Date and Time:
Saturday 30 October, Fahan Marina HW 1145
Moderate Breeze from the SSE, shelter from hills giving F2 wave effect
: Self and two brave RNLI lifeboat crew. Malin Head CG alerted and standing by.
: Quicksilver 270AD paired with the 2006 Toohotsue 9.8 - 2 stroke, fresh from the Land of Song.
Self (L), donegaldan (XL) bag of ground tackle (XXL) and fuel.
After some preliminary turns and checks, we distributed the weight (donegaldan leaned forward) and we let the nags out...
What can I say - more fun than a barrel of monkeys and both the motor and SIB performed better than even I had hoped.
GPS logged runs up and down wind gave 14.6Kts (16.8mph to you sibbers
) and the boat was very well behaved in the slight waves present.
donegaldan was then beached and I had a go solo. Dunno how fast it went (faster!!!) 'cos I daren't let go of the tiller or the SIB - Holy Jaysus!
Presumably in revenge for the beaching, donegaldan later tried to test my LJ by telling me that the water was shallow and to hop out - see pic.
So in conclusion - I would really never have bought this combo of my own volition, so thanks RIBnet for more sound advice!