Originally Posted by Nasher
We are all just petrol heads at heart, can't agree more about the merlin.
Have you ever heard one of the old MTBs with twin meteors, which I think is the marinised merlin.
This is the CMB (early MTB) that my grandfather commanded in WW1
it was made by Thorneycroft with twin V12 petrols producing 1000hp
so basically all fuel tank and engines.....oh it also had a couple of torpedoes as well
Interestingly it had a stepped hull , so there is a new idea
and could do 40 knots