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Old 24 June 2004, 09:16   #11
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Interesting Website Manos...

Interesting that most accidents involve open motor boats, inc RIBs!! (More of them around I guess).

Although PWCs are in second place, it says that most of the accidents involve other PWCs - so if that trend continues to it's logical conclusion, they will all become extinct soon anyway!!

My PWC near miss (driving it) happened when the other PWC changed direction rapidly whilst entering rough water and both travelling very quickly (although we didn't think that we were that close together) - and as I was airborne at the time, couldn't do anything about it. (I think I shut my eyes, and probably shouted or something.)

It taught me a thing or two about conditions, separation, speed, and PWCs with nobbers driving them . Luckily no-one was hurt, although my mates swimwear was never quite the same again .

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(Now more responsible - I'd like to think...)
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Old 24 June 2004, 09:58   #12
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Manos, I wasn't replying directly to your post. I'm in full agreement with you. I think the reason jetskis are ridden by idiots is because they're cheaper and therefore more accessible than yachts, RIBs etc.
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Old 24 June 2004, 10:18   #13
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Manos, I wasn't replying directly to your post. I'm in full agreement with you. I think the reason jetskis are ridden by idiots is because they're cheaper and therefore more accessible than yachts, RIBs etc.

Dont entirely agree with this comment...... a top of the range seado will cost you 8k ish now log into boats and outboards and see what 8k will by you, it wont be new but it might be fast !!

GUNS DONT KILL PEOPLE......PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE !!!
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