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    Default David Scott-Cowper \"Polar Bound\"

    I accidentally found that he's off again around the world ditching the lifeboat for a custom built boat. BBC Tyne have a story on their web site but the last entry is for May 23rd, and it says he will remain parked in the Falklands until the Autumn.

    Does he have a web site? Does anyone have any new detail? For a long distance single hander he seems to generate very little news.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/tyne/features/p...und/log2.shtml



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    Default Re: David Scott-Cowper \"Polar Bound\"

    He ditched the lifeboat a very long time ago!

    If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.

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    Default Re: David Scott-Cowper \"Polar Bound\"

    He ditched the lifeboat a very long time ago! He may regret it!

    If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.

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    Default Re: David Scott-Cowper \"Polar Bound\"

    There were features in MBM and MBY earlier this year; not quite sure what the latest is but someone this end may know. Will post if I find out.

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    Default Re: David Scott-Cowper \"Polar Bound\"

    I've got his book about the NW Passage. It's not a very good book but interesting none the less. It's odd that after reading it you get no closer idea of the man than when you started.

    The "at sea" stuff I found much more interesting than the NW passage part.

    I'd like to ask him why he swapped 2 x Gardner 4LW for 1 x Gardner 8LXB. You'd think at least a wing engine for a trip like that without sails, (well I would anyway). Also, according the web site he's got all this fuel in plastic cans, just like he had on the lifeboat. In the book the problems about transferring fuel at sea loomed large for him, one would have imagined that building new he'd have incorporated all the bunker space he needed.



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    Default Re: David Scott-Cowper \"Polar Bound\"

    Nobody said he was a genius!

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    Default Re: David Scott-Cowper \"Polar Bound\"

    No perhaps not. I give him credit for one thing in particular, how to have a job, a boat, and a family and manage to dodge off for a year or so without (A) getting a divorce or (B) going bankrupt.

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    Default Re: David Scott-Cowper \"Polar Bound\"

    Whats his job and have you spoken to his wife/bank manager?

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    Default Re: David Scott-Cowper \"Polar Bound\"

    OK so I'm making assumptions. When he did the NW passage he was a Solicitor, so he probably still is.

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    Default Re: David Scott-Cowper \"Polar Bound\"

    What do you call 3000 solicitors lieing drowned on the bottom of the ocean?..........................
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    A start!

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