Cheers Guys I enjoyed it too.
Thanks for your company.
Just for the record its been a few months since it was used last, but I did quite a few miles last year with the Suzi 200.
The reason for me being nervous was the amount of time the engine had sat idle, and the amount of work I've done to it over the past few months.
It appears to have paid off though, as It was running well and much quieter than I remember.
I'm a bit of a worrier, my normal crew are my two sons now 7 and 9, I didn't want to put it in the water under the circumstances with just them on board before I'd had a chance to make sure it was OK with some more experianced crew.
At one point Kevin was at the helm in driving rain approaching Cowes and we had window of flat water.
She's a heavily built boat, we had probably about 120l of fuel still on board, and 4 large blokes(without being rude, Matt is a big bloke
) we topped out at just over 44kn without Kevin trimming the engine. When life settles down a bit I must get a helmet or remember to put my old MX goggles in the boat, as the driving rain at that speed was painful.
Oh yes, must also remember to swing my compass now I've moved everything around in the console!