View Full Version : High speed ferry concept? 200 knots!

John Bell
08-12-2004, 09:44 PM
Posting this in MNBR just because it's so colossally stupid!

Picture a retired Boeing 727 with its wings plucked off, mounted on a set of wave piercing pontoons, roaring down the bay at 200 knots!

...riiiiiiggggghhhhht. :rolleyes:

http://www.hydrolance.net/HL-Boeing727-Ferry%20conver sion.htm (http://www.hydrolance.net/HL-Boeing727-Ferry%20conversion.htm)

I can hear the USCG inspectors laughing now...

[ 08-12-2004, 10:46 PM: Message edited by: John Bell ]

08-12-2004, 10:13 PM
Some ideas never die. The Russians had something like this on the Caspian Sea.

[ 08-12-2004, 11:14 PM: Message edited by: Victor ]

L.W. Baxter
08-12-2004, 10:14 PM
Hey, don't you have a pontoon boat, J. Bell? You should soop that baby up and get into business.

You could sell your homebrew to the passengers.

I'll fry up some onion rings.

08-12-2004, 10:34 PM
needs some moving graphics,,,people with hands over their ears.

Ross M
08-12-2004, 10:53 PM
Extremely pleased that my money is not at risk!


High C
08-12-2004, 10:54 PM
That's the dumbest thing I've ever seen.

08-12-2004, 11:41 PM
high C
no I can think of a lot dumber ideas but I guess we should not talk politics.

I tried to see how "Harth pontoons" work but it was a dead ended link

08-13-2004, 01:03 AM
How would you like to hit that 150 foot rogue wave at 200 knots? :eek: :D


WEEEEeeee..... smile.gif

[ 08-13-2004, 02:06 AM: Message edited by: TimH ]

John Bell
08-13-2004, 06:36 AM
Originally posted by L.W. Baxter:
Hey, don't you have a pontoon boat, J. Bell? You should soop that baby up and get into business.
Nah, my boat burns too much gas as it is. Besides, there's no jet-A on my lake anywhere!

08-13-2004, 06:37 AM
Actually the Russian idea was better. Used ground effect, so there was nothing in the water. Nice to see what would happen when this thing hits a floating log at 200 mph.

08-14-2004, 12:23 AM
Um, why not just fly?