Boatmad.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 17-06-2007, 09:43 AM   #1
Registered User
 
LorenZo's Avatar
 
Location: Essex
Occupation: This & That
Interests: Time Trialling
Boat name: Manx Cat
Cruising area: From Shoreham

Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Essex
Posts: 161
Sea Phantom in Sunday Times

Hi just for info.
Theres a piece on something called a Sea Phantom - a Batmobile on steroids in this week's InGear Comic. Appraently powered by a Ilmor V10 in the write up but quite clearly powered by something different.

http://www.seaphantom.com/index.html

Regs
LorenZo
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	gfx_construction2.jpg
Views:	256
Size:	70.3 KB
ID:	13012  
__________________

LorenZo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-06-2007, 11:54 AM   #2
Registered User
 
gazza's Avatar
 
Occupation: Champion Pie Eater
Boat name: On The Rocks
Boat make: Ring 21 marshan 17 four winns horizon, hydro 3 pointer, f2 cat, backdraft 22
Cruising area: Way up norf and Sarf coast areas

Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,619
This is like a W.I.G Craft but taking its drive from the water, then using two legs to keep it stable.
Is the ratio, water is 800 times more dense than air or something like that!
getting the main hull clear of the water is going to give more speed for less HP.
The Russians did on a big scale with that Caspian Sea Monster thingy.
__________________

gazza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-06-2007, 12:16 PM   #3
Registered User
 
MrRob's Avatar
 
Country: England
Location: Birmingham
Occupation: Scratching
Interests: Big Dinners
Boat name: Never Enough
Boat make: Seaquel 600xs
Engines: 225hp Merc ProMax
Cruising area: Anywhere! I prefer Weymouth

Join Date: May 2005
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 3,232
Send a message via AIM to MrRob
So it pretty much just an over engineered 3 point hydroplane?
__________________
I got jumper cables!
MrRob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-06-2007, 01:10 PM   #4
Large member
 
Country: England
Location: On the farm
Occupation: General Trouble Causer Salterns Boatyard
Interests: Official smartass
Boat name: Seahorse.org
Boat make: a V24 and a SLOW unstable ICE Bladerunner
Engines: 2x300 promax, 320 Volvo
Cruising area: England/France & Med

Join Date: May 2005
Location: On the farm
Posts: 2,681
Dont say that, you'll get Lorne interested...


They appear to be running a 2.5 efi.
I wonder what it would be like as a class III boat?

verytricky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-06-2007, 01:34 PM   #5
numbskull
 
Jon Fuller's Avatar
 
Country: United Kingdom
Location: South
Occupation: none
Interests: none
Boat name: Leviathan
Boat make: Phantom 28
Cruising area: South Coast

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: South
Posts: 15,959
Quote:
Originally Posted by verytricky View Post
I wonder what it would be like as a class III boat?

Going by the videos,.......shite!
__________________
.

"I Agree with everything you say really!" - John Cooke to Jon Fuller - 26-01-2013
Jon Fuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-06-2007, 02:25 PM   #6
Registered User
 
gazza's Avatar
 
Occupation: Champion Pie Eater
Boat name: On The Rocks
Boat make: Ring 21 marshan 17 four winns horizon, hydro 3 pointer, f2 cat, backdraft 22
Cruising area: Way up norf and Sarf coast areas

Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,619
I would certainly be interesting seeing it tackle a force 5 / 6.
Looks like it has a hydraulic arm operating the gill bracket!
gazza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-06-2007, 08:06 PM   #7
Registered User
 
robbie's Avatar
 
Location: redhill
Occupation: data manager
Boat name: salamis
Boat make: cheetah (not that cat thing), Invicta Jupiter 5.0
Engines: I/B VP
Cruising area: littlehampton

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: redhill
Posts: 283
Quote:
Originally Posted by gazza View Post
I would certainly be interesting seeing it tackle a force 5 / 6.
Looks like it has a hydraulic arm operating the gill bracket!
What happens to it when it stuffs a wave? Will it just dive?
__________________
A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.



Rob (Salamis)
robbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-06-2007, 09:01 PM   #8
Registered User
 
gazza's Avatar
 
Occupation: Champion Pie Eater
Boat name: On The Rocks
Boat make: Ring 21 marshan 17 four winns horizon, hydro 3 pointer, f2 cat, backdraft 22
Cruising area: Way up norf and Sarf coast areas

Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,619
Rob
Its got the right shape for one of those mini subs,
A bit of WD 40 around the engine, to keep off the water the electrics, Bobs your auntie.
It be good for 200 metres,

It will be in the next James Bond movie!
gazza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-06-2007, 10:50 PM   #9
Large member
 
Country: England
Location: On the farm
Occupation: General Trouble Causer Salterns Boatyard
Interests: Official smartass
Boat name: Seahorse.org
Boat make: a V24 and a SLOW unstable ICE Bladerunner
Engines: 2x300 promax, 320 Volvo
Cruising area: England/France & Med

Join Date: May 2005
Location: On the farm
Posts: 2,681
Actually quite clever design on the sponsons when they hit a wave they collapse, in place of flipping the boat over. Like a skier bending his knees over the wash.

Also when you stear, it drops the inside sponson so allowing the cog to move to the inside of the turn.

Perhaps some modifications to the bladerunner are in order then?
verytricky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2007, 01:02 AM   #10
Registered User
 
robbie's Avatar
 
Location: redhill
Occupation: data manager
Boat name: salamis
Boat make: cheetah (not that cat thing), Invicta Jupiter 5.0
Engines: I/B VP
Cruising area: littlehampton

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: redhill
Posts: 283
It takes two meters of air. The tail catches the crest of the following wave nose diving head first to the water. The springy sponsons flick down and pogo the front back up. Now that would actually be quite clever.
__________________

__________________
A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.



Rob (Salamis)
robbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×