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Old 13 March 2004, 12:43   #1
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Forget RIBs and SIBs - I want THIS...

Now this looks like fun:

http://www.witham-sv.com/infopage.php?ID=39&Overide=1

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Old 14 March 2004, 08:01   #2
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Old 14 March 2004, 11:00   #3
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At least you'd never get stuck on the slipway, and wouldn't have to get your feet wet again, Keith

I am not sure as to whether it'd fold away tight enough to fit in the boot of the car though......

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Old 14 March 2004, 14:26   #4
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Naaaah......

This is what youre after mate!!!!!

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Old 14 March 2004, 18:20   #5
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Hmmm...US Navy LCAC in nice one, but I know even better hovercraft available for you. Finnish Navy built one prototype delivered 2002 for missile carrier. The vessel is based on LCAC, size is about the same, but the plane itself is much more modern, crystal cockpit layout on aluminium-carbon firbe-aramide construction. Since the project was cancelled 1/2 year ago, the Navy is now selling the porotype. The building price of the hovercraft was 13,5 million euros, so may you offer 10 millions and craft might be yours.....it's a great vehicle, I got a rare opportunity to test drive it last November. During trials we made 64 knots easily (not me so fast though!), engines are 2x4000 hp Textron turbines.
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Old 15 March 2004, 08:14   #6
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I'm in...

10mil.... a bargain!
Does it come with or without the missiles?
Can I trailer it?
He He He

Check this site

http://community.webshots.com/topics...04_views_0.htm

some really nice pix inside


like this.... errrr what?
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Old 15 March 2004, 20:25   #7
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uuhhh...tell them to drive hard to escape this one.....:-)
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Old 16 March 2004, 13:27   #8
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Beauty

Triple merc 250ies?
Id be a sitting duck doing 50 in my Baby Boomer!!!

But it came to my attention that the Hellenic Coast Guard has acquired some serious weaponry.

Check this link

http://www.fbdesign.it

Fabio Buzzi makes some interesting boats, dont you agree?

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Old 20 March 2004, 10:35   #9
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Can't comment any details regarding the Boomeranger military boat, actually I don't know them by myself either.

I saw Hellenic CG boats earlier at website, they look nice. FB Design makes nice boats, absolutely worth closer investigation. RIB 55 is my favourite, shame I have not been able to test drive it. 4x800 hp Seateks, 85 knots in full control. One of my colleagues tested it and the performance was very good.
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