MGB 81 | Review | Motor Boat & Yachting
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Can't wait to see it perform as the backdrop for a WWII epic film about the young men that went to war in boats like this and th MTBs.
10. comment for MGB 81 | Review | Motor Boat & Yachting
I do believe the US NAVY PT 689 still retains its three packard v12 aircraft engines which is fortunate
In my country you couldn't even get away with the replicas they are using on that one. The presenter said something about the owner being the Portsmouth Naval Base, I guess that's how they can use the replicas they have. But unless it's a commissioned Royal Naval vessel, no guns.
20. comment for MGB 81 | Review | Motor Boat & Yachting
Made from wood and glue and they are exceptional craft of the generation
30. comment for MGB 81 | Review | Motor Boat & Yachting
This is real power boats
Freaking mind plowing!
50. comment for MGB 81 | Review | Motor Boat & Yachting
Wonderful stuff, thank you to the men who served.
You can put the original engines in anytime you want. It becomes a bit difficult to do if the boat is sunk or scrapped. Which is a fate most of these boats have suffered. The maintenance and upkeep of these boats is mind-boggling.
I think the Annual maintenance is too much for what you suggest
Go for industrial grade crap, don't outsource unnecessarily easy tasks to "professionals" and you are at like 500 grand tops with slightly de-tuned oem powerplants.
I don't know about UK gun law, but machining a replica or getting a demilitarized thing shouldn't be impossible. I really hope it's a work in progress and the diesels are just placeholders.
And I'm pretty sure 3" deck guns aren't just lying around, or even legal to buy, sell, or own. Not to mention the tons of weight they add.
I'm sure YOU have those kind of resources lying around, so why don't you contact the owner and offer your services.
May I suggest once you own your own, do as you wish with it.
For interest the man diesels that we’re in her are going into hms gay archer a restored 1950s British torpedo boat kept up and running by the child’s family
The only other craft at HMS Hornet during that time was the MTB (Short Boats) they did not live aboard
at the time.
i always considered it a privilege to have been selected, we enjoyed a faultless camaraderie.
I think the young guys who worked these boats were not so much brave but just had a different ethos. We all helped each other in those days.
The current malais did not exist in those days (IMO of course).
I pity about the metric gremlins creeping in but thanks you for not saying any thing was "iconic" or you were "gutted" about something.
come off it chief, what's with the litres??
There were no loos on board MTBs
you stuck your rear end out out the back.
I dont know about MGBs
800 should be good enough
My friend John MacDonald from the Back of Kepoch, Arisaig, Invernesshire was on minesweepers in the channel in WWII, he thinks he was 14 when he joined the RN when they called up his fishing boat. He wasn't seeking trouble the way these guys were, but he was out in the same sea at the same time. Reading the book gave me a different view of the quiet old lobster fisherman I knew.
When China puts their army of 2.5 million to use we will once again be majority manly.
Here is the link to my previous message?
I like it... A lot!
Hello guys? Awesome video. As you have reviewed Scandinavian boats in the past, I hope you can take a trip Sweden? They have The Veterans Flotilla at Ystad. They have one MTB with Italian engines(diesel) and they are twin 5,000hp each!!! yes 5,000 horse power EACH!!!
It is capable of 50knots +!!!!
It would be great if you could review it as a comparison. We must keep the history of the last 70 years alive.