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    Default Rigid Raiders

    As I have been out of the UK for a few decades im out of touch, so humour me.

    What happened to the iconic Royal Marine rigid raiding craft? While im at it what about the assault boats with the removeable transomes that could be turned back to back and joined?

    Pics and info anyone?

    Robin

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    Default Re: Rigid Raiders

    The local RM dept, got rid of loads a few years ago. But all were cut in half at least, many were in many bits. Some have turned up, but very hard to come by these days. Pity, as really good boats, and ideal for the job.

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    Default Re: Rigid Raiders

    Some rigid raiders in stock at RAMCO at present, in the current stock rather than tender sale area.
    Seem to have quite a few launches as well.

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    Default Re: Rigid Raiders

    Years ago we had a rigid raider as a saftey boat at the Sailing School in Jersey, twin 60 hp Johnson's. God it was fun!!!
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    Default Re: Rigid Raiders

    I guess I may be a bit older than you chaps, what i was on about would have i guess been the first versions of the rigid raiders.

    I will try to find a picture.


    Robin

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    Default Re: Rigid Raiders

    we did round the iland race in hong kong with one angle iron in the middle to put a steering wheel and controls and borrowed two sixty hp engines well in the lead when little jets of water started to shoot up through the bottom the pounding over the waves had pop the rivets had to rescued by the navy major mickey taking out of the army that day on boat design thet could be join stern to stern and i belive a light bridge could put on all i no that we borrow it of the RE REGT with out asking as they would have said no

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