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Old 13 November 2006, 07:16   #1
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The Guardia Civil seized a drugs rib Yesterday in Spain and towed it into Puerto Duquesa.

The hull is reputed to be 40 to 46 feet long..........AND..............it has 5......YES FIVE! 200hp 4 stroke Yammies on the back!

(It could be selling for a knock-down price in a couple of months.)
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Old 13 November 2006, 07:20   #2
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That is some boat. Wonder what speed that does.
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Old 13 November 2006, 07:22   #3
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Wonder what speed that does.
Whatever the speed, apparently it was't enough!
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Old 13 November 2006, 07:28   #4
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It probably ran out of petrol !!!!
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Old 13 November 2006, 07:32   #5
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Blooming heck! That's outboard madness!!
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Old 13 November 2006, 08:08   #6
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Wonder what RIB it is? Doesn't look like a Crompton - interesting looking hull form.
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Old 13 November 2006, 08:13   #7
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Bullet proof Tubes I wouldn't wonder!
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Old 13 November 2006, 09:31   #8
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There is a picture of this RIB in the latest edtion of RIB International
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The bottom of the engines legs don't look too healthy, huge chunks out of them.
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Old 13 November 2006, 09:46   #10
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forgive the hair split but aren't the v6 200hp two stroke not four stroke???

interesting set up: notice the counter rotating props and the outer two engines have no zinc fin.??

How do you manoveure a boat like that then? just use the outer two for "spinning on engines"
The centre skeg has had a wallop too.

With a twin i always thought that the second engine gives 20% drag so does this mean that one of these engines is actually doing nothing ie 20% x 5 when the boat is at full chat?
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