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Old 07-01-2003, 01:25 PM
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Pardon my ignorance regarding boating...but with one of these boats, do you typically have to pay a fee to release the boat into the water? I know that with small jet ski's, you can typically get away with doing it at a beach. Just wondering how much harder it is with one of these bigger boats?
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Old 07-01-2003, 01:27 PM
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Was there something before the Merc engines that are in them now? Something like Rotax????
The Jet boats have two Sea Doo - jet ski engines. Merc is not used. Dunno much about the new 4-tec (this is the 1st or 2nd year) Rotax has always been part of Sea Doo.

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Old 07-01-2003, 01:34 PM
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Pardon my ignorance regarding boating...but with one of these boats, do you typically have to pay a fee to release the boat into the water? I know that with small jet ski's, you can typically get away with doing it at a beach. Just wondering how much harder it is with one of these bigger boats?
There are public ramps but that depends on where you are and if you are looking at fresh or salt water. Some fresh water (lakes or ponds) do require some payment to launch your boat from them.
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Old 07-01-2003, 01:36 PM
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I hate Personal Water Craft as much as some of you guys do SUV's. They're a menace and a safty hazard.
We used to call them gnats. The worst bad drivers where the ones that followed skiers imo. If your skier went down, there was no way the gnats could avoid them. Whenever I stopped to yell at them, the invariable response was one of dawning comprehension. It's just an experience thing, I suppose.

As for the prop issue, try getting a 12 strand rope wrapped around a drive shaft of an inboard. The drive shaft bends. In one sense, it's better than other problems. You can almost always drive home if you are willing to put up with a little vibration. In another sense, it's worse. Drive shafts are expensive.
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Old 07-01-2003, 03:05 PM
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The first time I went jet skiing I had no idea that when you fall of the jet ski the jet ski goes in circles until it comes back to you ... so silly me ... I started chasing the jet ski around in circles ... Boy was my face red when everyone yelled at me to stop swimming after the jet ski already because it'll come back ... and it did
You didn't have the lanyard attached?
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Old 07-01-2003, 04:24 PM
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You didn't have the lanyard attached?
Wave runners have lanyards the operate a kill switch (and let you swim after it if you were going fast when you dumped it). Jet skis (the kind you stand on without a seat) keep running and have a spring on the propulsion nozzle so it goes in a circle until you catch it and climb back on.
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Old 07-01-2003, 04:45 PM
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Wave runners have lanyards the operate a kill switch (and let you swim after it if you were going fast when you dumped it). Jet skis (the kind you stand on without a seat) keep running and have a spring on the propulsion nozzle so it goes in a circle until you catch it and climb back on.
You are correct sir.
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