Originally Posted by Phil
Given that there are 4 jockey seats and 1/2 on the suicide seat I assume people are meant to sit on the tubes -isn't that what the diver types do?
However for the trip out only my 13 and 14 year olds were allowed this privelege -the others were inside the boat
Is it safe? Well if I had capsized doing tight(ish) turns then no doubt a few questions would be asked. As skipper but more importantly as parent I have to assess the position and make a judgement -the buck stops here.
Actually sitting on the tubes seems SAFER than anything else!!!! Shaun Whyte who now runs Ocean Dynamics used to run high speed thrill rides around Tenby - once they had a capsize in really confused waters and all 14 people were thrown in - nobody was hurt!!!
Makes interesting reading - they couldn't really fault the way the trips were run and in particular praised the idea of giving all passengers canoeing helmets as well as lifejackets.