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Old 08 October 2012, 05:05   #11
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Absolutely, as well as ribbing I run a ski ( rxp-260 ) and the majority of boat owners applaud and encourage our wake jumps, it goes without saying I'm careful. I will say however I've seen muppets and idiots on all type of water craft inc ribs
Oh dear oh dear, typical jet skier mentality

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Old 08 October 2012, 05:17   #12
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Why do other boaters get upset if they play on their wake, providing they keep their distance?
It's like being tailgated by some boy racer in a Clio/Saxo/Corsa (feel free to add any car that is usually driven by some spotty yoof with his baseball cap on back to front) It's un-nerving. To keep a safe distance, at the speeds involved he'd have to keep so far back that the wake would be non-existent. He has no idea what you are going to do, stop, turn, slow down etc. So not only are you now looking ahead to see where you are going, you've got this w4nker up your ar5e who could quite easliy wipe out you & your passengers.
Apart from that, I think they're lovely people
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Old 08 October 2012, 05:44   #13
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Oh dear oh dear, typical jet skier mentality

Yeahhhhhhhhh look at me arent I great? I can do doughnuts to..............


Oh dear, oh dear, typical bigoted and prejudiced response!
I consider myself safe on the water ( Spent 5 years crewing on a local Lifeboat ), not everyone on a ski is irresponsible.
As I said on my original post Iíve seen ( unfortunately most weekends on the water ) idiots and muppets in charge of ALL types of water craft
The minority spoil it for the majority
Happy and Safe boating

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Old 08 October 2012, 05:45   #14
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You're talking about Yamaha Waverunners. They're the ones with the water coming out the swim platform; I have one myself. It's a safety feature that allows other skis and vessels to see them in rough weather. I'm sure you'll approve of that.
Yep - thats them. I have heard that quoted as the 'reason' and yes while its good to see them - they really should be aware of the water they are spurting over enyone unlucky enough to be around the idiots that sometimes drive them. I've been stood on a pontoon and they have pulled away soaking whole familes

Two soaked myself and Boris after watching the Bournemouth airshow....

I'm not convinced of the 'safety feaure' angle...if its rough you are never going to see the water over and above normal spray and think ' oh theres a jetski'....

I heavily believe its not all users who are muppets...but can anyone show me where a boat of any kind has collided with a Jetski & not the ski hitting the boat ?
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Old 08 October 2012, 05:53   #15
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Guy Fawkes night is coming. A few extra rockets might be worth the money, that and a slow match or two. A bit of creative steelwork in the a-frame and the average RIB could give a good account of itself...

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Old 08 October 2012, 07:25   #16
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Oh dear oh dear, typical jet skier mentality

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Nice to see a worthwhile contribution from yourself.
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Old 08 October 2012, 07:33   #17
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Live and let live. As pointed out above, plenty of tossers in all types of watercraft. If they want to play on my wake, that's fine by me, as long as theyt keep a safe distance. It's no different than me playing on a bigger boats wake in my RIB.

If the fumes don't kill them, they would enjoy the wake of the Pacific with the jet!
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Old 08 October 2012, 11:15   #18
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jet skis I hate the bloody things, I used to have to repair them , managment could always tell when I was repairing the F&%£ing things with all the swear words coming out of the bay, and gave me a wide berth.
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Old 08 October 2012, 15:54   #19
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Oh dear oh dear, typical jet skier mentality

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Mate what are you going on about?! Stupid contribution that just goes to piss people off! Try harder next time!
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Its not all jetskiers just a few! People in boats can just as bad, ive had to avoid people speeding through anchored boats in swanage & had a few coming to close when towing a ringo...no ones perfect! Even ive made mistakes
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