Worlds fastest dive boat
Posted 19 March 2007 - 11:54 AM
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Canon 5D, Ikelite
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 12:49 PM
thats not a rib, it a missile & it has not even got a Ladder
or Tail lift
D800, Seacam,S45, Nikon 60mm micro, Nikon VR 105mm micro, Nikon 16x35mm, Nikon 16mm, fe, Seaflash 150ttl & Seacam flash arms
Posted 19 March 2007 - 01:09 PM
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.
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
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
Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:41 PM
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.
Edited by ce4jesus, 19 March 2007 - 06:44 PM.
Olympus E-520, TLC arms, Inon Z-240s, 50mm, 14-42mm woody's diopter
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!!
Posted 20 March 2007 - 04:38 AM
Posted 27 March 2007 - 11:40 PM
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?
Edited by NickJ, 27 March 2007 - 11:43 PM.
Sony RX100+Nauticam+Sea&Sea YS-D1; Sony FX1+Light and Motion BlueFin+SunRay Pro, Sony A1, Nikon D80