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    what's the point
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    what's the point
    It is a different sort of penis extension.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I have seen that sort of thing before.

    Usually black, and with a lower profile.

    Known in pre-1997 Hong Kong as a snake boat; used for transporting people and goods between HK and the rest of China without disturbing the repose of Customs officials.

    Very much the same sort of thing is used to travel across the Straits of Gibraltar.

    The extraordinary number of big outboards is because some of them are hot spares.
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    . . . . Just because 2400 horsepower may not be enough ! ! !
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    . . . . Just because 2400 horsepower may not be enough ! ! !
    How about 3,600 horsepower?
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    Anybody know how boats like that handle at speed in offshore waters? Do they have a tendency to flip?

    If a boat like that has to earn its buying price and running cost - I wonder what sort of legal business it can earn these costs.

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    I wonder what sort of legal business it can earn these costs.
    Ferrying someone from Hong Kong to Gibraltar.


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    Are there people who actually consider that sort of thing ‘fun’?
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    I remember when we had just 35hp outboards. My friend and I wondered how big an outboard could get. We doubted 100 hp would ever come to be in an outboard.

    We were only off by a few hundred horses.
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    I keep thinking those boats must have a terminal velocity and adding more horsepower just builds a higher bow wave.
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    How do you maintain trim with all that tonnage sitting far out over the stern?
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