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Old 22 June 2011, 10:25   #1
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The Gulwing

Some photos of the Gulwing last weekend, launching in the water at Drivers Dry Berthing before they headed off down to Poole for the Annie Beakhust Cancer Race.
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Old 22 June 2011, 10:48   #2
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What happened to the big Yamaha? Looked in a very sad state being towed in by the ILB!
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I believe it broke it's saddle.
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Yep

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Old 23 June 2011, 04:00   #5
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Yes unfortunately the saddle broke. Such as shame as the boys said the boat was going brilliantly. Just one of those things I guess in those conditions.
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It's a fact that the Mercury Offshore saddles are the strongest around and hard to compete with when it comes to racing in conditions like that.
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Yes unfortunately the saddle broke. Such as shame as the boys said the boat was going brilliantly. Just one of those things I guess in those conditions.
Big shame as it was certainly good conditions for the PPG.

Agreed that when it comes to middle units Mercury are still the best, although not un-breakable.
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Agreed that when it comes to middle units Mercury are still the best, although not un-breakable.
Done a couple myself - anything else will break - it's a question of "when" not "if"!
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Ouch!
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Holy **** there must have been some serious forces at play there!
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