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Old 13-11-2006, 05:18 PM   #1
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Big rib

Just unashamedly borrowed the attached photos from the MBY forum, friend has a sea training school in Spain near Gib, the local Garda Civil brought the large rib in after being caught smuggling.
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Old 13-11-2006, 05:44 PM   #2
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Old 13-11-2006, 06:54 PM   #3
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Strewth ! Thats a cluster.....

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Do you know what will happen to this now? it will be put in a sealed compound along with dozens of other craft all piled on top one another and no one can get them back out! somewhere in Spain there is Harry Hyams old Enfield UNOWOT which Don Shead desperately wants to get hold of and also I believe the ali Gee also the Shead design boat.
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Old 13-11-2006, 07:07 PM   #5
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On the subject one of Mike Rings latest
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Im not a rib fan but thats gotta make you smile!

see http://www.ringpowercraft.se/en/index.htm

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Old 13-11-2006, 07:09 PM   #8
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Looks like the skegs have seen a lot of action too. The outer two engines also have no zinc fin?
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Its an odd hull design - middle pic

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I noticed that - very hard to tell from the pics but maybe it's a bit Lorne Campbell ish???
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Crompton's still take some beating though.
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Looking at the hull attachment method maybe it IS a Crompton???
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why wouldnt you just go for 2-3 big HP inboard engines?
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a possible answer for the "smugglers" boats is . . . various agencies shoot the engines, so the more engines the merrier, and the more chance of escape . . . . the smugglers also "encourage" fellow crew members to lay across the engines when under fire! This is because you just cant vittal up (shoot the **** out of) any old fast boat, with no lights on at night that wont stop!
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You would need a oil tanker following that around.
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Is that 8 engined RIB for real?? I thought photoshop to start with, but it looks real!! Imagine those all rotating in one direction - youŽd never get it in a straight line!!
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Originally posted by THUNDERBOLT
somewhere in Spain there is Harry Hyams old Enfield UNOWOT which Don Shead desperately wants to get hold of and also I believe the ali Gee also the Shead design boat.
Maybe I should go find it!!! One of the most beautiful of all time. The colour, the shape, the noise, everything.......................even the number!
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Is that 8 engined RIB for real?? I thought photoshop to start with, but it looks real!! Imagine those all rotating in one direction - youŽd never get it in a straight line!!
Yup it's real alright - stupid but real. Fair comment about a few big diesels but as someone has pointed out with 8 engines it takes a lot to stop you!!!
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I'd install a couple of large diesels and bullet proof the engine cover.
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now this is a big rib 17m long 2000hp and meant for up to 8m swells
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