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Old 29 November 2004, 17:41   #1
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Anyone know where I can get 1 of these

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Old 29 November 2004, 18:01   #2
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jetski cut you up recently?
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Old 29 November 2004, 19:09   #3
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What do you want one of them for?

This ones got a windscreen and the guys are obvioulsy not on a mission to top up their tan!

Think its Australian/NZ forces, but the goggles and hats are far more trendy!

No gun mind, but i am sure you wouldnt argue with this lot either.
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Old 29 November 2004, 21:29   #4
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Think you will find this is the one in question.
They belong to the Navy Special forces teams (Seals - Sea/Air/Land )
based over here at Coranado in San Diego (Seal team 1 )Pacific and also Seal team 2 on Atlantic seaboard).
Don't see many for sale though!
http://www.usnavysealstore.com/index...&ref=GGAGNAD01

Might get a cap or shirt here but no boats I think.!!

Some info on their unit though at;
http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/...als/seals.html.

See them out on the water occasionaly but pretty sombre group!!!!!
Photo below is at last years Miramar air show and shows one of the boats I think you refer to,
( I think I need more help to steal one;maybe a few SBS guys over there can assist!!
cheers dal
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Old 30 November 2004, 03:00   #5
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Hi,
I have one very similar to the one pictured, and am preparing it for commercial use or sale now. It was recently de-commissioned by the Navy in Hawaii. I met the Navy Chief who operated it for the last few years at Pearl Harbor and he provided a good history of it's use on missions and in training SEALs. It's one of 18 built in Florida by Novamarine in 1992/93.

It's 30' x 11'5", twin 300hp Iveco diesels turning Parker (Vosper) Jets. I'm doing sea trials now after installing a re-built engine and jet drive - everything looks good. The boat is in remarkably good condition, needing only cosmetic work. It has Furuno radar, a Garmin 2010C plotter, sounder, Uniden Polaris VHF, infrared strobe, Fortress anchor, and much more. The hull is sound, needing only paint and repair of some minor dings. The tubes are in excellent shape and hold air well. I also got half a container full of spare parts that go with the boat..a complete set of new tubes, new jet drive in its crate, 3 jet shafts and multiple jet spares for almost everything, 4 jet housings and 14 buckets, several starters and alternators, injectors, endless gaskets and filters, and a spare engine that needs a rebuild - and there are a couple of other crates I haven't opened yet!

I've attached a picture of how she looked a couple of weeks ago, before some of the equipment was re-installed. I'm looking for a business partner to operate the boat somewhere (its in Hawaii, so thats the first choice), or will sell if necessary. Please let me know if anyone has any ideas....
aloha,
Bryan
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Old 30 November 2004, 03:23   #6
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These are serious ribs and an opportunity of a business partner in hawaii ! I would love to carry on writting, but have a plane to catch.....
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Old 30 November 2004, 18:21   #7
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Try this site!

http://www.hamleys.com
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Old 30 November 2004, 18:46   #8
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When I see boats like these, I always wonder if they 'give way to sail'
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Old 30 November 2004, 22:09   #9
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These guys have a serious attitude!!! They don't give way for anything.
They even do it the hard way getting in and out of their boats.
The picture below shows how they deploy their swimmers. They also pick them up the same way with a loop to drag the swimmer up or even use their arms.And they do it at speed!!!!!
cheers dal
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Old 01 December 2004, 04:47   #10
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These guys have a serious attitude!!! They even do it the hard way !!!!! dal
........hard way buy the gear they are wearing. Either this picture is from the 70's or you Yanks have a very under funded task force
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