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Old 08-17-2004, 11:08 AM
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Default And you guys thought only race boats slide in turns....

This is a WWII 80', 50 ton, PT Boat doing high speed maneuvers near the old ELCO plant in Bayonne, N.J. sometime in 1943.
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Old 08-17-2004, 11:28 AM
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Damn! That's gotta be fun!
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How'd you like to be in the engine room with that maneuver?
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Must be a stepped hull!
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Default Re: And you guys thought only race boats slide in turns....

What's the wake in front of the bow? Was there a bow thruster on those things?
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Default Re: And you guys thought only race boats slide in turns....

Great Shot!

*It could be a black and white shot of Augie & Bert testing?!?!?!?...

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Default Re: And you guys thought only race boats slide in turns....

I almost wonder is something didn't fall over and was being dragged. Maybe they dropped the anchor?
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What's the wake in front of the bow? Was there a bow thruster on those things?
Think it a jetski trying to get out of the way
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Must be a stepped hull!

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Default Re: And you guys thought only race boats slide in turns....

Those boats had 3 rudders. Crank it hard and it it don't have much choice but to do that.
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