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Old 10-15-2016, 04:46 PM
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Due to the recent passing of 2 more of my very good friends I'm withdrawing from high speed runs. Even though I have no wife or kids I could not put my friends and family through the pain if something happened. My heart and prayers go out to all my fellow boaters families that we lost this year. RIP Garth and Jim
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Thank you.
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There were a lot of nervous people after the 220 mph post a couple days ago.
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Glad to hear it Ron! The boats are faster than they are safe to run with the horsepower that is available nowadays. On a personal level, I've just recently sent my 30 back to Skater to re-rig it with a pair of 400Rs - I feel I've pushed my luck long enough running a near 160mph 30 footer for the past 12 years. We've lost way too many friends and fellow performance boaters to high speed accidents in the last 15 years, I'm glad to see you pulling back - hopefully others will follow your lead. Godspeed to both Garth and Jim........
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There were a lot of nervous people after the 220 mph post a couple days ago.
I would still do it tomorrow if it was just me. But I have lots of great friends and family that it would affect if something happened.
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Originally Posted by flight club View Post
I would still do it tomorrow if it was just me. But I have lots of great friends and family that it would affect if something happened.
I agree, most don't realize that to be a business owner with employees, that alone is a commitment..

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YOU, know its capable. At the end of the day thats all that matters ! As spock said when I was a youngster, Live long and prosper.
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Three flips resulting in eight deaths in a little over three months should be enough to make the entire offshore community stop and reexamine every aspect of the sensibility of running incredible speeds in alleged pleasure boats that are basically airplanes wings that will kill you in a heartbeat if you make one tiny mistake when running at those speeds.
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I argument here......bless those that have pass and those whom have not .
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