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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".
 

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Aggressor Tom said:
I just don't get it.

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".
Well said Tom!
Be safe and boat along time.
 

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Wave hopping in a 30' Bayliner huh !!!! Bet ya alcohol was involved !!!
 

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Nope, still have to figure out how to add one to my system.
 

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When I am getting stupid wave hopping, I will throw on the lanyard, but that about the only time you really need it !!!
 

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Geez That is some scary stuff, Will make you stop and think huh???
 

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Your not kidding,,, I have hit a couple waves in my day, that while in the air, I wished I did'nt hit,,, maybe now I will remember this story and quarter them instead.
 

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I wear the lanyard ALMOST all the time the boat is on plane. The older I get the more I think lifejackets are not a bad idea either, especially when traveling at higher speeds.
 

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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?

Christine
(I'm willing to learn from others' mistakes...)
 

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freckles said:
Does anyone keep an extra set of lanyards handy?

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 ?
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Lets take a better look at what she wrote Stuchamp !!!!

Oh well husbands gone,,,, lets go boating !!!! Thats what I got out of it !!!
 

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Get help? Ha!

What you then need to do before you leave the area put an x on side of the boat where he fell in so you will know where to look when you go back.
 
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