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Old 02 February 2012, 16:48   #1
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Quote for servicing this lot ?

Came across this picture. Would not like to be the guy that gets the bill for this lot!

What do you reckon as a ball park ?

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Old 02 February 2012, 17:05   #2
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dos beg the question, why? it must be a floating fuel tank.
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Old 02 February 2012, 17:15   #3
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It's owned by Shell. Don't no what for seen it on you tube
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Old 02 February 2012, 17:16   #4
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Old 03 February 2012, 04:55   #5
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I took a picture of this one when I was down in Portugal!

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Old 03 February 2012, 06:36   #6
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surely there must come a point where it makes no difference how many engines you have as all youre doing is churning up the water and getting no 'grip'.
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Old 03 February 2012, 08:14   #7
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I can see no point in that at all, other than you gain deck space. Just starting them must take forever, and then if you start engine one first every time, it will have more hours than engine eight, buy quite some margin at the end of their life.
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Old 03 February 2012, 10:42   #8
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Never mind starting them imagine the throttle levers on the dash

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Old 03 February 2012, 10:59   #9
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Lots of backup there though if one engine dies, who cares
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Old 03 February 2012, 11:31   #10
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Old 03 February 2012, 11:47   #11
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there was/is a boat in the USA about three/four years ago that had about five? big verados it was done as a show exhibit but was tested on the water top speed one hunderd miles per hour , fuel range six miles at wot, you may still see it on the verado web site
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Old 03 February 2012, 14:28   #12
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As has been said before most of the ones with 8 odd engines are generally drug runners, if one engine gets shot out it doesn't matter.
They seem to have moved on to more sophisticated means now.... subs!
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Old 03 February 2012, 16:07   #13
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Don't fancy the fuel bill much
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Old 08 February 2012, 06:31   #14
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Came across this picture. Would not like to be the guy that gets the bill for this lot!

What do you reckon as a ball park ?

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What is this boat used for ? Something for the military ? Seems very odd if it isnt a drug runner
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Old 08 February 2012, 06:38   #15
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there was/is a boat in the USA about three/four years ago that had about five? big verados it was done as a show exhibit but was tested on the water top speed one hunderd miles per hour , fuel range six miles at wot, you may still see it on the verado web site
That would be this.... Midnight Express - 39' Open Model

they build boats for the US military, customs etc.
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Old 08 February 2012, 07:23   #16
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Why ? Why would you need that many engines.
I can see the point of 2 even 4 at a push but any more than that and doesnt the weight of the engines and weight and costs of the fule out weigh the gains from the extra engines.

and wont there be extra drag from all thoes legs in the water.
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