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Old 07 September 2014, 12:16   #1
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Jetskiiers...

I know it's not all of them but today backed my theory up that almost all jetskiiers have no idea what their doing!!

Down at studland today & two jetskis anchored up and went to the cafe. After about 10 minutes I saw the back of one was getting a bit low.

Then lower

And lower

And lower

Until the water line was and the too if the seat and it was on the sea bed & had sunk!

I went looking for the owner & found him & the cafe & all had to say was 'i thought it looked low'

I gave him a hand pulling it to the beach only to find he'd forgotten to do up his bungs!!!

Flooded the engine bay, fried the electrics & his friend towed him back to baiter park! Click image for larger version

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Old 07 September 2014, 12:37   #2
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Easily done by boaters too..... But as you sit on rather than in a ski you don't see it filling up.... Was it a seadoo?
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It's easily done!! A friend with one has done it more than once & some of the Seadoo's suffer the same fate with the bungs in due to a design fault.
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Must be something in the air as a PWC had to be rescued today in Lough Neagh for the exact same reason
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Easily done by boaters too..... But as you sit on rather than in a ski you don't see it filling up.... Was it a seadoo?

Yeah it was a seadoo bombardier
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seen it done so many times One of our club guys motored 8 miles out to go fishing and then whilst sat at anchor watched the water level gradually creeping up over his floorboards.
Bung not only out...but also in his car back at the beach.
Only option was to up anchor and run for home, which effectively venturied the water out on the run back just like an elephant trunk drain tube. Which was what was happening when he went out to sea...... so if you don't see it at the launch then you don't notice til you stop !
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Same thing has happened to a few Floridian fishermen going 50 miles offshore. Waste of a lot of gas...

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I was out on the water at Southampton boatshow at around 6pm and heard an all ships call by Solent CG asking in any vessels in the Hengistbury Head area could assist a jetski nearby that had run out if fuel and was now sinking, 2 persons on board.


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