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By Rich Evans

I was looking into options for getting my boat the 100 miles to the inlands championships in a few weeks. My boat is currently at UK Dinghies having some minor work done by Jon so I dropped by to see how it was progressing. We jokingly talked about how similar the Lotus was to the MPS:

- lightweight, aluminium and fiberglass construction.
- an inspired design that is considered radical.
- quite a handful and very desirable.

We then looked at how I could attach the boat to the Elise. Unfortunalty it has no chassis making it impossible to tow anything behind so we agreed it would have to go on the roof! so thats exactly what we did!.

My lotus has a hardtop fitted throughout the winter as the soft top is not 100% waterproof and it gets quite boring scraping ice of the inside of the windscreen. The hardtop makes the whole car far stiffer and snug inside more like a coupe than a convertible. I was a bit nervous that the 44kg of the Musto may crack the windscreen but we carefully lifted it into place and it seemed fine. We only really did it to take the photo as a bit of a wind up. I think the windage on the motorway would cause problems and be very dangerous, plus my suspension if track orientated and the car is already very low to the ground!.

After we agreed it would be safer and easier to just take the double stack and tow 2 boats not 1 behind the UK Dinghies van.


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