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Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
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Wednesday, 20 July 2022


 

I seriously don’t get these boats. I had a small pontoon fishin boat and I loved that thing was awesome. It would float in a foot of water. 

But these guys only have one pontoon and a really deep draft. Why bother with it? I’d think they were powered by great big marine inboard turbo diesels too? 

5 comments:

  1. The pontoon on these is for stability at high speed and flotation in case of damage, pontoons in the water are not high performance.

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  2. Nah, that's just so you can leave the "fenders" out and not look like a noob.

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  3. The US Coast Guard uses these in quantity. They're light for their size, super fast, and very capable in rough seas. They're also almost impossible to swamp. Did I mention that they're a HOOT to ride in? Last time I was I none of those things we were buzzing along at around 50 knots when the coxswain said "Hold on!" I knew the guy well enough to take him seriously. At full throttle, he took it hard down to idle threw the wheel hard over to starboard, and took it hard up to full throttle again. He'd executed a perfect 90* holeshot! The whole maneuver took about three seconds! I didn't think that kind of thing was even POSSIBLE!!! A rigid-hull would have probably been pitched over as soon as he throttled back and laid the wheel over, as the wake came up under its outward-banking stern.

    ...Damn... I loved being in the Coast Guard...

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    1. The "RHI," (Rigid-Hull Inflatable) we used was a 20 footer with dual 200 Johnsons. WHAT.A.RIOT!

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  4. https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxTOwRhDhAomggzS-pPkjp2d-QRDr4t6B9

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