The 2,000 hp inflatable...

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Bergalia, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. RANCHI OTTO
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    RANCHI OTTO Naval Architect

    6 x 275 hp = 1650 hp
    steel construction
    60 knots speed
     

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  2. Kobus Potgieter
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    Kobus Potgieter Naval Architect

    Interesting boat. What I dont understand are all these engines. This wont make the boat faster. More engines (gearboxes) creates more drag.
     
  3. marshmat
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    Yes it will. More engines = more power, therefore more speed. An outboard puts out a hell of a lot more power than the drag its gearcase adds.
    Eight 250 hp units, each with its own prop and gearcase, is obviously not as efficient as two 1000 hp motors with appropriate drives. But a drug runner, he doesn't give a damn about efficiency. Four of those eight can die outright and he'll still get his suitcases of cocaine to their destination. If one of the twin 1000s dies, the cops get him.
     
  4. Bergalia
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    Bergalia Senior Member

    The 2,000 hp inflatable

    I undertand that chequered tape and fluffy dice can also increase a vehicle's speed...:)
     

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    ... not forgetting the dreaded "nodding dog" on the rear parcel shelf...
     
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