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Old 14-12-2010, 17:45   #1
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Old 14-12-2010, 17:53   #2
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what happens when it hits a good wave?
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Old 14-12-2010, 18:14   #3
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Wow, love it. Think that would work on my flybridge?
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Old 14-12-2010, 18:20   #4
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Yeah! They've been around a while and they're not cheap!

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Old 14-12-2010, 18:30   #5
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Thats more like it! How cool would it be to have a normal looking motoryacht, then stick the James Bond theme tune on the deck speakers and extend the 'foils?
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Old 14-12-2010, 19:07   #6
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I had this BEAST come past me on a trip to the Bahamas... I think it was a SWATH, but I'd bet it was close to 40 kts
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Old 14-12-2010, 19:30   #7
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Yea but thats not a hydrofoil, it's a cat'.
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Old 14-12-2010, 19:31   #8
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S.W.A.T.H.'s are way cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 14-12-2010, 20:58   #9
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Lame. Here's a real boat:
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Regarding the Bayliner video: "There is no wake, so docking is easy." Hmmmm....I think someone needs to re-think that comment.
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regarding the bayliner video...way to shaky to put up with. I clicked away after 15 seconds. garbage video
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can you post a photo of your Navy's Bras D'or. I went aboard her on her shakedown to Bermuda back in the 70's.
I will never forget seeing her fire up the gas turbine, and coming thru Two Rock Passage into Hamilton harbour, up on the foils. Awesome!!
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If you ever find yourself on the shores of the Bras d'Or a trip the the Bll museum is well worth it. There are some foils on display from some of his experiments.
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