING is of intrest! (pics, info and details) I have searched the internet up and down and came up with really nothing at all

Thank you ver much! Hope for lots of response on this
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Old 20-01-2007, 04:24 PM   #2
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Sportsboat and Rib magazine are running an article on a 16' Dateline Bikini at the moment if that helps
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Old 20-01-2007, 06:17 PM   #3
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I think I do remember Dateline Bikinis, I think they looked a bit like a Picton with no polycarbonate windscreen. Now this is only a guess I stress but on a search I found http://www.datelinemarine.com worth an email to see if they may have built your boat, they are in business 25 years + according to their website.
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Thanks a LOT guys Finaly
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Sportsboat and Rib magazine are running an article on a 16' Dateline Bikini at the moment if that helps
Thanks a lot for the tip! Do you know which number it was in? Do you know if this is a worldwide magazine or if it is only published in UK? Thanks a lot!
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Old 21-01-2007, 12:49 AM   #6
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UK I think.

I have an old dateline burried behind some junk behind my garage. I think it has an address on the model plate. I shall have to double check.
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UK I think.

I have an old dateline burried behind some junk behind my garage. I think it has an address on the model plate. I shall have to double check.

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please note my reputation for forgetting/ being slow............ but i'll have a look @ some stage
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please note my reputation for forgetting/ being slow............ but i'll have a look @ some stage
Ok hehe Then you will find out that I can be a pain in the ass

Thanks a lot for checking though!
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Ok hehe Then you will find out that I can be a pain in the ass!
Sounds right up your ally Chaos........
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dont you start!
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dateline

Hi there,

As a fellow owner of a Dateline Bikini (soon to be sold, but got a Bounty sitting here too), I've found a few bits and pieces out.

The Dateline Marine you'll find on a google search actually make remote control boats, although it is still technically the same company. I contacted the current owner and he said he bought it some time ago and still has all the original Dateline designs/drawings/etc. My father actually had a Dateline Bikini in the 70s, and I remember a brochure offering 4 or 5 models. There was a 14ft Suva, the 16ft Bikini, the 18ft Bounty and I think a tiny little 12ft one (can't remember the model name). They all look pretty similar and hardly differ across the twenty or so years they were produced. I think they were based in Southampton (might be wrong here), and the owner of the boatyard I slip mine at reckons they used to test their boats in Yarmouth.

I have a real soft spot for these classic boats, owned quite a few of 'em. I really like the jet driven units (only Bikinis and Bountys had this option) and regularly find myself searching the classifieds for them.
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Back in the early 70,s i bought a Dateline Suva at the boatshow and put a 80hp merc on it ...was a good little ski boat and was fairly quick.
Raced it a few times but could,nt compete with the phantom 16 with 85 hp yamaha,s
At the time the bounty was the ultimate ski boat if you excluded the Mastercraft & ski nautiques
You still see them for sale on ebay now & again
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Thanks a lot for the tip! Do you know which number it was in? Do you know if this is a worldwide magazine or if it is only published in UK? Thanks a lot!
Got the answer in the end it was the Jan 07 edition of sports boat and rib mag UK only I think, will see if I can scan pages and post them later.
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Thumbs up Thanks a lot guys!

And thanks for much good feedback! If anyone is iterested i now got a Dateline brochure from the 80's i think
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