Thread: Found this in the bay today
11-07-2009, 07:15 AM #1
Found this in the bay today
Went for a ride today with a mate and come across this, we were flying along around 100kmh and i noticed what looked like floatation foam floating on the water and jet ski bits inc a seat. hit the brakes and had a closer look and found a ski split in two with the nose just bobbing out of the water and the rest of the hull and deck submerged. hooked a rope on and started to pull it to shore, whilst my mate picked up the other bits and took them to the shore to find the rider on the sand being worked on by the ambos, firebrigade and police, suspected broken leg, turns out the ski caught fire and exploded seperating the hull from the deck. police came along and we handed it over for them to tow.
11-07-2009, 07:24 AM #2
Holly crap! Good to hear the people were OK.
11-07-2009, 09:34 AM #3
11-07-2009, 09:47 AM #4
11-07-2009, 12:26 PM #5
11-07-2009, 09:23 PM #6
11-08-2009, 10:27 AM #7
That is insane. What would cause such an explosion? Glad he's ok.
11-08-2009, 10:42 AM #8
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Fuel fumes inside the hull, and an ignition source (electrical spark, or backfire without proper flame arrestor on engine air intake...)
Unlike a land vehicle, or even an inboard engined boat, a PWC hull has very limited ventilation. The entire fuel system is right in there with the engine and the entire electrical system.
Even a very minor fuel leak can build up explosive fumes. A loose battery or ground cable can spark when the starter is cranking, and kaboom.
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