I just don't get it. I have had my Sunsation since September and have run it about 11 hours. I wear a jacket and the tether when ever I run over 30mph and I have operated the boat about 75% of what I think my capability is until I "learn" to drive it. I love the thrill of speed, but especially when you have a family recklessness is unspeakable. I will eventually run my boat to its limits, but until then caution is priority.
Same incident happened on Lake St Clair with a Sunsation two summers ago, rookie driver thrown from the boat, no jacket, no tether in use. He drowned and the boat continued to circle until the gas run dry.
Run hard, run fast, but let's face it, we aren't making a living out of racing and offshore boating is for suppose to be for "fun".
Does anyone keep an extra set of lanyards handy? I'm thinking worse case scenario, my husband gets ejected, the boat stops, and I can't get it going again because he's attached to the lanyards outside the boat. Am I missing something?
(I'm willing to learn from others' mistakes...)
Excellant idea !
But depending on the type of kill switch you have, you can usually substitute something in place of the lanyard.
A toggle switch style, all you have to do is flip the switch.
An external plunger type, you can wrap piece of rope around the plunger to hold it out.
Anybody else with more ideas ?