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Old 12 July 2009, 16:37   #1
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Saw these two Navy boats at the launch ramp last week.
Interesting to see the tubes wrapped around the back like that !
Good to support the extra load of the twin engines and to protect the stern.
Standard workboat out here , so must work well for them.

Havn't seen that design much elsewhere, so must have drawbacks.?

cheers Dal

PS needs a few more PIS in those tubes
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Old 13 July 2009, 06:46   #2
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I believe the wrap-around tubes are used on training boats... That way, the novice helmsmen can bang into stuff without causing damage. Sort of a large bumper-car!

(Actually they are used for live launches from the stern of a larger vessel... keeps the engines from going under. They are weird looking though...)
Pump it up and RIDE!
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