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ah!  Thats sooo good!  The casually doing 75 to 80mph in a mahogany canoe with a diesel outboard strapped to it !

I travelled in Thailand in 1989 coming back from the UK. In those days Ko Samui was a sleepy little island very few people went to.  We caught a longtail out across the bay from the mainland to the island.  Great fun.  In those days they were powered by Nissan 4 or 6 cylinder SD diesels.  I don't think we had any safety gear apart from jandals...

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1 minute ago, aardvarkash10 said:

ah!  Thats sooo good!  The casually doing 75 to 80mph in a mahogany canoe with a diesel outboard strapped to it !

I travelled in Thailand in 1989 coming back from the UK. In those days Ko Samui was a sleepy little island very few people went to.  We caught a longtail out across the bay from the mainland to the island.  Great fun.  In those days they were powered by Nissan 4 or 6 cylinder SD diesels.  I don't think we had any safety gear apart from jandals...

Was just thinking exactly the same thing, absolute gold!  500hp with a direct hookup to a propellor, what more could you want! 

I drove one years ago when I was there, the owner wasn't that keen on handing over the reins but I told him I'd driven boats before and he let me have a go.  I was surprised how hard it was, they're a bloody handful with all that torque and I found I had to really concentrate on what I was doing.  And it certainly wasn't 500hp behind me.

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