Greg Bennett told me about his latest Yamaha outboard motor over coffee the other morning – a 425hp beast. “Stands taller than me with my hand stretched skywards” he said.
This reminded me of the time we went out to Hazelmere to test his then-biggest outboard motor: I think it was 225hp.
I was slalom skiing behind the beast when I felt a twinge in my hamstring and immediately let go, faithful to my exercise mantra of No Pain, No Pain.
Greg whipped the boat around and roared up to me. “What’s up, Swanie?”, bellowed his big boet Roland.
I think I pulled a muscle, I said.
Roley roared with laughter. “NO! Swanie, can’t be! You couldn’t have pulled a muscle. You must have pulled a fat!”