High Performance MPX Foil/Self-righting Trimaran-The Test Model

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    I can't tell you how great it is to be back!!!! It's been a bizarre couple of months. I have had an operation "resection of the prostate" two weeks ago-it went well but getting to it was a nightmare starting with my first covid test on Sept. 9th. Friday of that week my surgeons nurse called me with tears in her voice: "Mr. Lord I'm sorry to tell you but you tested positive for covid". Holy ****! Talk about being freaked out! So I began a 14 day isolation waiting each day for the disease to strike since I had no symptoms-day after day-is this it??!!
    The 14th day arrived with me still having no symptoms whatsoever! Due to foul-ups with the hospital my operation was postponed twice. Finally, I was given the go ahead for another covid test-which was entirely different than the first one. And this time I got a negative.
    Believe me, this whole thing was just incredible-two times(over two weeks) the hospital called for me to report for my operation when the doctor knew nothing about it-and before I had a second test!
    Anyway, I finally had the operation and am recovering well-I feel for all the people going through the covid disaster. I hope all of you are safe and hanging in there. I've had a lot of time to think about Wolf-in fact that kept me in relatively good spirits.
    Thank God for life and boats.........

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  2. Dolfiman
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    Dolfiman Senior Member

    That is great news for you and for us, Boatdesign without your voice is not the same.
    You should certainly follow the Vendée Globe 2020 (in Sailboats Forum), the foilers have now a favorable sequence in the North then South trade winds, Linkedout and Apivia press the gas pedal to catch up Hugo Boss !
    And soon the Jules Verne Trophy (in this Forum), Gitana 17 and Sodebo 3 (again operational after the hitting of a floating object in Oct.) are in stand-by waiting for a favorable window of meteo prediction. May be they will start within the same window, in one to one race conditions.
     
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  3. Corley
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    Corley epoxy coated

  4. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Get well soon.
     
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  5. Gary Baigent
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    Gary Baigent Senior Member

    Sounds beyond miserable; pleased you're still around.
     
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