New sportboats coming soon?

skrilla

allirks
  • May 26, 2006
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    San Diego
    Name
    Len
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    Camo Whammo
    Move over Malihini...


    "The U.S. Navy is looking to divest its nearly-new Mk VI patrol boats, the oldest of which are just six years old..."

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    Preinstalled port and starboard tuna doors!
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    Spotter drone optional.
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    May 8, 2020
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    Point Loma
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    Troy
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    Fun Ones
    I had a buddy who welded these things together for the Navy. They are doubled hulled; and have freshwater tanks that lay right in between the two hulls as well. It would be a nightmare, for coast guard to go through and inspect all of that.
     

    jiggermyster

    Goin' out...
    Dec 12, 2003
    409
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    So Cal
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    Clay
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    n/a
    Move over Malihini...


    "The U.S. Navy is looking to divest its nearly-new Mk VI patrol boats, the oldest of which are just six years old..."

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    Preinstalled port and starboard tuna doors!
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    Spotter drone optional.
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    Won't get to Alijos and back on a tank.
    Four hours to Cortes would be nice though!
     
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    lkatdpelicanfly

    Lizard Fish Slayer
    Jun 23, 2009
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    Frank
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    The retrofit on these would likely be prohibitive. They’d probably require engine replacement as the navy isn’t that fuel conscious.

    They could just drive it to the Seiner grounds off the Baja coast and intercept all the drug-running cartel pangas loaded w. cargo and gas cans to finance their fuel. Maybe pickup a few new kickers to resell as well.
     

    Cody B

    Almost A Member
    Feb 21, 2018
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    Cody
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    If I ever win the lotto, I will build a new sport boat with a couple SeaKeepers. 95’x30’ all state of the art. We all can dream right.
     

    skrilla

    allirks
  • May 26, 2006
    2,288
    6,730
    San Diego
    Name
    Len
    Boat
    Camo Whammo
    The retrofit on these would likely be prohibitive. They’d probably require engine replacement as the navy isn’t that fuel conscious.

    DERA grant request for application is open!

    I had a buddy who welded these things together for the Navy. They are doubled hulled; and have freshwater tanks that lay right in between the two hulls as well. It would be a nightmare, for coast guard to go through and inspect all of that.

    IIRC the Q may have been double hulled.

    If I ever win the lotto, I will build a new sport boat with a couple SeaKeepers. 95’x30’ all state of the art. We all can dream right.

    Well if you ever need a boat ho... :D