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Old 15 April 2012, 17:31   #11
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I suspect they would be a (very) hard ride in open water by the look of the hull!

Been jetboating in NZ up rivers and it's a lot of fun!
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But it looks like great fun and certainly demonstrates these boats don't lack for quality in construction or components. I cringed at the lack of lifejackets, kill cords or padding on that Hummer windshield but it made me laugh in places and you gotta love the casual running over a floating log.

However, from experience of landing even deep V hulls off waves just slightly rolled off horizontal I'd expect these near flat bottomed brutes to spit bodies a long way if they landed any way from flat off even moderate chop!

But then that could be part of the fun

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Been jetboating in NZ up rivers and it's a lot of fun!
About as soft as any dory but the big sccop bow would shorten the pain. I'd a mate worked for Shotover Jet in NZ - nice work if you can get it. Looks properly scary in their videos. See one of their boats on test here and listen to the sound- ! Even the guys at SJX would be impressed (except there's no where for the dead moose).
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Even the guys at SJX would be impressed (except there's no where for the dead moose).
Depends on how many passengers you eject first.

A similar boat running tours in New Zealand:

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