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Sunday, July 30, 2006 

I won a Freakin' Scooter!

Holy prop blades batman! I got sucked into sticking around Dive Fair at Underwater Sports annual sale today. Worked our Marker Buoy Dive Club booth and figured I might as well stay for the final drawings. Imagine my surprise as they counted down the ticket numbers..."6...0...5" huh? That's me!!!

I was offered either the new Apollo AV-2 scooter, a brand-new model that lists for $2500, (at the fair for $1600), or a mystery envelope. The crowd said stay with the scooter and I'm glad I did, as in the envelope was only a certificate for a new DUI drysuit. Already got a couple of them... :-)

Anyway, I now have a whole new way to get myself into lots of trouble...100 mins at 230 feet; gee, will I go into deco?

Wow cool toy, can't wait to dive off my boat with it. Think I'll rig it James Bond style with spearguns and torpedoes...Now how do I mount my HID light and camera....hmmm

It comes with a sort of an odd side-saddle, you actually ride it between your legs and even tow buddies. Not quite sure how that's going to work in drysuits, but it'll be fun to see if we can figure it out. I found some video on the Apollo International site: Steering the AV1 (It takes a min or so to load on broadband, probably much longer if you have a modem. Hit the little blue arrow when it becomes lit to view.) This is of the older AV1 unit, the new AV2 has variable speed, longer life and faster speed, amongst a host of improved features.

That's gonna be me, gliding along! Watch out for the rock!!!!

Thanks again to our club sponsor Underwater Sports and to Apollo for their donation!

well done .. James bond 007 here you come
look like a great toy

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