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Old 26 November 2008, 08:13   #11
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Adam does the lomac have a bow tank .regards paul
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Old 26 November 2008, 08:45   #12
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Old 26 November 2008, 09:57   #13
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This might have been posted here before...Think it is a rib....Just, but what the hell......! :-)
Was wondering why this rib needs 8 headaches/costly engines on transom, won't 4 be sufficient ? Or the constructor & owner are nuts wanting to break the wirdowness Guiness World of Records ? Would preffer the second option sibbing on top of a 250 engine cowl !!

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Old 26 November 2008, 10:28   #14
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This picture certainly makes the rounds, its listed in jest as "The Ultimate Umpire Rib" in an RYA news letter!
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Was wondering why this rib needs 8 headaches/costly engines on transom, won't 4 be sufficient ? Or the constructor & owner are nuts wanting to break the wirdowness Guiness World of Records ? Would preffer the second option sibbing on top of a 250 engine cowl !!

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Loco - this boat was built specifically to carry a very large payload very quickly... has to be faster and more manouverable than any boat the drug enforcement agencies might be using...
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Old 26 November 2008, 17:00   #17
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I'll second that !! "Thumbs Up"

Can someone send a link to the complete rib story to read what's all about ?
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Old 26 November 2008, 18:17   #18
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and your proof is
Come on - it's hardly a Princess Motor Yacht! Who on earth could afford to run a RIB with 2000hp? Surely would be more cost-effective and practical to have an inboard diesel. It was equipped like this for one reason, and it's not to get to the fishing grounds in super-fast time.

I've heard of ballast up front - but this is ridiculous!

SAN DIEGO - MAY 14, 2005 - Forward storage area, on a 21-foot powerboat, where two men attempted to smuggle more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana. Officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard apprehended the men. More than 70 wrapped packages of marijuana were found in the boat's forward cabin and under the stern seats. Photo courtesy of CBP.
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I heard they put loads of engines on to make it harder for the navy to shoot all the engines to bring it to a stop.
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Can someone send a link to the complete rib story to read what's all about ?
Loco - here are some press reports...

http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/200...53mbynews.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6275699.stm
http://www.snopes.com/photos/boats/drugrunner.asp
http://forums.hotribs.com/showthread.php?t=564
http://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/news...-of.3930455.jp

I'm not sure why paul was being so defensive of them - perhaps he is worried HMRC might start working their way up the supply chain to people who supply tubes for ribs that get used for drug running - or perhaps he just wanted to make the point that the manufacturers have never actually been convicted of making boats specifically for drug running.
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