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Old 31 March 2003, 13:12   #11
Country: UK - England
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I am trying to calculate the speed and my head is surting. so how fast is that likely to go.

It makes sticking another opti150 on the my little Scorpion seem quite a reasonable proposition

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Old 31 March 2003, 15:08   #12
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Don't think the engines are for speed more for when you loose a couple after the Gib police or RN start shooting a couple of engines off the back of your boat. Smuggling people was the thing to do a while back in Hong Kong. The smugglers started to put armour in the cockpit to stop incoming rounds from the Royal Hong Kong Police. The smugglers knew it was going to be a 20 stretch if they stopped so they didn't. The Police knew they wouldn't stop so took to using machine guns. Lives were cheap to the triads.

"Life in the fast lane?"


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Old 31 March 2003, 15:12   #13
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Yes, that apparently happens and the smugglers throw their stuff overboard before they get boarded. This I can confirm as you can often find odd looking packages on the seabed close in the the harbour walls etc.....

Gib is a great place for loads of reasons, how about a cruise!
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Old 01 April 2003, 01:56   #14
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Originally posted by Andy
Gib is a great place for loads of reasons, how about a cruise!
Think you'll find that RIBS are banned in Gib without special permit 'cos of all the people/drug/fag smuggling that goes on. Believe the RIB racers at GIB each year have to get special permits. Ditto Alan P when Spirit of Cardiff went there.


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