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Old 14 October 2003, 17:45   #41
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OMG don't mention that!!!
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Old 14 October 2003, 17:49   #42
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I have read that earlier, big Scorpion, white hull, yellow rubber and cabine, and he took pictures all the time when he was rescued, but I didnīt get the feeling that this was because it was a Scorpion.
What caused the accident?
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Old 14 October 2003, 17:56   #43
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Funny how he never said what caused it
in the thread.

Hmmmmmmmmmm
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Dunno - never met him. I bought my Scorpion 2nd hand so the quality spoke for itself.
Strictly speaking old boy it was 4th hand (Dunno who was first but John Lancaster was 2nd & I was 3rd!)
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Dunno who was first
I do, so nur-nur-de-nur-nur!

If you stop lurking and turn off your "invisible" mode I might tell you

And less of the "old" if you don't mind... you have to call me "young man" to get invited back on Blue Ice nowadays
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I have sent you an e-mail - best to keep it off the forum.
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I have sent you an e-mail - best to keep it off the forum.
Don't be shy! Why make a secret of it?

BTW why didn't you go ahead with the Protector order in the end?

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BTW why didn't you go ahead with the Protector order in the end?

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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.
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The hulls simply did not work. Very, very wet and hard ride, although you were fairly impressed when you drove mine John - or not?
It was great -- like crossing the solent on the Redjet! It was a flat calm though . . .

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Mark Pascoe called today, he wantīs me to test his boat together with him personally on Monday. We are testing the SR9 with twin 300 able to do 90 m/h. This seems to be an unforgettable weekend!

Have a nice day!
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