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Old 14 January 2003, 04:50   #41
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Sorry Julian

Didn't mean to upset you but it was the way you wrote it. Sorry!!No have managed to get the boat yet. Boat still in SAfrica. Will have it in the UK by the end of Feb/beg of March.
I suppose I would be needing some training then too LOLOL
Any way the boat will only race in the UK for 1 may be 2 races. I am just doing for the fun of it an not for any other reason....and you are invited to have a look at her and go for a ride if you like.

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Old 14 January 2003, 05:13   #42
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I knew you were only joking mate and i would love to have a look and a run in your boat when you are ready to bring her over, I'll take you out in our boat too to see what you think. Wont be any where near as fast as yours but will be good for both of us to experiance different machines. Oh and have a few beers too.

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Old 14 January 2003, 05:51   #43
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Oh and have a few beers too.
GREAT!!! LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!!
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Old 14 January 2003, 08:47   #44
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I do hope there are improvements and this new standard should be worth a look at.My ears are still wing nut shaped after the last time I used one for any length of time..To be fair if they produce this new standard and it means they are indeed better than a open face helmet.Then great.I will buy one.
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Old 14 January 2003, 09:01   #45
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Still prefer the full face light weight customised jet ski helmet. Something like a snomobile and racing bike helmet.
Sorry I'm old fashion
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Old 14 January 2003, 11:15   #46
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Good point Manos,I will have a look at those.
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Old 16 January 2003, 11:40   #47
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Thanks for your post and please find comments -

There are no Motorcyle helmets available that have been approved by B.S.I to B.S.I PAS:028 2002.

The criteria that PAS:028 1998 conforms to that others don`t is with respect to the Marine Safety Helmet Approval Specification.

The RNLI have the new helmet under trial.

Whiplash is a consideration at any speed in any fast craft.

A Gecko helmet from a thermal point of view will offer more insulation than a normal motorcylce helmet when either is being used wet.

A motor cycle helmet will offer greater impact protection, but due to the larger size and weight increases the risk of whiplash and neck fatigue is increased. Part of the PAS:028 requirement is for the helmet to float after being submerged for 24hrs, which it does.

The standard PAS:028 is a standard required by B.S.I and not Gecko / R.N.L.I

Any helmet not fully meeting the current B.S.I PAS:028, should really not be recommended for Marine Safety helmet use.

The standard is a several page document and we recommend that you contact B.S.I product services to obtain a copy.

We are not in a position to comment on behalf on B.S.I and again recommend that you contact them direct for such.

The MK10 halmet is currently on trial with various Police forces / departments.

Hope the above helps and kind regards

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Old 16 January 2003, 12:16   #48
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Thanks Mr Gecko,

For your responce to my questions.I think any manufacturer who is prepared to explain himself or his product and features to us on this forum should be supported whole heartedly.

I shall know have a in depth look at your New products, and thank you for the answeres to my questions.

Im impressed as most trade wouldnt dare come on here and try and justifie there respective products.They would be eaton alive.

Good luck in your trials.

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Old 16 January 2003, 12:25   #49
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There are no Motorcyle helmets available that have been approved by B.S.I to B.S.I PAS:028 2002.
Excuse my ignorance but does BSI stands for British Standards Institure?? or not.
If it is, then is OBVIOUS that there will not be any or it may be a few motocycle helmets conforming to that standard. Why should they any way since all motorcycle helmets are constructed to international specs. BSI is a British thing not a Worldwide standar approved organisation.
If I'm wrong please correct me and excuse my ignorance
This is just an observation as I am old fashion and I am using light weight custom made Waterproof jet ski and/or snowmobile type helmets.
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Old 16 January 2003, 12:34   #50
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Hay Manos bet there cheaper in greece?.What ya think eh Can ya feel that,its a rip off thing comeing all over you again

Now count to ten and relax.Im impressed and think the New helmet will do the job and is safer as its been designed for the job,having gained experiance in the market,they have come up with significant changes,and improvements.If a manufacturer does that and is prepared to say so then good luck to them.
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