Metal Shark Introduces Swamp Shark All-Terrain Surface Drive

Discussion in 'Surface Drives' started by OCB, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. OCB
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  2. jorgepease
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    Wow, pretty impressive
     
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    Looks like a good way to finish up in an ICU to me.
     
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    Im sure that is just the demo video :)
     
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    Maybe so, but it seems inadvisable to bore into that vegetation at high speed, where major "snags" may be concealed. The term "thrash artist" comes to mind, a less polite version of "excessive operation". Having said that, it does appear to be impressive enough. Though it reminded me of how some people drive boats they have borrowed !
     
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    I personally try to be as unobtrusive as possible in nature but for military or commercial applications, I can see what this video hopes to convey. I could never drive that fast through that mess. The torque is impressive, pushing through thick brush, that is one heck of a prop and drive system!

    Jumping logs and stumps is no big deal, lots of these swamp boats do that.
     
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    I posted this to surface drive to show the new design. That video shows what it's built for. In of the video @ 00:29 self leveling trim patent is very good design. I like the motor in the middle of the boat. The boat handles very stable with big power. @ 01:56 looks like all surface drives that need trim at the prop end. IMO

    This boat is not for a Sunday fishing trip with 500 + HP Chevy LS-7 motor.

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    I might be turning into a sook, but the way that thing is being driven puts the frighteners into me, every time.
     
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