Originally posted by John Kennett
BTW why didn't you go ahead with the Protector order in the end?
The short answer re the Protector was that I was an idiot! I should have have proceeded with it- it was all done and dusted - all I had to do was transfer the money.
At the 11th hour we went to SA and and trialled the Trident proto-type. I am a big fan of the Hysucat and to us it was logical (sort of) to get a larger Hysucat. Apart from the fact that Malan (Hysucat Marine owner and builder) is a personal old friend of mine we stupidly 'assisted' him financially in building two of these ribs. We got the first one and Jan Falkowski got the second. The hulls simply did not work. Very, very wet and hard ride, although you were fairly impressed when you drove mine John - or not?
We all make mistakes in life
The Scorpion - flawed design and manufacturing at that time. As most peole are aware of, this happened to Chris Strickland on two occassions as well with Seahound IV.