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 Could you write a diary about those 'raketta'?

The struggle of man against tyranny is the struggle of memory against forgetting.(Kundera)
by Elco B (elcob at scarlet dot be) on Wed Apr 12th, 2006 at 04:36:32 AM EST
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What am I getting myself into ! :)

Depends what is the level of accuracy/expertise/completeness required...

My whole expertise on the subject is a couple of stories I could write up combined with a good Internet connection to do some research !

by balbuz on Wed Apr 12th, 2006 at 05:21:14 AM EST
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9 still active Soviet-made hydrofoils conduct a regular Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest service on the Danube - now you can also rent them. Data of the three types in use and photos in the second link in English, or in Hungarian but with more detail from here; below direct links and photos for the youngest ship in each class:

The 44-seat Bíbic IV:

The 62-seat Vöcsök IV:

The 104-seat Sólyom III:



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Apr 12th, 2006 at 05:49:35 AM EST
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Actually, all of the Bíbics and the last Sólyom were made after the collapse of the Soviet Union in Russia.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Apr 12th, 2006 at 05:53:30 AM EST
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Tons of info at riverships.ru, but I prefer not to link directly the images, to save their bandwidth :
http://www.riverships.ru/english/types/?grp=3

It seems they are (still?) running them in the Netherlands and in Canada.

I sailed - or flew - them in the Caribbean, in Saint Petersburg (not Florida !) and on the Volga.

by balbuz on Wed Apr 12th, 2006 at 06:21:58 AM EST
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