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Well imagine if your kids are swimming around the back of the boat and the jetski comes around the front.  So yes, it's obviously dangerous.  It is also illegal and ignorant. The 5 knot law appli

If you took the title of this thread litterally then maybe you have had a little too much internet?

Dear Mr Sabre and Mr Fish, Please excuse my presumption you are blokes, while I'm pretty sure you are we do live in the days of delicates and loveys who are offended if they aren't offended. So f

I chimed in because I’ve got history with these sorts of dickheads.

Many years ago it was a hot summers day about mid January, Saturday if I remember, and I wanted to go to the marina and replace the spreader covers on the yacht we had at the time, kids wanted to go to the beach.

So we compromise and sailed from PH to Waiheke, found a nice little bay, we were the only ones in the bay, kids had a swim and the admiral hoisted me up the rig, I was replacing the upper spreader ones when this jetskier launches off the beach and decides we need a demo on his skills, using us as one of his rounding marks.

The Admiral called him over nicely and tried to politely explain the situation and the 5kt rule. His response was that he had a very expensive holiday home in the bay so it was his bay and he could do whatever he wanted.

So the said admiral started taking photos of him and said she was going to inform the harbour master, it must have been a while ago as it was before registration numbers where required, (I still carry the heat seeking missiles just in case however)

But I’m trying to let it go, really I am !!!

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15 minutes ago, Jon said:

I chimed in because I’ve got history with these sorts of dickheads.

Many years ago it was a hot summers day about mid January, Saturday if I remember, and I wanted to go to the marina and replace the spreader covers on the yacht we had at the time, kids wanted to go to the beach.

So we compromise and sailed from PH to Waiheke, found a nice little bay, we were the only ones in the bay, kids had a swim and the admiral hoisted me up the rig, I was replacing the upper spreader ones when this jetskier launches off the beach and decides we need a demo on his skills, using us as one of his rounding marks.

The Admiral called him over nicely and tried to politely explain the situation and the 5kt rule. His response was that he had a very expensive holiday home in the bay so it was his bay and he could do whatever he wanted.

So the said admiral started taking photos of him and said she was going to inform the harbour master, it must have been a while ago as it was before registration numbers where required, (I still carry the heat seeking missiles just in case however)

But I’m trying to let it go, really I am !!!

I have been sharpening my pitch fork reading this thread :-)

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Many years back a jetski went thru the side of a moored Towson 32 at Little bucks, made a very large hole, as I recall the rider was not badly injured. The actual owner then scarpered with jet ski in tow before the feds arrived.

If you think we have problems in Florida they take them on the freeway !

 

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2018/09/19/heres-a-florida-man-driving-a-street-legal-jet-ski-on-the-highway

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