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Old 07-12-2015, 11:05 PM
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So you want to make an open ocean run, say Key West to Cuba, both pieces of equipment are in great condition, the only thing you don't know about is weather conditions. What would you rather be on, the Jet ski or the CC?

I'm leaning towards the Ski, just because it rights itself and self bails, If you get in the shit on a 20' CC and flip her your SOL.

What do you think?
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Old 07-13-2015, 01:01 AM
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Bowrider, only choice for an open water crossing
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Center console because it has more capabilities in the event of an accident. VHF radio that is good for quite some distance, radar if you want, GPS, likely more fuel on reserve. Food storage and extra supplies etc.
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Jet ski ain't good for much except attempted suicide. You can't really fish off it so whats the point?
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The ski can handle seas that would take out a 21 CC - CC's of any size for that matter. By handle - I mean stay afloat and the ability to maneuver around the waves... just look at how they use ski's in high surf rescue. But riding long distances in rough seas or even a hard chop? Odds are you will fall, hurt your back or other injury, fatigue...

You are probably safer inside of the CC, and will have a more comfortable ride - and will have storage for emergency gear - like a life raft and water/food.
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Originally Posted by TSeck930 View Post
Jet ski ain't good for much except attempted suicide. You can't really fish off it so whats the point?
See JetSkiBrian on this site, he fishes a ton from his ski. Chesapeake, ocean, Bahamas... all over the place.

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By "Jet Ski", do you mean a stand-up or a wave runner??
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Which is safer, Jet ski or 20' CC
Insurance companies say that a 20'cc is safer. Its cheaper to insure a 20'cc then it is a jet ski
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tow a waverunner behind the CC,,and cover all bases boy scout
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By "Jet Ski", do you mean a stand-up or a wave runner??
Jet ski is a product made by Kawasaki. Waverunner is a product made by Yamaha. Both companies made standups and sit downs.
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A sit down model is what I had in mind or this in my mind only question. I wouldn't want to make the crossing in either.

Yes the CC has storage and more room or fuel but am still thinking a ski would be safer over all for a responsible rider operator. I you fall off it circles you, or stops. If it flips it rights itself. Sure you can get a better ride out of a CC but this is or a 1 time only type crossing.

I was imagining with Cuba opening up some smart Cuban could take off on a resorts jet ski, fill the tank and make way for Florida.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
So you want to make an open ocean run, say Key West to Cuba, both pieces of equipment are in great condition, the only thing you don't know about is weather conditions. What would you rather be on, the Jet ski or the CC?

I'm leaning towards the Ski, just because it rights itself and self bails, If you get in the shit on a 20' CC and flip her your SOL.

What do you think?
C: None of the above
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Originally Posted by TSeck930 View Post
Jet ski ain't good for much except attempted suicide. You can't really fish off it so whats the point?
Don't tell that to Jetski Bryan
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Originally Posted by WaterEnjoyer View Post
Jet ski is a product made by Kawasaki. Waverunner is a product made by Yamaha. Both companies made standups and sit downs.

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Jet ski all the way. I once worked with a guy that sailed from Cuba to Florida on a windsurfer. He said it wasnt that bad of a trip.
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Is this a real question? Do people buy 20 CC expecting to run 90 miles of open water?
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Originally Posted by trout25red View Post
Is this a real question? Do people buy 20 CC expecting to run 90 miles of open water?
I believe its intention is theoretical.
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A sit down model is what I had in mind or this in my mind only question. I wouldn't want to make the crossing in either.

Yes the CC has storage and more room or fuel but am still thinking a ski would be safer over all for a responsible rider operator. I you fall off it circles you, or stops. If it flips it rights itself. Sure you can get a better ride out of a CC but this is or a 1 time only type crossing.

I was imagining with Cuba opening up some smart Cuban could take off on a resorts jet ski, fill the tank and make way for Florida.
I don't care if it stops. You don't want to be swimming after it in open ocean. No way is a jet ski safer then a good 20' CC. No way.
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I own a waverunner, give me the cc any day. It's more comfortable for one, protection from sun (with Bimini or t-top) and I thnk will handle the seas better. In calm conditions when you can fly, the waverunner is great but if I am doing an open ocea cruise, hand me the keys to the cc and I'll give you my lanyard.
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I have taken my seadoo into the GOM in rough stuff where a 30ft pursuit was the chase boat and they were not comfortable. I went through waves a few times. Broke my exhaust manifold off and had to get towed back in. I would take the cc over the ski every time.
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