In a canopy boat Absolutely Yes
the boat goes over and they bounce like a ping pong ball without restraint
Life jackets always when on plane (i didnt used to think that way ) Mechanical problems can happen at any time at speed, so it is prudent when running at speed to wear one
Very sorry to hear this. My condolences to family and friends.
I know the Kirk the boat builder, I know the guys who race this brand, and I drove one of the race boats back in 98.
I this truly was a mechanical failure, as suggested in an earlier post, lets make sure we fully understand what happened, and work to prevent or minimize it from ever occurring again.
We have lost too many, this season.
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More sad news. Our condolences to the family.
I have used the tiger strap sitting in the back of a Fast cat years ago and it was only becuse there was nothing to hold on to sitting in the middle All i could think of was trying to get out if i we went over very very scary won't do it again
As far as Reggie and his sit downs with belts I understand the thinking but disagree with having them in an open boat
I heard he had put 5 point in some pleasure open boats, to me that is just not smart
by the way the fix for my riding in a boat with a velcro strap would for the owner to have instaled hold handles or strapes (the later arent as good as they can break)
Some guys wear helmets. This is probably a good idea. Bad enough getting ejected, but with a helmet you could reduce the possibility of a head injury. And your chances are greatly improved. Performance boating is a dangerous sport and when you push the limits you need to have as much safety equipment as possible. Life jackets are a must as is the safety lanyard. Also you need to know when to back off the throttles. These runs that we do are not a race. Doesn't matter if your first or last. It's just for fun. No prize just pride. So swallow your pride and make sure everyone is safe.
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