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Old 15 December 2006, 15:27   #1
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RIB or not 2 rib

http://www.terrawind.com/terrawind.htm

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Old 15 December 2006, 16:19   #2
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Says it all about American vehicles - they all handle like boats.....
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Old 15 December 2006, 19:42   #3
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If you think windage in a rib is interesting you should try a floating bus

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Old 15 December 2006, 19:51   #4
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I think it needs a bit more deadrise...

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Old 15 December 2006, 20:33   #5
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wait until you get a bit of wind against tide...

This porker is only useful for a bit of surface water.
Nice idea, but who in their right mind shuush, its Uncle sam
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I'd either hate or love to see what does in a beam sea...
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Old 16 December 2006, 04:24   #7
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Just the one question.................why?
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Old 16 December 2006, 05:08   #8
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They should let Jeremy Clarkson have a go and then see what it looks like
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Old 16 December 2006, 07:34   #9
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quadski

I'll pass on the barge, but I definitely want one of these

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If you think windage in a rib is interesting you should try a floating bus
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No doubt.

We used to have 2 amphibious buses in Monterey. They used the recreational boat ramp at Breakwater (where I normally launch), and, I think, a dock at Fisherman's Wharf (the Monterey wharf, not SF.)

Regular tour was, I think around the harbor, dockside at FW, out of the water at B/W, around Cannery Row, into the water at B/W, and start over.

I have been tied up when the thing goes in (they used to be very pushy about getting on the ramp; I've seen the thing cut trailers off to get in first); They'd occasionally drive in at about 25mph, creating one hell of a bow wave. Knocked at least one person off their boat (luckily, it was a diver, so he was already dressed for the dip...)

They apparently weren't making a lot of money, and were generating complaints on the water, and on land; eventually they closed the operation and moved away.

One of the buses ended up in Santa Barbara (don't know about the other one; may be there as well); pics of the thing attached.

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