Caught up with fellow ribster CH while out on the Bay this weekend.Taking a few shots when "Sea Slice" the Lockheed experimental ship came through.
Lockheed Martin's SLICEŽ technology is a patented hull design that enables Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) ships to operate in high sea states at higher speeds without sacrificing fuel efficiency.
The key to this innovation is reduction of wave-making drag, which is accomplished by the introduction of four teardrop-shaped submerged hulls supported by short struts. This configuration allows for speeds well beyond those achieved by more conventional SWATH ships.
So Ch went off to annoy it and jump it's wake, while I took some shots.
Would have been good, except I bumped the speed setting on my camera and wrecked the whole series
My apologies to CH
It would have been a great shot of his hull!
I managed to rescue it a little on photoshop,but feel sick I missed it
The Sea Slice guys were very friendly and even gave us a wave. This boat was in the same dock as the "Protector" gunboat when I shot it last year, so I think they may have remembered seeing the "orange RIB "
So again, sorry; it's not often I screw up that bad