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Toys, toys, toys !!!

Discussion in 'YachtForums Yacht Club' started by Coenharbour, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Coenharbour

    Coenharbour Senior Member

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    Just found out that there wasn't a special topic about toys.
    Just found a movie about Mr. Kotaro Horiuchi's Hydrafoil-
    jetboat... Looks a bit like a mini submarine isn't it?

    The Amazing Boats of Kotaro Horiuchi
  2. Coenharbour

    Coenharbour Senior Member

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    To stay at the toys with jet propulsion..
    It's a 45Hp Powerski Jetboard.
    Seems cool to me!:)
  3. Coenharbour

    Coenharbour Senior Member

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    Is it a mini-submarine, a Jetski or a dolphin?
    It's the Seabreacher !
    More about the here.
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    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    Yep, used to have 2 of those things on board, lasted a couple of charters. Eventually gave them to some dayworkers in Antigua as a tip. They lasted a week, sorry guys.
  5. YachtForums

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    Horiuchi worked for Yamaha Motor Corp at one time. Not sure if he still does. I never met him, but I was supposed to accompany him as an expert witness after a lawsuit was brought against Yamaha involving a Waverunner accident. I knew he had been involved in hydrofoil development and looked forward to talking shop with him, but never had the chance. Yamaha settled out of court.

    His work is not far from my own...
  6. Coenharbour

    Coenharbour Senior Member

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    Not really a toy but the C-Quester seems a great U-Boat to me.

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    Coenharbour Senior Member

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    Just wanna have fun without engine noise? Don't have large toy-storage?
    Maybe a Minicat is an option?

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  8. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    Thanks Loren. You just shattered any and all perceptions I had of myself being a good driver.
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    Kevin YF Moderator

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    Just in case anyone wondered why I love Subaru's and rallying... :cool:

    I need a cold shower now. :D
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    Rally drivers are pure insane. One of the biggest adrenaline rushes short of actually being in the car is being at the side with a crew filming "rally porn."

    Ken is a good guy to hoist a few with as well.
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    Kevin YF Moderator

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    I work as many events as I can... schedule permitting. I think my best is 5 in one year. Starts are nice since you get a chance to talk to the drivers & co-drivers before counting them down, but finishes are hectic, especially when the driver's trying to make up just one last second in the final few hundred feet... I've had to expediently move myself out of the way once or twice. LOL
  13. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    According to the Kelley Blue Book, Subaru is #4 in resale value ahead of Lexus. I suppose if the 'door-open' chime (in the vid) is ringing after that thrashing, they may be right.
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    Kevin YF Moderator

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    As someone who's looked for a used Sube before I can vouch for that. :rolleyes:
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    My Super Cool Toy of Choice

    This would be my toy of choice:

    Triton Subs Photo Gallery

    I've always wanted to do this, but didn't join the Navy and USC turned me down for their Oceanography programs. So, I went elsewhere and ended up in business.
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    My son, who’s 18 and on Saturday dislocated his ankle and broke his leg in two places, thinks this would be the perfect land vehicle for any yacht and is on the top of his list for the must-have toys while yachting.


    The Go-ped Trail Ripper 46 all-terrain scooter


    They are:
    • light weight (less than 50 lbs)
    • relatively fast (around 30 mph)
    • take less space than a bicycle
    • have a folding handle bar for compact storage
    • have dealers world wide
    • are very fuel efficient
    • don't require a special license to drive
    • can easily be transported in a tender
    • can be riden in the sand and in the city
    • incredibly fun to ride
    • durable and very affordable

    Check out the video clib that BEYOND TOMORROW made about them found in the link above.

    For those that like a little more comfort, there is a model with a seat, the Riot.

    These are the You Tube videos he showed me while selling the idea. (Of course, this was before he broke is leg!)

    In water and around a park.

    Doing jumps on a dirt track.

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    That's a amazing clip.

    I loved that we could see his hands on the wheel and heard his engine excellerate as he took those curves and straight-of-ways.
  20. Kevin

    Kevin YF Moderator

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    I don't recall anyone ever posting about the JetLev before.

    Not only would it be fun for your guests... but your crew would certainly find it useful when it comes time to wash the yacht. Wax on, hose off!

    VIDEO link.