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Old 13 November 2006, 07:16   #1
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Fat Ass Rib

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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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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The bottom of the engines legs don't look too healthy, huge chunks out of them.
Bullet holes?

Fuel bill must be silly and there's a limit to how much juice you can carry on a RIB surely, must eat into the drugs space!

And just imagine the heartbreak if you hit a floating bit of heavy timber just below the surface and removed five 200hp outboards in one go...

Mind you a couple of tonnes of heroin would probably pay for a new engine or two if you did get through
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Old 13 November 2006, 14:53   #12
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Picton did a 14 mts with a fuel tank that held 5 tons
with 4 yamaha 300hp 2/strokes
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In the gallery section there's a thread about Crompton Marine's 18m RIB with 8 x 250 outboards.

Thirsty Beast?
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Looking at the tube attachment method maybe it's a Crompton after all - what do you think Mr Tilley???
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Picton did a 14 mts with a fuel tank that held 5 tons
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and when I was in Daves on Saturday he had two 11m with triple 275 Yammys, and one 13m in build with 4 >>>>> all headed for Spain. Looks like a busy market for big fast ribs
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Old 14 November 2006, 12:47   #16
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codders i know nothing
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and when I was in Daves on Saturday he had two 11m with triple 275 Yammys, and one 13m in build with 4 >>>>> all headed for Spain. Looks like a busy market for big fast ribs
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didn't know Yamaha did 275s???
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didn't know Yamaha did 275s???
Codders - right as always > must have been 250's ? Cowls off and big ?
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could be a henshaw tubed 15 mtr
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