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Old 01-30-12, 02:08 PM   #1
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A better jetski?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/20...or?sc=fb&cc=fp
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Massive neck and spine injury lawsuits pending..... WOW. Innebriation, Idiocy and technology meet in one glorious bloody splash, coming soon to a lake and ER near you.*

*Careflite copter ride not included in base price.
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Jeebus.

Slow down a little.


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Okay, Bigben, what is the make of the plane. It ain't the Spruce Goose nor a Martin Mars.
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Another accident here in Tampa over the weekend. 2 dead and a girl severely injured. Drinking and 3:00 AM in the morning do not mix. No life vests at all. Jet skis in Florida can ONLY operate between 1/2hr before sunrise and 1/2 hr after sunset.

Middle of a huge lake and two jet skis plow into each other. The girl wrote in FB account from hospital bed stating that they did not take the 2 seconds to put on life vests. Her two friends drowned and she is lucky to be alive.

I am relating this to the OP to what jsharr is talking about.
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Okay, Bigben, what is the make of the plane. It ain't the Spruce Goose nor a Martin Mars.
That is a Pan Am Clipper, and that is a Boeing 314 Clipper, in particular, circa 1938-1941..
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That is a Pan Am Clipper, and that is a Boeing 314 Clipper, in particular, circa 1938-1941..
Tom beat me to it. 12 built, none survive.
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Also, flying boats > jet-skis.
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*This* is a better jetski:


(note, the Pan Am Clipper is not a jet)
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You may be able to buffalo some people that that's a jet-ski but us folks up here in the Great White North know a snowmobile when we see one.
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Also, flying boats > jet-skis.
Ekranoplan>Flying boat.

That jet-pack/ski looks like a death wish to me though.
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Old 01-31-12, 11:31 PM   #14
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(note, the Pan Am Clipper is not a jet)
All right, all right, you got me there.

What about this:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_F2Y_Sea_Dart
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Massive neck and spine injury lawsuits pending..... WOW. Innebriation, Idiocy and technology meet in one glorious bloody splash, coming soon to a lake and ER near you.*

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How the hell do you reach the off switch on that thing?

Just watch, my city hall will buy one to put out apartment fires.
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All right, all right, you got me there.

What about this:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_F2Y_Sea_Dart
There is one of those on open display at the Oshkosh airport. They usually have the Budweiser Miss America off shore racing boat on display next to it. The Sea Dart kicks Miss America's ass.
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You may be able to buffalo some people that that's a jet-ski but us folks up here in the Great White North know a snowmobile when we see one.
Gadzooks, you're right. I blame insufficient caffeination at the time of my post.
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Dolphinator or what ever it is - eh, could pass on that thing.

Instead, I'll take one each of these:
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Tom beat me to it. 12 built, none survive.

Actually, two survive, albeit not on dry land, and one may one day be resurrected.

http://rbogash.com/B314.html

And if you ever wander over to Ireland, you can set foot on a full scale 314 replica

http://flyingboatmuseum.com/b314.html
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Jeebus.

Slow down a little.


Now that's just my style!
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Actually, two survive, albeit not on dry land, and one may one day be resurrected.

http://rbogash.com/B314.html

And if you ever wander over to Ireland, you can set foot on a full scale 314 replica

http://flyingboatmuseum.com/b314.html
I'm not sure "at the bottom of the ocean after 60 years and not recovered" counts as "surviving".
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Another accident here in Tampa over the weekend. 2 dead and a girl severely injured. Drinking and 3:00 AM in the morning do not mix. No life vests at all. Jet skis in Florida can ONLY operate between 1/2hr before sunrise and 1/2 hr after sunset.

Middle of a huge lake and two jet skis plow into each other. The girl wrote in FB account from hospital bed stating that they did not take the 2 seconds to put on life vests. Her two friends drowned and she is lucky to be alive.

I am relating this to the OP to what jsharr is talking about.
You have to operate one of those in the dark to be legal in Florida? That seems like it should be the other way around.
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That's not the way I read it.
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That's not the way I read it.
Me neither now that I read it again, somebody must have changed it!
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All right, all right, you got me there.

What about this:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_F2Y_Sea_Dart
Holy scheiße. Before I read more carefully, I was thinking it was a ground effect vehicle like gnome was posting about, and thought, "Mach 1 flying just above the water? So much no."

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I'm not sure "at the bottom of the ocean after 60 years and not recovered" counts as "surviving".
Considering they just pulled up and at least partially restored a submarine from the Civil War, I'd say it just depends on how much someone cares.
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