Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler
A trip out boating with you lot sounds like a right barrel of laughs!
I have a 15 minute slow run up a river before I can give me pax a taste of full throttle, which is just the right amount of time to sort out life jackets, how the kill cords etc work. I don't have a fixed vhf on board, or a gps, so don't have to explain how those work, so it's more of just a "sit down, hold on in a relaxed kind of way, and let me know if it's too quick, to rough, or you just aren't enjoying it" kind of briefing.
I agree-I've found it easier with a long displacement run to do it in. It's easier to work everything into conversation, with the bare minimum at the point of boarding the boat.
I'm fairly intolerant of noobs at everything though, ever since the day I did the standard 'hang on to me here, and follow where I go' when I took someone for their first pillion ride.
She was fine, and wanted me to go progressively faster-that is, until on the entrance to a sharp right hander with a wall on the left side.
She decided to have a look to see what her friend was doing on the bike behind us-so she put her arm around my neck,turned round and sat bolt upright.
Apparently, the sharp elbow in the ribs and the swearing wasn't quite what she was expecting.
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