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#1 dmoss

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 11:54 AM

Although built and marketed toward a different clientele <_< ...this little screamer, with a few modifications like a camera table and Seat Belts, would definitely get you to the dive site ahead of the crowd ^_^

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#2 DeanB

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 12:04 PM

Holy cripes... :) :)

Thats the 'God' of RIB's.. :)

I heard Mark Thorpe has had one built especially for his 'RED' camera... ;)

'SBS' dive operators ^_^ :)

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 12:49 PM

HI,
thats not a rib, it a missile :) & it has not even got a Ladder :)
or Tail lift ;)
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 01:09 PM

Although built and marketed toward a different clientele <_< ...this little screamer, with a few modifications like a camera table and Seat Belts, would definitely get you to the dive site ahead of the crowd

That isn't so different from the chase boats the SS uses for fishing with George Bush Sr. up in Kennebunkport. Not as many engines, but then again probably more performance per engine.

So while the drug runners would seem to have a bit more speed they don't have Secret Service agents in fashionable matching wetsuits scrubbing down and hosing off the boats after the trip. It kind of cracks me up everytime I see it ^_^

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:56 PM

I'm feeling a little guilty. My first thought on see that picture was "I want one"
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:10 PM

Yeah but I still think this RIB is the coolest:

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:41 PM

I'm feeling a little guilty. My first thought on see that picture was "I want one"


Whew...I'm not the only lunatic. Haha.

However there is a part of me, the boating guy, that thinks this think is way over engineered and they might have actually even achieved greater speed with a little less. Some of those things have to cavitate so much they'd be virtually useless and at some point there's got to be a law of diminishing returns.

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 12:30 AM

No good for a dive operator.
Have to charge the divers $1000 per dive to cover the fuel ^_^
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 01:03 AM

No good for a dive operator.
Have to charge the divers $1000 per dive to cover the fuel :)


I guess that if you combine both "activities" divers may go for free!! ^_^
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 04:38 AM

Probably not as fast, stable and storage space for contraband as some of our 'traditional' drug running race boats in the Carribean - Florida area. But much more cost-efficient to run. Hey, when one of those Yammies conks out, just throw it over the side and install a new one.
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 11:40 PM

Wow, be great to own either, but I have to agree with Drew on the Subskimmer cool factor. How many RIBs can claim this:

Submerged. Utilising its electric thrusters Subskimmer can operate completely submerged at speeds up to three knots. It can be deployed at depths up to 100 metres and can be left anchored to the seabed for extended periods. ;)

Golly, means I could go on a dive and never have to get out of the driving seat. I wonder how steady it is on a video pan?

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 03:09 AM

If the suskimmer craze takes hold in the Red Sea it would be chaos..

Could you imaging the Thistlegorm..There would be a line of them waitng like a taxi rank...

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