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Old 13-07-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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Is this for real??

Just received this by e-mail, is it for real or just a mock up, anyone heard of it?



2,000 HP Outboard Inflatable ...

Here's the latest drug runner toy from Europe...


This thing belts across the English channel 3 times

per week and was just a blur on the radar of the

British Coast Guard.



They were so astonished by the speed of the

unknown craft, they brought in a special high

speed helicopter to chase it. Drugs were found

on board. Of course, you'd have to be on

drugs to put the throttle down on this rig!
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Old 13-07-2008, 07:56 PM   #2
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OLD - not new. And it was real.


The multiple engines are not for speed they are for reliability as the coast guard have a habit of shooting the engines to force a boat to stop.
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Old 18-07-2008, 07:23 PM   #3
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you would have to sell a lot of drugs just to pay for the petrol!!!
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Old 18-07-2008, 07:33 PM   #4
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This was doing the rounds about a year or so ago.

Did Mr Crompton not have a bit of hassle for building these?

Dont look suspicious or nofing sitting in the harbour does it!!


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Old 09-08-2008, 02:37 PM   #5
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i thought this was an american boat, i saw it a while ago and i got the impression it was used in the states, is it a brittish boat?
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:18 PM   #6
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i thought this was an american boat, i saw it a while ago and i got the impression it was used in the states, is it a brittish boat?
I think:
The photo was from Spain.
The boats were built in England.
Driven by 'unsavory persons'
There was a court case? or a prosecution of some type, but it failed, and the people got off.
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:41 PM   #7
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I know, I know all those engines just to smuggle one white Landrover.
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:53 PM   #8
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It was the feature boat in the Hydrive Book when I was looking at Hydraulic steering a couple of years ago
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:38 PM   #9
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boat was built by cromptons in uk and confiscated before it had left the uk ,never finished being seatrialled in uk waters ,top speed was 45 knots ,still in a warehouse in hull i believe .of course this may be wrong but not according to the guy who fitted the engines and started to do the sea trials
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boat was built by cromptons in uk and confiscated before it had left the uk ,never finished being seatrialled in uk waters ,top speed was 45 knots ,still in a warehouse in hull i believe .of course this may be wrong but not according to the guy who fitted the engines and started to do the sea trials
I feel that you probably know more about it than I do.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:15 AM   #11
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i didnt have anything at all to do with the build of the boat but one of my employees did fit the tubes whilst working for another tube builder and i met the engineer who fitted the engines on thursday of this week as he is hoping to start building smaller ribs for the UK market
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i didnt have anything at all to do with the build of the boat
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:40 AM   #13
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It was im officer, honest.
Nofing to do wi me.




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Old 16-08-2008, 11:59 AM   #14
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update on the crompton saga rumour has it that all charges in spain have been dropped and the main cause for the original arrest was a splash not a crompton
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