Sorry - the boat is Electric Drive like a locomotive. 3840hp drives a
180kw electric power plant that drives the screws and the lights...
Instant start and change. from Full out to high speed turn - one
forward and the other in reverse. It must have been a fun intercept boat.
I hate to buy it and then take it through the canal, run the pirates and
drug runners only to get it to a nice north Texas coastline port.
I'd have to have a crew of 4 or so to have any fun.
Wonder what kind of deck guns I could put on it while out at sea ???
On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 22:41:27 -0600, Martin Eastburn
According to the article, it has diesel-powered gennies in addition to
the 3480hp diesels. These are self-contained, not big engine powered.
compare w/ the stand-alone genset with its own 6-cyl diesel engine:
A pair of Ma-Deuces (the old standard, but electronically controlled
from the comfy bridge, or course, with IR and radar aiming) at each
corner? Plus a nice 300kw laser hiding under the radar antenna. Good
to fry the Somali wooden- or rubber-boated raiders (or Revenooers? ;)
who got too close.
Or maybe nice little GAU-8 30mm cannons on opposing corners? The
Warthogs pilots just love theirs. The cans we'd hide them in (set
into the deck) would be marked "ballast", for good measure.
How can we hide the torpedo tubes and missile launchers, though? I'd
want at least four-each of those, and...
Yeah, fun boat. <g>
Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds
are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her
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