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Old 24 April 2006, 15:46   #11
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Sounds like he plucked a number from the sky when he says 65knts, especially as the website only mentions just over 40.
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Old 24 April 2006, 15:54   #12
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Sounds like he plucked a number from the sky when he says 65knts, especially as the website only mentions just over 40.
I wonder what effect giving it full helm at 65knots would have?!
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Old 24 April 2006, 17:16   #13
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Did you HAVE to post this???

I MAY just be stupid enough!!!
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Old 24 April 2006, 20:15   #14
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I wonder what effect giving it full helm at 65knots would have?!
I had FULL helm in Pressmans RIB at about 40 knotts......Let's just say I had to wait till I got home to change some underware ..Very enjoyable!
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Sounds like he plucked a number from the sky when he says 65knts, especially as the website only mentions just over 40.
Remember, these are gas turbines which make tremendous horsepower, 65 knots is probably not optimistic, but realistic, 40 odd meters and almost 13,000 horsepower! I would not want to be in it's wake.
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Did you HAVE to post this???

I MAY just be stupid enough!!!
I would concentrate on getting your rib on the water, dodging the suits and back to good old blighty before setting your sights on an ex warship torpedo boat, the suz 2t 225 would look a bit lost on that back of that
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Old 26 April 2006, 19:30   #17
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I'm sure it's a bad idea to spend more on the tender than on the big one Codders :
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If it wasn't for the mooring fees I would go for it!!!

Talking of which why do you see so many old tatty ships tied up rotting away - people just can't be paying the going rate for them - can they???
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Limited market I guess unless you're paying below scrap metal price-and if they can't move to a breakers under their own steam then tugs are expensive.

I suspect quite a few of them are listed as substantial assets on company books too.
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Old 26 April 2006, 23:00   #20
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You tell em Hugh!!
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