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Chuker
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jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
Those things throw up some nice rolling waves directly behind them. However I've never seen anyone attempt doing it. Terrible idea? Illegal for some reason?


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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
That was brutal


Chuker
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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
It was brutal, but seems like more of a "don't send it quite that hard" thing than don't ski behind barges.


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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
Lol I would never recommend doing anything that could result in swimming in the river.

That current is deadly.
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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
That was gnarly. And gross. Thanks for sharing
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Rando
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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
I saw someone crack the hull on an aluminium boat doing that sort of nonsense. Came over a wake and it was about 15ft down to the water.


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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
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Those things throw up some nice rolling waves directly behind them. However I've never seen anyone attempt doing it. Terrible idea? Illegal for some reason?


Terrible idea


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Ragnar Danneskjold
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30 second mark.


Props to the guy who saved him. Didn't panic one bit.
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cave canem
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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
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However I've never seen anyone attempt doing it.


I have many times

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Illegal for some reason?

nope


Not sure why so many believe all the old wives tales about the river, I have swam, skied, and jet skied in it many a time with zero issue.

This is around Natchez which is your area if I remember correctly, south of BR I would avoid it for traffic reasons but the river itself is fine.


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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
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I have swam, skied, and jet skied in it many a time with zero issue.


You have swam in the ms river at Natchez? The main channel, not old river or Deer park?

I call bull shite.


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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
Buddy got a ticket from MDWF jumping wakes behind a yacht in a busy river in Mississippi.


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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
i was at the point once at went behind a big crew boat and got honked at. the wake scared the shite out of me.


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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
If interested - go try surfing the texas ship channel when tankers go by. You can catch a decent wave on the flats and much less likely to die.

Even found a charter company when looking for a video: LINK



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Chuker
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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
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around Natchez


From there. Actually where I got this idea when I last visited. You hardly ever see anyone out on the river recreating. Maybe a kayak every now and then. Never seen a jetski ever though. As long as you wear a life jacket (duh) and have a buddy I don't see the big danger. Don't really have any plans on doing it but was just wondering. Though would be cool to pull up at the saloon and launch a couple skis under the hill. Those drunks might lose their minds.


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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
You gonna drown baw.


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cave canem
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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
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You have swam in the ms river at Natchez? The main channel, not old river or Deer park?

I call bull shite.


Call whatever you wish



cave canem
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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
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From there. Actually where I got this idea when I last visited. You hardly ever see anyone out on the river recreating. Maybe a kayak every now and then. Never seen a jetski ever though. As long as you wear a life jacket (duh) and have a buddy I don't see the big danger. Don't really have any plans on doing it but was just wondering. Though would be cool to pull up at the saloon and launch a couple skis under the hill. Those drunks might lose their minds.



I have ordered pizza to the boat ramp in front of the saloon and picked it up in a boat and on a jet ski several times, blows the drivers mind and someone always walks across the street to ask WTF

how old are you?


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LSUintheNW
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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
I've done it behind tugs/barges and cargo ships on the Columbia river.

Fun times.


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prplhze2000
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re: jet sking the wake behind barges on the MS river. Terrible idea?
Swam in it in Port Allen when I was a kid.


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