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It reminded me of that last frame in the movie "Jaws" when the shark had the cylinder in its mouth and sheriff took aim with the rifle. What was that cylinder filled with to cause it to explode??
Explosives. Compressed air from a scuba tank will not explode when shot with a rifle. I know, I know, my entire on board shark defense initiative (OBSDI) had to be re-written as well.

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It was last fall - click here to view. You probably could not find it because a moderator moved it to off-topic.
Was it really that recent?

To be honest I didn't look for it. I was relying on my failing memory.

To bad that such an interesting and fun thread got moved.

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I think it's a new variation of a bow thruster. All it needs are two controllable jet fittings, one on either side of the cylinder, fill the tank with 1000psi, and you could do a 180 degree turn in about 2.5 seconds!
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Re: very strange yacht protuberance

Since the owner has obviously done all the arcane calculations involved in the design of a bulbous bow, my only question is: what is the purpose of the valve? Is it there to adjust the laminar flow characteristics of the bulb?

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in all honesty, i just want to know why he did all the work to mount the gas bottle and left the valve in place. Anyone who would go through all of this effort, not to mention cut a giant hole in the hull!, would not simply forget to remove the valve and seal off the valve mount. It has a purpose, along with the fitting which juts out of the bottom. I NEED TO KNOW!
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I am still wondering where the boat owner found someone willing to weld on a gas cylinder. That could get quite exciting depending upon what that bottle was used for just prior.
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Finally! Brakes on a boat

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Now that we have all had a chance to poke fun I would be interested if anyone has taken the trouble to speak to the owner, and find out what the real story is
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