they are pretty slow at around 12 knots.They were originally surveillance ships converted for Drug enforcment use.
And ,no rebel here
Just a soon as I head out of San Diego Bay, I am just a couple of miles from the Mexican border. Also most of the American pleasure boaters consider summer over now and not many of us out there.
So as a newbie trying to learn handling the RIB, i am out there in the heavier swells that tend to put the locals off.So think it's a case of part being intrigued and part boredom that the local enforcement boats check me out so much.I have been pulled over about 6 times so far; always officious to start with and then once identity is established they seem amused I am in such a boat out there.