I'm on my way to Binks Marine to pick up two ST Turbo shafts at $26.50 each.
We are doing an excursion with 5 other Kayaks this weekend so I really want the spares.
7.5 Nm from Clayton to the end of the Finnis River where we will be picked up
by the local winery for a long lazy lunch.
The others in their non Hobie kayaks think they will get a tow from me back to Clayton.
I may have to jump in the TI, start the motor and head off quick.
After the long lunch I probably wont be doing anything quick.
Perhaps I'll take a photo for Slaughter and see if I can get the record for how many
kayaks towed behind a TI.
The dealer is chasing availability and price on the upgrade to the mirage drives in Aus.
I'm a little dubious about the speed increase Tony but maybe I can get one and test it out.
I have a couple of jetties spaced about 200m apart to give good timings.
We used to use it to test manifolds and props etc for lane racing.
It was fun when the pitch on the prop was so great that the speed boat
started turning on the prop shaft. Funning feeling running on the gunwales
and looking down on the driver from the observer seat.
Whilst off subject, I spoke to Rob over Christmas. He has caught up since
coming back from Afghanistan and is getting out on the TI again.
Cheers, Brian in South Australia
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