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Old 01-03-2007, 08:46   #1
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What Do You Get When You Combine NZ and California?

Step aside SeaDoo. In the PWC market, a New Zealander and Californian got together to produce this:

Amazing 40,000 'dolphin boat' which can leap out of the water

It is powered by a 240 hp engine! What the [bleep]? Imagine having your peace and quiet interupted by one of these flying out of the water alongside.

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Old 01-03-2007, 11:10   #2
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Where's the deck cannon??? or maybe a harpoon
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I know it's bad but damn it looks like fun. Maybe this is the truth behind last years mammal problem. Dolphin-crush woman's big battle - 31 Dec 2006 - National News - New Zealand Herald
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those are cool, and they are fast too!
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:49   #5
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I can remember when this thing was first made. It's quite a while back now. I was so so on the idea. It didn't look that great an idea because you can do exactly the same thing with a PWC if you are good enough. But If it could stay under longer, then we're talking.
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I can remember when this thing was first made. It's quite a while back now. I was so so on the idea. It didn't look that great an idea because you can do exactly the same thing with a PWC if you are good enough. But If it could stay under longer, then we're talking.
Seems to me that it would be quite scary coming to the surface at high speeds in the thing, and what about the hazards below? Smacking into the hulls of other ships, getting tangled in anchor rodes, eaten by sharks.
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A mechanical dolphin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Another stange creation................._/)



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Seems to me that it would be quite scary coming to the surface at high speeds in the thing, and what about the hazards below?
It's why many marine mammals have built in sonar. The visibility in this thing has to be really bad.
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Seems to me that it would be quite scary coming to the surface at high speeds in the thing, and what about the hazards below? Smacking into the hulls of other ships, getting tangled in anchor rodes, eaten by sharks.
It only very quickly dips under the water. It doesn't go down far or for very long. You woudl never be able to "pop up" under some hull or anything, unless you purposely tried to dip down directly infont of one. As I said, I have seen guy's on jet ski's do exactly the same thing. It was that very trick on a PWC that gave the original designer the idea. Gee it must have been 10 or 15yrs ago now. I could be very wrong of course, but it seems such a long time back.
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Flipper would be turning in HER grave if she saw this.No tallent what so ever.Mudnut.
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