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    Default Holiday Entertainment...

    ...went to France last week and travelled by the Fast Cat from Poole to St Malo - the Condor Vitesse.


    Anyway, about 30 mins into the trip, the captain came on the tannoy and announced that the Coastguard wanted to do some "practice" as it was their training day and I managed to catch on video the practice session. It was great and really entertaining

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwWfqLCk3ik
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmYS6tfCVWA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujx1KfanMG4

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    Thats well cool how the helicoptor blades look like they are only doing about 20 rpm..!!!

    Good videos

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    Very cool the skill of these pilots is second to none !!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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    Love the third video - amazing how the pilot keeps the position in the sky in relation to the ship in exactly the same place - looks like they are just hovering until you see that they are also zipping along at the same speed as the ship!

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    HOW does that helicopter stay in the air? The rotors are rotating very slowly and in the wrong direction !

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    I went on the Condor ferry to Guernsey.

    The ferry is very powerful indeed!

    We liked standing on the back as it accelerated!

    The engines shot great plumes of water out.

    Awesome!

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    We went to Guernsey on hols this year, last year and year before too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    until you see that they are also zipping along at the same speed as the ship!
    Yes, and it was a steady 40 knots.

    Managed to blag a trip to the wheelhouse whilst on the ferry and when talking to the captain about how fast etc, he detailed that most of the time they ran the engines at about 95% capacity which equated to about 40 knots depending upon the sea state. Om that day the sea was very flat so he had the throttles fully open at their stops....!

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    I used to go on the Stena fast ferry from Harwich to the Hook - the only ship that gave a push in the back when accelerating, which was not surprising since it developed 100,000 HP - that is actually more than the VXRD with new intercooler. More than most things really......

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.O'Rilla View Post
    I used to go on the Stena fast ferry from Harwich to the Hook - the only ship that gave a push in the back when accelerating, which was not surprising since it developed 100,000 HP - that is actually more than the VXRD with new intercooler. More than most things really......
    Once used the Stena Fast Cat thingy on the Belfast Stranraer route, scared the f*cking life out of me!!

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