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Discussion in 'Yacht Escort Ships & Shadows' started by mwagner1, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. KCook

    KCook Senior Member

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    For anybody serious about helicopter operations I would think the Shadow would be a no-brainer??? As for looks, a little creative paint on the sides of the hanger would do wonders.

    Kelly
  2. Rene GER

    Rene GER Senior Member

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    Do you mean the photos of your website? I have seen it. Or do you mean different photos? For the case if you mean other photos, here is my e-mail address: rene@rm-industries.com

    René
  3. Codger

    Codger YF Wisdom Dept.

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    Shadow specs as shown on the website: Beam 38ft. Deck space 107 x 29 feet.
    Grumman J2F6 Wingspan 39 ft, Length 34 ft. Gear down height 15'10" Wet 7110 pounds
    Hmmmm.
    What is the actual width and height of the garage opening?
    Any potential versions of the Shadow on a broader beam hull?

    I know that there are many fans of rotary wing here but I prefer my wings to be attached by more than a jesusnut.:)
  4. Kevin

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    It's funny, but the very first thing I thought of when I first saw the huge deck and hangar space on both of your Shadows was "Hey... what a place for a block party!" Set up some lights, a ton of sound, and you've got a party you can take anywhere in the world. :cool: You could even hire bands if you were so inclined... although the neighbors in Port Hercule may not appreciated it. ;)

    The use that intrigued me the most, especially in light of the security threads around here recently, was the idea of keeping the heavier, unsightly aspects security on the Shadow instead of the main yacht. This would also facilitate travel into the nicer places of the world, where you can leave the Shadow out of port and avoid hassles with the authorities, and then when travelling to less scrupulous areas, the Shadow would always be close by with as much firepower as the owner sees fit.

    And we're all really cool people too, right? ;)
  5. Kevin

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    Codger... why not the best of both worlds?
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    I'd say a Shadow would be the ultimate platform for one of the 609s.

    I just found this pic of the military version used on water, so if they can do it, so can everyone else.
  6. Codger

    Codger YF Wisdom Dept.

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    Kevin
    No doubt that the 609 is a great piece of technology and probably better transportation. Just my personal preference.. round engines sing a song that is good for the soul and mine may need the additional choir.:D
  7. kalmeran

    kalmeran Senior Member

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    How about giving the shadow boat a stern like "Senses" to launch easily a big powerboat (in the case of Senses : a Nelson, but having a Wallytender 47 or Rivarama is also great:) ). Also a fine place perhaps to launch my "Hummer" = an Aquda Humdinga! And, Stan, where can I stow my sailboat without the mast giving problems for the heli ??
  8. YES!

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    Kevin -

    We are able to customize the stern section for any application. The new aft extension of 13 feet on the Paladin Shadow includes the swim platform to tender arrivals and departures plus 2500 gallons each of Jet A avgas and gasoline (petrol) for the helo and tenders.

    We have an arrangement prepared for a client with a stern roller system have 2 Wally 47's sit side by side.

    Our current dive expedition configuration includes a 30 foot submarine and a 12 foot in diameter moon pool with an electrically operated divers elevator for elegant entry into the water thorugh the center of the hull.

    Our 194 foot platform has a 52 foot beam and can carry a seaplane quite comfortably (as on Golden Shadow).

    With a 130 foot long by 40 foot wide open deck, we enjoy the flexibility of a truly blank canvas on which to create. The hangar can be customnized as well, forward or aft, to make room for a mast that cannot be stepped.

    Thanks again for the interest and insightful comments.

    Stan
  9. sailronin

    sailronin Senior Member

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    HI Stan,
    I am new to this forum so this is a bit delayed but...
    Thanks for the tour of the Shadow at the Lauderdale Show. It was good to see you getting the boats built and out onto the market. Hope they sell like hotcakes.

    For anyone who has not yet seen the Shadow, take a good look at the web site or better yet visit the boat. Great concept and execution.

    Thanks again,
    Dave Reams
    Que Sera
  10. YES!

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    Welcome to the Forums, Dave -

    I trust you will enjoy, as I do, the smattering of yacht trivia backed by some sound enginerring and concepts, all generously sprinkled with enough BS to make sure you realize that no one really has all the answers.

    Thank you for the kind Shadow review. The Paladin Shadow is berthed in Miami and our second conversion, named Mystere Shadow, will be complete the first of February.

    All the best to you and Peggy during the holidays, with fair winds and following seas blessing you both throughout the New Year.

    Stan
  11. Ben

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    :D :D

    Well put Stan.