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Rumors are circulating about Feral Marine’s Tempest, the deep water patrol craft that is currently in dock at Tschotcke, Blake (link). The rumors are speculating that the company may break with its rigorous testing process and release an early “.7 version” to generate income for its increasingly expensive Sea Lion and Lynx projects.

“They’ve got these amazing products,” said Sketch Sun of the WBA, “but some of the development cost is… expensive. I don’t want to even think about how many cup holders they need to buy for the Sea Lion…”

Hidden gem, the Lil Bandit Jazz Club (link) is the latest of additions to Dutch Harbor and getting kudos from night sailing groups.

“It’s big with everyone,” said the barista at Pippen Hot. “Sweet sounds, sweet people, and no cover.”

Located on GTFO Island, the club is surrounded by docks, making it a perfect destination for sailors and boaters.

“Woot, woot,” a Dutch Harbor rep told us.

Analyse Dean is one of the most charming people you will ever meet. Generous, creative, fun loving, and with a personality that can make a puppy feel inadequately cute, she is also a major player in industry.

Though her humility would not let her admit it, she has had a hand in shaping how we travel on the water, and anyone who has crossed anything bigger than a lake is familiar with her work. She’s a passionate sailor, and her craft are among the best in the world. Analyse is the mastermind behind Bandit Boats (BANBO), Boss Craft, and has been known to help other creators as well. She works with Mesh Shop regularly, and the symbiotic partnership at Dutch Harbor (link at right, under Big 7) has brought the island port to fame. In fact she has had a hand in the buildings, tunnels, layout, and culture of Dutch Harbor, making it a destination unto itself as well as a shopping paradise.

For this piece Analyse invited us to the secret lab – a sandbox full of fascinating projects that are likely to get boat lovers excited. A warning to those shoppers who are faint of heart – not all projects are as ready as they look.

Analyse was dressed for summer next to a soon to be released craft when we met. We were so overwhelmed by the sight – 180 degrees of boats and amazing buildings. “How can you keep all these projects from blurring? I made blueberry pancakes the other day, and somehow got the bacon in the middle… It’s staggering how much is going on here.”
Analyse: Hehehe, yeah, I know. And this is maybe half my projects, the other half isnt even rezzed.
“Many look like they are ready to go…”
Analyse: Well, thats relative, most of it is still pretty raw, I’d say most are at 30 to 50%, meaning it needs all the details sorted, maps sorted, all the code, all the animations, etc.
We grinned. “I guess I see lawn chairs and just assume.”
Analyse: We can do stuff quickly if needed, we had an emergency build for the SL15B, we did an entire boat in two hours 🙂
We nearly fell off the dock with shock. “2 hours… that’s like a pizza…”
Analyse: It was fun, we even built a little game around it.
“What’s next in the line up?”
Analyse: We are standing next to it, the new Bandit 50, fully BOSS3. It’s more fun to sail than its cruiser looks will make you expect, it will be a lively boat.

We chatted for a while longer until breaking news pulled us away, but we learned something else about Analyse. In her and her projects, there’s a lot more than what you see. And what you see is beautiful.

Reader game: Can you count how many projects are in the picture? Answers are after the jump!

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The Waterbank Intelligence Agency released a satellite photo of a Claw aircraft today, sending the Blake Sea area into a defensive scramble.

“Several islands scrambled fighter jets,” said an air traffic controller at WAA. “Others had Coastal Patrol vessels sent out, and I heard that Half Hitch sent out it’s fishing fleet armed with shotguns.”

“If you ask me,” said a source at WIA, “the Half Hitch navy armed with six packs and shotguns is the most dangerous thing out there.”