Every imaginable bit of new technology on the road these days is designed to stop you speeding. Radar, mobile cameras, point-to-point detectors, fixed cameras and even planes are pointed at you, emptying your wallet and make the world a safer place. It’s pretty obvious that the government doesn’t want you to go fast, yet there’s no denying the need for speed. In most states the fastest you can go on the road is 110kmh. On the water there are speed zones but many of our waterways are unrestricted.
This was brought home very obviously in a run along the Hawkesbury River in the new Force 21S, where the willows slipped by us at 70kts (130kmh) and everyone onboard had a grin wider than Mitch Johnson’s bowling.