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    Why you shouldn't let kids ride unsupervised and why you shouldn't ride alone

    Thanks to the adults and his teenage friends, this boy lost his leg!!
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publics...shores/1183800

    Good thing sunset is around 8:50 PM, or he would have been tough to find
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publics...mpbell/1183938

    Keep your skis well maintained and be safe overyone!


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    Serious acccident, but the teenage incident could've happened to anybody in this jet ski community! I am defending them not because I believe they didn't need an adult on board but because everybody makes mistakes and we were all these kids ages at once! As for the second incident he should've had a float plan or told someone that he was going to ride. That is what those are made for, not to sit around and be unused.
    Not that I'm against I personally don't favor riding alone.
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    I'm going to put my oldest through a boater's safety course, but that doesn't mean he'll have total free reign. The course only educates you on what is required and how to properly operate on the water. It's up to the parents to ensure that is enforced.

    It sounds like there was a lack of common sense by the operator and unfortunately the kid that lost his leg. The article seems as though the kid was afraid because of the way the driver was going, but bailing like he did was a pretty bad decision. All of us make bad decisions from time to time, unfortunately for this kid it had drastic implications.

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    Very true. And I took the boaters course not too long ago. As I am a younger driver, 13 years of age. And the day I got it I took my jet ski out to the lake, with adult supervision, I noticed many things between other vessel drivers. Like how they think they own the lake, and that at a head-on power vs power, many jet ski drivers don't know what to do. And WAY to many jet ski drivers drive WAY to close to the jet ski. I advise many older operators to take the course, you will learn many things. Trust me on that.
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    In CT and 8 hour course is mandatory for any operator.

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    My son took the boaters safety course, but I still supervise. Experience will come with his age, and his age hasn't caught up to him yet. Useful Post

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    What was the parent thinking. Now they will most likely sue the tow rope manufacture. Give me a ---- break. There case. It dint have a wanning label on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    In CT and 8 hour course is mandatory for any operator.
    We need it here in TX also, that is an excellent law and Texas Wildlife and Parks need consider it.

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