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Old 09 September 2004, 18:59   #11
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If you go to the link posted by richard b and then go to the link form the bbc website about georges the dolphin...I swam with him at Compton on the IOW one evening a couple of summers ago. Wasn't aware of the dangers at the time but it was quite a strange experience!

PWC's, Never been on one and they do look great fun but it is a shame many (but not all!) are driven by plonkers which gives them and bad name. Once I have a nice RIB sorted I might get a jetski for wakeboarding in the surf (well away from surfers and swimmers obviously).

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Old 10 September 2004, 08:04   #12
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Oh, really?! Obviously you didn't hear about the nutters on Anglesey who used to drive their jetskis between the twin hulls of the HSS Stena Explorer fast ferry whilst it was leaving Holyhead harbour on route to Ireland. I say 'used to' because not so long ago one of them got sucked into one its turbines and emerged in the form of a fine red mist. Oddly enough this particular problem now seems to have been eradicated and no further incidents have been reported
Strangely this incident doesn't seem to have been reported anywhere - unless everyone missed it? Urban legend perhaps????
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Old 10 September 2004, 08:06   #13
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Told to me by the restaurant manager on the HSS Explorer but it was a couple of years ago.
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Funnily enough the MAIB never investigated - any wonder PWCs have such a bad name????
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Strangely this incident doesn't seem to have been reported anywhere - unless everyone missed it? Urban legend perhaps????
I rather suspect it is a bit of exageration too. I do recall a story about a jetskier going betweem the hulls of a HSS and getting prosecuted/told off/told that he was an idiot etc for risking life and limb. As Phil points out falling off would result in getting sucked into the water intakes which would be fairly unpleasant.

Personally I reckon that PWC's look really boring. You zoom around in circles for a while and then what next?
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Jetskiers are probably oblivious to peoples opinion of them, they misinterpreted peoples annoyance as envy or jealously. So what is needed is a more forthright way for people to express their opinion.

That is why I am advocating at all boat owner should be armed with shot guns If you were shot at each time you appeared somewhere or other you would soon get the idea that your presence was not welcome and the nice thing about a shot gun is that, other than at close quarters, it is not lethal so the jetskier gets time to learn . I suppose that a fringe benefit it that this could be new sport ‘jet ski hunting’ could go Olympic, who knows.

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What with gArfie targeting RIBsters with his 'RIB-flikkin' machine and now Scary Des taking pot shots at jet skiers, I'm very glad I invested in a Gekko helmet. Now can anyone tell me where I can buy a bullet-proof vest?
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My opinion about jest skiers and any oink that abuses any floating object and endangers the lives of people around him/her?

Well is a bit radical but

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What with gArfie targeting RIBsters with his 'RIB-flikkin' machine and now Scary Des taking pot shots at jet skiers, I'm very glad I invested in a Gekko helmet. Now can anyone tell me where I can buy a bullet-proof vest?
I wouldn’t shoot you Louise, you are a responsible ribster or have you got latent jetski tendencies . Des
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