what is it ?

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  1. grumpygrady
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    grumpygrady landlubber

  2. Chris Ostlind

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    Vessel X

    I don't know who makes it, Grumpy, but it was designed by Jim Antrim, who is a very well respected Naval Architect right in your neighborhood. (El Sobrante) The application for the vessel is still a secret, though there is supposed to be a press conference soon as to its purpose.

    Antrim ain't talkin'.
     
  3. RANCHI OTTO
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    RANCHI OTTO Naval Architect

    Perhaps a floating bridge?
     
  4. Chris Ostlind

    Chris Ostlind Previous Member

    There are all sorts of random comments circulating such as:

    1.) A Popemobile for the watery environments of the world where Catholic misionary penetration has not been so good as of late. Taking it to the Jesus Bug approach in water transport.

    2.) A bio-material sampling base to harvest the most obscure in genome sources for future medicines and weapons.

    3.) Water taxi for truly crowded harbors of the world where simple surface-borne craft can not take it to third dimension in order to "command the field", as it were.

    4.) A commando launch and retrievel vessel for swampy environments.
     
  5. fhrussell
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    Are those hulls ('pontoons') inflatable? Also, looks like the 'cockpit' is removable......?
     
  6. Chris Ostlind

    Chris Ostlind Previous Member

    The hulls are inflatable. They were built by Wing Inflatables out of Arcata, California. I have no idea as to the command module, but it would make total sense if it were detachable, if only for shipping of the "boat" from one location to another.

    http://www.wing.com/index.html
     

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    Is it a big one of these?

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  8. SolomonGrundy
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    SolomonGrundy I'm not crazy...

    Is it a scale model in a pool?

    I don't know what it is. but if it were modular and easily stowable and if those black pannels were photovotalic cells and if those things on the back were high efficiency wind generators....I bet a sailboat could tow one and make alot of juice.
     
  9. SolomonGrundy
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    SolomonGrundy I'm not crazy...

    and I hope they didn't spend too much on all that PVC tube...
     
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  11. kach22i
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    What ever it is, it's cool.
     
  12. grumpygrady
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    grumpygrady landlubber

    Thanks to all

    i found what i needed
     
  13. longliner45
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    this is the top secrect ,,grandaddy longleggs from outerspace
     
  14. westlawn5554X
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    Dont look very fast and stable to me... Would have a very deep problem if capsized...
     

  15. alexlebrit
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    alexlebrit Senior Member

    well don't keep us in suspenders tell us what it is.
     
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