Wanted to share a short story and remind everyone to think safety ALWAYS.
I know someone who was testing out their sib with on a small reservoir and lost control, ending up in the cold water without the kill-switch attached to themselves and no life jacket on, fully clothed with a heavy, lined jean jacket on!
The person was me! I was making a "quick run" down and back the small reservoir, so didn't hook up the switch or put my life jacket on. I decided to make another run, encountered another boats wake, eased up at first and then sped up again for the rest of the wake. I approached at an oblique angle to "see how it handles it at speed", (had the steering loosened up) and started to lose control when I hit another wave as I attempted to cut the throttle and ended up increasing the throttle as well as turning the motor as I was thrown off-balance. I was thrown out, almost panicked, but recovered (I am a pretty strong swimmer) and struggled to the boat. The engine had returned to idle and was slowly circling a ways form me. I struggled to get back it but made it after 3 or 4 attempts. Fortunately I was fairly close to the ramp and my truck (which was still warm) or I would have been in real danger of hypothermia.
A very foolish mistake caused by complacency and confidence!