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Jonty

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Billings Thor Coastguard boat
« on: June 10, 2021, 02:01:19 pm »

Is the above a model of an actual boat? I can find no references on t'interweb.
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Re: Billings Thor Coastguard boat
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 02:13:43 pm »

Icelandic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICGV_%C3%9E%C3%B3r
If this is the one it looks fun!
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Re: Billings Thor Coastguard boat
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 02:20:32 pm »

No, the Billings model is of a much smaller boat, probably about 40-45' long, with twin waterjets.
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Re: Billings Thor Coastguard boat
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2021, 03:21:22 pm »

Hi Jonty,
The closest I can find with the red/white stripe is possibly the smallest of the ARES Hercules for Qatar (Hercules 75) but the layout suggests the middle one (Hercules 110).  https://ares.global/media-center/news/rolls-royce-mtu-to-power-ares-shipyards-qatari-coast-guard-boats 


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Re: Billings Thor Coastguard boat
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2021, 03:48:46 pm »

This is why I was asking:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234037151934
It was at 99p for a long time, but looks as if it will not be such a bargain.
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Re: Billings Thor Coastguard boat
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2021, 04:01:23 pm »

Another one!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184863549759?hash=item2b0ab9e93f:g:1J8AAOSwPVtgtL9s
This one appears to have a single waterjet.
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Re: Billings Thor Coastguard boat
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2021, 04:20:43 pm »

There are loads on  various Forums in the USA but most have been overloaded with speed beans!
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Re: Billings Thor Coastguard boat
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2021, 08:22:44 pm »

Is it meant to be based on anything real or a "word I know can't be used" version of a SAR33 type boat?  It seems as close to it as much as it is far off from it?


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