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Old 28 October 2005, 01:44   #1
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USCG new "Toy"

Seems the US coast guard is starting to take RIB's seriously.
Check out their new "drug enforcement " Rib
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...lr%3D%26sa%3DG

Near 60 Knot performance; (but none around here as yet.)Well there are 2, but havn't been pulled over by them yet!(Just a matter of time I suppose )


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Old 28 October 2005, 03:34   #2
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That's interesting!

Reggie Fountain (listed builder of these boats) had a short relationship with Fabio Buzzi a couple of years back, whereby Fountain were building race boats with buzzi hulls and safety canopies, they also used the Buzzi 'Trimax' drive system. They were of course badged as a Fountain to please the American populous.

Their relationship failed in the end, presumably through differences in opinion.

So it's odd to see that now Fountain is supplying boats to the US Coastgaurd that are quite clearly Buzzi designs!

Maybe the love affair is back on.

PS. This is the same basic 36' hull raced by Drew Langdon & Jan Falkowski in P1 'Buzzi Bullet', but i'm assuming it's fitted with an inboard/Trimax, instead of two 300x Merc's
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Old 28 October 2005, 03:42   #3
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Some clearer pics of the 36' Buzzi hull
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Old 28 October 2005, 03:51   #4
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Some clearer pics of the 36' Buzzi hull
i guess they went too mad there?
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Old 28 October 2005, 03:51   #5
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Interesting story.


Cool photos

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Old 28 October 2005, 04:19   #6
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i guess they went too mad there?
That's racing for you!

Ended up the 'right way up' on this occasion.

This canopied class II boat would have been running close to 100mph tho', so the risks are a little greater.
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Old 28 October 2005, 04:23   #7
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(but none around here as yet.)Well there are 2, but havn't been pulled over by them yet!(Just a matter of time I suppose )
Hmm, xs550 with a suzuki, the only reason you'd get stopped by them is if they thought you were "taking" drugs!
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Old 28 October 2005, 08:21   #8
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That's interesting!

Reggie Fountain (listed builder of these boats) had a short relationship with Fabio Buzzi a couple of years back, whereby Fountain were building race boats with buzzi hulls and safety canopies, they also used the Buzzi 'Trimax' drive system. They were of course badged as a Fountain to please the American populous.

Their relationship failed in the end, presumably through differences in opinion.

So it's odd to see that now Fountain is supplying boats to the US Coastgaurd that are quite clearly Buzzi designs!

Maybe the love affair is back on.

PS. This is the same basic 36' hull raced by Drew Langdon & Jan Falkowski in P1 'Buzzi Bullet', but i'm assuming it's fitted with an inboard/Trimax, instead of two 300x Merc's

Maybe they have been splashed!!!!
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Old 28 October 2005, 12:03   #9
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Maybe they have been splashed!!!!

I rather doubt it, i'm sure even Reggie wouldn't try to shaft Fabio. and I suspect Fabio would be well enough 'connected' to know about it.

Sure it's all above board.
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Old 28 October 2005, 19:52   #10
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Jonny,
many thanks; the background history,It was very intersting.
Dirk,yes I know i am not a performance craft, but i do seem to have a habit of being pulled over! The guys below pulled me over last time ,which I must seem little fry for the horsepower they had available.
Well I better not throw my "brick" of bread pudding over the side or else they may think I am trying to ditch contraband
I know where the T-Agos launch ship is based ,so will keep a look out for it. They have to practise with these things sometimes! Would love to get some photos (now that would get me pulled over again! ) Well, 5 agencies pulled me over so far;so going for the record
cheers Dal
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