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Old 05 April 2003, 04:39   #1
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The solution to all those launching problems?

Have a look at what the Kiwi's have come up with now:

It's a good thing they didn't send out the press release a few days ago, or no one would have believed them!

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Old 05 April 2003, 10:59   #2
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Excellent - has anyone told Flanker? - it might save him on his slipway launches!!!

Anyway I wonder how it will all syand up to the sea water and how much extra weight does it add to a 5m rib?

I see its powered by:-

Two rear marinised hydraulic wheel motors powered by 13hp Honda 4 stroke in-board engine (under centre console), electronic ignition, electric start

Thats goto add extra weight - and take up stowage space.

Hmmm. Good idea I like it!!


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Old 06 April 2003, 08:19   #3
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Or you could just buy one of these.......
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Old 06 April 2003, 17:54   #4
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I am sure Flanker would take to it like a it comes..........DUKW to water
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Old 06 April 2003, 18:10   #5
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Hay folks,Flankers getting there 59 miles today no problems.

Whatch out, he could be a yachtmaster bye the end of the yr.

You show em Flanker
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Old 07 April 2003, 04:13   #6
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Okay, supposing it isn't an April Fool joke....

The boat they are showing you is a pre prodution mock up.


1. Why use a cartoon to show it moving? Wouldn't you show a short video clip of the actual boat?

2. Where is the 'drive' to the rear wheels?

3. Where is the steering machanism for the front wheel?

4. Why are the 'images' computer graphics?

Whaddya think folks?

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Old 07 April 2003, 07:52   #7
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SOCO Hart strikes again.

Sorry, Keith, you won't get overtime on this one.

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