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Re: Better than a dinghy

Oh yeah? I want to see you talk your wife into it....
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Re: Better than a dinghy

'looks good, but maybe not to get your laundry to shore or groceries back to the boat!
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Re: Better than a dinghy

How cool would that be, just strap those on and go for a nice, dry ride to the boat from the shore.
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Re: Better than a dinghy

Those have got to be in the next Bond film.
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Re: Better than a dinghy

heck ya could make one out of an old jet skie and a vacuum cleaner lol
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Re: Better than a dinghy

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How cool would that be, just strap those on and go for a nice, dry ride to the boat from the shore.
Hmmm. I see potential neck injuries.
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Re: Better than a dinghy

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Hmmm. I see potential neck injuries.
What's life without a few risks to personal safety?! Those things look awesome.

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Those have got to be in the next Bond film.
They're already way too passe' for a Bond film, I first saw them in the Exumas a couple of years ago... They can become pretty damn annoying, if you're anchored within earshot... in other words, within a couple of miles :-)





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Re: Better than a dinghy

You can try them in Ft. Lauderdale. A buddy of mine bought a Groupon deal for a half hour playing with the thing. It wasn't as easy as it looks but it is also less dangerous than it looks. They used a jet ski as the power source and the instructor sat on the jet ski and controlled the power. I don't think he ever let my buddy get more that about fifteen feet high. The student wears a helmet with a built in radio and the instructor can talk to them.
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