Friday 25 August 2017

The dark side

As a surprise birthday present I was given a power boat taster session, unfortunately the day was dull, overcast and just as we arrived there was torrential rain.

The boat was black, about 22 feet with 150HP outboard, so suitably kitted up in wet weather gear, we headed out into Southampton water .

On the first pass the visibility was dreadful and probably fortunate that I know my way around pretty well, but as we approached cat head off Hamble things cleared a bit.

Above Joseph getting the hang on things as we storm up past Netley, below big brother Duncan had a permanent grin the whole time.

Making short work of the trip back up to Shamrock Quay. It was a lot of fun and nice to try it out, but I don't think really think power boating is for me


  1. Welcome to the dark side ... though I know what you mean. Ok for the odd jaunt (e.g. quickly get from A to B) but not really restful and rather noisy & bumpy

  2. Occasionally fun to mess around in powerboats, but agree with JP, too noisy, too bumpy - nothing calm about it.


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