A morning on Loch Ken :O)
Just thought I would post a couple of pics of me and the wife (and bob the dog), running in my outboard on Loch Ken last week. The weather was dry and fairly warm. After an easy launch at Loch Ken Marina (£10 a day), we had a couple of hours doing the first bit of the running in. Throttle no more than half for the first 2 hours.The boat got onto the plain at around 10mph(the blanket speed limit on the Loch, apart from the water ski zone). The wind started to pick up, so I dropped off the wife and hound and went back out for another hour and half. At this point of the runnuning in, I could do a full throttle run for 1 minute. The boat topped out at just over 19mph, but sits happily at around 14/15mph, so it's not worth the extra throttle for slight increase in speed.
So overall, I'm very pleased with the whole outfit.
If anyone else fancy's using Loch Ken, you have to register your boat, cost £31 and that included the stickers and plates. Theres plenty of parking at the marina.
Oh, and there is a Loch Ranger that patrols the Loch, met him when he had me for speeding :O)