The "subtle" indications that a guy might be doing things illegal......
This is a trifle excessive. Must have been sampling their own contraband. Oblivious to the fact, that such a vessel, is carrying a neon sign.
Saying, " Arrest me....Please!"
In truth, the amazement being expressed by others here. Is indicative, of a certain lack of engineering.
Not without precedence, however.
We refused a client once, who was adamant, that we design a yacht with a similer arrangement. Very adamant......
He insisted on having four of the largest V8 OB's on the market, put on the back of his boat.
Plans were shown, that were more sensible, with inboard diesels.- And we attempted to explain that:
Apart from the torque loads, combined with the concentrated weight of said O/B's, that will, inevititably:
- want to tear themselves off the transom.
Taking an important part of the vessel with them......
That; as a smart businessman, was it wise, to mess up the gracefull lines of my elegant design ? Or put gas engines, in such an expensive craft ?
As both will create an immediate, drop in value.
The response was to demand an immediate, return of our retainer.
We were glad to do this. Especialy, in retrospect.....
As soon after, the race boat, that had inspired our former client - sank!
Caused by the event, that we had predicted, could happen.
It's four V8's ripping themselves off the boat. Sinking quickly. Followed almost as quickly.....by the rest of the boat.
The owner survived, I heard. Who was I belive, the son of a former President.
Is there anyone in Florida - who can confirm this story ?