Originally Posted by spectre racing
As for the comment about 'oh it looked nice when we set off' that applies to when you leave without your lifejackets and therefore when it gets rough cant whip them out of a locker and put them straight on. I'm starting to suspect a little grounding in sailing might do a lot of you some good. Or is the fast track into becoming a nerd just going out and buying some flash rib and thinking you know it all?
IMHO going out in any powerboat with out a life jacket on is fool hardy.
Sailing and powerboating are very very different.
I have done both as have a large number of the members on here.
Some are better than other at it (just read my latest issue of the news letter from the Minnis Bay sailing club
I fail to see how tacking at 6-8 knots is the same as a tight turn at 25.
Or coming off a wave at 30 knots compared to say 14 in a sail boat
Maybe you could explain?
When things go wrong in a powerboat it goes wrong faster.
No time to put a jacket on, its over in seconds.
Again IMHO any powerboat event organiser would neglegent not to insist that jackets are worn.
I am certainly insisting they are worn for the FOLLY GUMBALL