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Old 14-09-2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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Anyone know any more about this ?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...driftwood.html

Was it driftwood or driver error ?
100MPH !!!
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Old 14-09-2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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Is This another Bull Shite story from The Sun ?

1 Driftwood jammed in Prop and rudder

2 Powered by Rolls-Royce powered JET DRIVE SYSTEM ?

3 100 MPH ?
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Old 16-09-2009, 08:31 AM   #3
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This is the same boat that was featured in "Top Gear" and it has a set of 800 hp motors with Buzzi Drives. It should top out at 100 mph with the power to weight ratio of 2.6 kg/hp it should.

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Jet pumps on a Military prototype? If so the log got lodged in the inlet housing and locked the pump up. No thrust no steering for the jets so they could be in trouble for handling if so.
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Old 16-09-2009, 09:33 AM   #4
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not many stepped hulls with waterjets though...
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Old 16-09-2009, 11:18 AM   #5
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:23 PM   #6
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I'm sure there used to be one of these being tested down on the Solent, running out of Portsmouth Naval base.
Looked very impressive.
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:10 PM   #7
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going cheep

i no of one of these not 2 miles from me bare boat in kevlar complete with bulkheads set up for twin trimax brand new ready for fit out,hull is buzzi p1
I now the guy selling it but its WAY out of my budget but i,m sure there,s a good deal for cash for someone
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One of these was in HYTHE Marina, on Southampton Water.
Thats probably the one seen in the area & at Portsmouth.
I think maybe Peter Dredge is involved in the company selling these Buzzi designed boats.
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I think maybe Peter Dredge is involved in the company selling these Buzzi designed boats.
Not any more - he's at Cougar now .............
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here are the builder

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Built in Marchwood, the two pictured, are two seperate ones. there was a dark camy one and the metalic blue. Frequently at hythe marina and my Step dad lifts the engines in em . They seem to need new ones quite ALOT
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One of these was in HYTHE Marina, on Southampton Water.
Thats probably the one seen in the area & at Portsmouth.
you mean this one,
there was two in that night,
there's a blue one on the next pontoon up as well
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you mean this one,
there was two in that night,
there's a blue one on the next pontoon up as well
in for a new engine again tommorrow
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in for a new engine again tommorrow
So, what make are these often replaced engines then ?
Don't sound too attractive for forces use, if they need replacing that often !
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