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Old 29 September 2002, 00:45   #1
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Harpooned

Did anybody see the Zapcat harpoon the Cabin cruiser in the Solent today, near the mouth of the Itchen. Naturally I didn't have my camera!

The Zap cat had got one of it's sponsns through the Hull ( well above the Waterline) of the cabin cruiser. we offered our assistance but it was declined.
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Old 01 October 2002, 17:39   #2
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Nope but I saw this....

two weeks ago when doing my usual trip up the Hamble past the Jolly Sailor, I was amazed to see a thirty something foot yaght lying on its side aground having visited the Jolly Sailors Pontoon on a fast ebbing spring tide !


How much stick was this poor chap getting from the passing traffic, I'll see if I can post pic
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Old 03 October 2002, 13:32   #3
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How on earth does an inflatable sponson, even powered by 50hp, mange to punch a hole in solid glassfibre ? - Do Zapcats have solid 'noses' on the tubes - the Zapcat occupants must have been thrown into the water in the incident - one hell of an accident - they should perhaps have spent more time on the RNLI site (see 'Instructor' post above) learning Collision Regs!!
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Old 05 October 2002, 15:45   #4
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Benjamin ji,

The Zap cat is a twin hull boat and also quite a small one and the GRP sponsons (hard bit) are fairly narrow, probably no more than 50 cms wide, they are also quite pointed. The tube (hard bit) which sits on them is quite sharply upturned at the front ( There has to be a better description than Sharply upturned). The hard bit is only about 15 cms away from the tip of the soft bit.

I think the soft bit got compressed and the Hard bit did the rest.

Sorry about the Brackets, I must be developing a Hart condition

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Sorry about the Brackets, I must be developing a Hart condition
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Old 08 October 2002, 17:29   #6
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The Viking (my Nasty Wife) says your new brackets makes your bum look big

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