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Old 07 April 2004, 14:55   #1
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RIB with 8 engines?

I heard today that a rib said to be almost 50ft in length with eight outboard engines and a cabin, was moved from Lowestoft by road to the HM Customs pound in Felixstowe or Harwich.
Apparently it had been impounded due to illicit use. The rib is said to be capable of carrying 8 tons.
This info came from someone who knows the transport man who did the move.
Anyone know more?

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Old 07 April 2004, 15:00   #2
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Was it a Crompton?
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Old 07 April 2004, 15:00   #3
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Sounds like it was a Crompton being impounded following the recent police operation. See this thread: Crompton Ribs
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Old 07 April 2004, 15:11   #4
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May come up for auction

Thanks Louise

If is comes up for auction are you considering an upgrade from Blue Ice?

"Large trailer wanted"

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I heard today that a rib said to be almost 50ft in length with eight outboard engines and a cabin, was moved from Lowestoft by road to the HM Customs pound in Felixstowe or Harwich.
Apparently it had been impounded due to illicit use. The rib is said to be capable of carrying 8 tons.
This info came from someone who knows the transport man who did the move.
Anyone know more?

John
Probably connected to the bloke who runs (ran!) Crompton RIBS being arrested for alledgedly drug smuggling!
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Old 07 April 2004, 18:24   #6
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How the hell does one control 8 engines simultanesously?
The most I have found is a 4 way throttle.
There must be a point when you just know fewer, bigger, inboards are the way to go.
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Old 07 April 2004, 18:30   #7
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looks hard enough with 4..
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