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Old 07 August 2006, 13:36   #1
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Recently seen driving up the slip in Alderney

I know I've seen pictures of this posted before, but it's the first time I've seen one in the flesh. It's the new toy of one of the (semi) locals. Previously he had a 60 knot speedboat thing, blade runner or wave runner or something like that. A sort of three hulled three seater with 2x200hp on the back.

Not sure this is really much of an improvement, it looks about 5m or so and a bit cumbersome. Pretty big wheels so I 'spose you could drive it up a beach fairly easily. Not sure where the power comes from for the hydraulics... I can't believe it's battery powered or the thing would surely sink under the weight of it all!

I suppose the plus side is that you don't need to buy a trailer, but I'm not sure what the constabulary would have to say cos I couldn't see any brake lights or indicators

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Old 07 August 2006, 14:09   #2
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does it fly??

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Old 07 August 2006, 14:58   #3
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The tubes appear to stop at the transom to allow for the tyres whats the rib,and very deep transome lovely bit of engineering but not sure i would want it on my rib.Hower just think no queing on that slipway.just say sorry mate not quick enough .
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Old 07 August 2006, 15:30   #4
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The tubes appear to stop at the transom to allow for the tyres
Yeah you're right about the tubes, I hadn't noticed that when I first looked. I've no idea what make the rib is, possibly it's custom built for the wheels.
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Old 07 August 2006, 16:21   #5
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its called sealegs made in new zealand tubed in the uk in dartmouth hydraulics are powered by a 15hp honda engine located under the seat and drive the rear wheels as well as raising and lowering all three wheels we have tubed 10 for the uk and two for france so far this year it is not as cumbersome as it looks and performs quite well
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Seen quite a few reviews of these in mags etc - also they did some sort or stunt across the channel I think. They reckon it performs pretty well - uses a Honda lawnmower type engine for the hydraulic drives.
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Seen quite a few reviews of these in mags etc - also they did some sort or stunt across the channel I think.
Are you sure you're not confusing this with Richard Branson's record channel crossing in an Aquacar thingy?
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They reckon it performs pretty well - uses a Honda lawnmower type engine for the hydraulic drives.
Hey Paul, there's an echo!
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Are you sure you're not confusing this with Richard Branson's record channel crossing in an Aquacar thingy?Hey Paul, there's an echo!
Yes quite sure!!! Doh didn't notice Paul's post!!!
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http://sealegs.co.nz/article.asp?arttype=news&id=153

After some Googling found this.
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Seen quite a few reviews of these in mags etc - also they did some sort or stunt across the channel I think.
Saw that review, was it not in one of the Motorboat mags?. AFAIR they got swamped trying to head up a beach in France and then got it stuck in the gravel when they eventually got onto the beach .
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