Originally Posted by codprawn
Couldn't agree more - oh for a spare £100,000........
When you see the years of abuse they stood up to when they were doing their whitewater rides it makes you really what is really needed!!!
Actually, their 8.5 metre jet drive starts at around £40K. Given the publicity this incident has generated both locally and in the trade, what do you reckon this has cost in real terms and what is the likely end cost implication? Fine, if no insurers or MCA rule makers ever read their papers, but not so fine if the enquiry finds that the boat (as I suspect) just wasn't up to it, and wasn't even designed and built for this type of use.
I am already looking over my shoulder and it has made me think about RIB limitations for sure, not that I ever get involved with voluntary wave jumping (if that indeed was the cause) when fully loaded. The forces involved on a large hull are enormous.