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Old 16 June 2005, 22:59   #1
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Country: UK - Wales
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Mad jet boat

http://home.xtra.co.nz/hosts/cult/index.htm

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?ObjectID=3518883

It IS a RIB of sorts - I think!!!

NZ is the home of the jet boat and this one has an amazing spec - wouldn't say it LOOKS so good though - head on it looks like an Orkney fisher!!!

"Not only can it run down, up and across heavy breaking swells, the 6.7m-long Wave Attack can right itself immediately if flipped by a wave. That mechanism is a secret. All he will say is: "It's designed a little like a skittle."

The 400hp Chevrolet engine is made to keep running upside-down.

Needing just 10cm of water to function, the boat is ideal for navigating shallow river bars and, in a sea rescue, could catch a wave up on to the nearest beach.

With a top speed of 45 knots, Wave Attack is able to do a 180-degree turn within its own length. And it can operate in the breaking swell zone usually restricted to inflatable rescue boats and jetskis."

Sounds like just the thing for the Lougher Estuary!!! Or maybe a hovercraft would be even better!!!
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