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Old 23 January 2014, 03:56   #31
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I did some work for a company that were testing an 18m rib, it came in different configurations every time I see it, once it had 3x300 mercs on then it came with two on and a large hydrofoil where the third engine used to be, this thing was hydraulic and use to fold down between the two engines, it was also linked into the steering and followed the engine angles and trim. Bloody great big thing, it wasn't for this country and that's all I can tell you
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Old 23 January 2014, 04:09   #32
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I lied about the 300s
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Old 23 January 2014, 05:28   #33
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Biff was that the navatek design built by ice marine tubed by tilley inflatables for testing by the US navy seals
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Old 23 January 2014, 06:15   #34
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Old 23 January 2014, 06:25   #35
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Biff was that the navatek design built by ice marine tubed by tilley inflatables for testing by the US navy seals
Yes that's the one. I didn't know how secret it was so I didn't mention the name
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Old 23 January 2014, 07:39   #36
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There are some more pictures on these threads:

Southampton Boat Show 2009

Seawork 2010

Does anyone know what this beastie is?
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Old 23 January 2014, 07:43   #37
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That's the old girl. I did an earlier 35 ft version
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Old 23 January 2014, 15:02   #38
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Another triple engined "Special"
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Old 23 January 2014, 15:07   #39
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the surplus Chinooks sold on the US government auction site last month, GSA Auctions, General Services Administration, Government Site for Auctions
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Wonder do they just auction them to anyone? Surely you must need some sort of helo license?? Some of the clearance auctions in the US must be great! 
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