Monday, January 18, 2016
BAD BOY POLICE BOAT
When we were at the Toronto International Boat Show we had a look at this Toronto Police Services boat. Those custom painted flat gray engines on the back are twin 300 HP Merc Verado’s with the new Merc performance props I might add. I jokingly said to the Toronto officer on duty that there are plenty of boats (including my own) that will outrun that police boat with just two 300 Verado’s. I suggested they’d need at least four 300 HP Verado’s to do the job. He shot back that they don’t need to outrun the bad guys – bad guy runners can’t escape the satellite surveillance. They use that horsepower/torque to handle the boat in weather and manoeuvring alongside etc. - but not outrunning centre consoles with triples and quads or cigarette boats. Nice boat though, with aluminum hard-shell bottom, dedicated navigation station and all the bells and whistles built to spec for the force.
So I’m guessing the guys that are operating the satellite surveillance could look at more than border risks or boat chases if they wanted too? Now remember kiddies ... next time you are playing on the boat you might be under satellite observation ... so keep it clean!!! You want to keep law enforcement focussed on the bad guys, and not half naked women wandering around your boat.