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Old 03 April 2009, 12:07   #1
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This has GOT to be a Photoshop deal.

No way this thing is for real, right?
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Old 03 April 2009, 12:46   #2
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Its real alright ... do a search for crompton marine .. or drug running.. should turn something up
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Old 03 April 2009, 13:40   #3
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It was meant to be super fast and undetectable to radar for cartain reasons, I don't think it was either and never made it to the customer.
Its on here somewhere?
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Heres the photoshopped version . Not sure who posted this originally. But I've seen and been emailed that original photo so many times
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Old 03 April 2009, 21:28   #5
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Crompton did some great boats - sold them to the goodies and the baddies!!!



Here is a little one with only 4 engines - nice cargo.............

And here is one of the proper beasts in action - I think they used a Land Rover for the cabin - my ideal mixture.

British engineering at it's best!!!
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Old 04 April 2009, 02:04   #6
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thanks

for the info. anyone have any word on how fast it really was/is? If a second prop adds only 50%, a third must be a tad less, and .... an 8th?
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Old 04 April 2009, 05:47   #7
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[QUOTE=chewy;289226] It was meant to be super fast and undetectable to radar for cartain reasons,
What with all that amount of aluminium at the stern ,lol
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Old 04 April 2009, 08:12   #8
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Was this the one that conked out half way through a drugs run because they filled its tanks with diesel ?
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Old 04 April 2009, 08:38   #9
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here's another, scanned of an origional photo i have these are v8 's too!!
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Old 04 April 2009, 15:11   #10
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Look more like V6s to me but the photo is very bad.

I used to wonder about the sense of this - 2 big diesels would be a better bet - until someone pointed out it would take a lot of shots to knock out all 8 engines!!!
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