Originally Posted by Alan Priddy
The problem happens in big seas and in fairness the navy only operate their pacifics as support craft and not ocean going craft.
Just to pick you up on a point.
The Pacific 22 is designed to ‘operate in the open sea at any time of the year….. remaining on station in sea state 6 to 7’ so I think it is disingenuous to say that they are not ocean going.
I come back to my original point, the Navy have an enormous budget to develop these boats and would not choose jets without justification, so for you to say that jets are no good in a big sea seems to contradict the Navy's findings. I could accept that an 11m boat behaves differently to a 6.5m boat or that hull shape or weight has an effect but to say that jets loose power and broach is dismissive of their abilities. I am not trying to pick a fight I just don’t understand and would like to know more.