Here is Dave ( our boat mechanic) at Telfer Marine servicing our water taxi outboard.
After every 100hrs of use, we get the motor completely serviced.
Right now his little computer is telling him what has been going on since the last service. There are no secrets in the Water Taxi game.
It is always a bit of a misson to have this servicing done, the whole boat has to be pulled out of the water, placed on our trailer and then towed out to Telfer Marine. This also means that our boat Te Kariri is not available for bookings for at least four hours on that day.
We have only had this 200HP Yamaha 18months and in that time we have done 886 hours / 13,000 nautical miles.
That is 6 crossing to Sydney and back and no, we are not adding it as another service here at Lake Tarawera.