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Title: Rangitikei at Bulls Sunday 7th 11am
Post by: ross denton on September 01, 2014, 10:57:21 AM
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Title: Re: Rangitikei at Bulls Sunday 7th 11am
Post by: ross denton on September 08, 2014, 08:20:59 AM
Beautiful weather and ten boats made for a most enjoyable club day. Unfortunately one with a dead starter motor and  another with a blown headgasket mucked up some peoples enjoyment.
Title: Re: Rangitikei at Bulls Sunday 7th 11am
Post by: ross denton on September 19, 2014, 09:47:02 AM
This wee note is from Jenny one of the days participants.

My partner, Hayden and I took well deserved time out from our work and young family on Hayden’s home built jet boat on the Rangitikei River. 
Lots of other jet boaters arrived and were very welcoming to us.
Set off down the river after an introduction and briefing.  Beautiful, fresh, sunny spring Sunday.  Up the river from the Bulls Bridge.  Passing by farmland and flocks of seagulls.
Re-grouped as a one of the other boats had problems.  Continued on whilst someone assisted the other boat.
Hayden is an experienced driver and we had fun going up the shallow channels.  I later had a turn driving on a wider, straighter part of the river.
We stopped for a leisurely lunch, chat and sit in the sunshine.
Once we were ready we set off back down the river to the Bulls Bridge.
An enjoyable way to take time out on a Sunday.
Title: Re: Rangitikei at Bulls Sunday 7th 11am
Post by: ross denton on September 22, 2014, 08:29:57 AM
and a second participant contributes----
Hi my name is Rueben McKenzie and I am 11 yrs old. This is a story about my first jetboating experience in the Manawatu on Sunday the 7th September 2014.
My uncle Ken has built his own jetboat, it is silver and looks pretty cool, soon he's going to give it a paint job and he said black with a red tinge would be awesome. He has made it out of aluminium with his friends help. It has a V6 Commodore engine and goes fast, about 75kph I think but probably faster.
My uncle, aunt and baby cousin Bella came down from Pirongia in the Waikato for the weekend and we took the boat up to the Rangitikei River at Bulls.
There was about 9 boats there from the jetboating club and we had a great day. Everyone was so helpful and friendly it was really good. Four of us boys headed up the river with the others, the roaring of all the engines was noisy but exciting as we left mum and aunty waving goodbye. They had shopping and coffee to do so that was great.
We went up the river until we found somewhere for lunch, there were a few stops along the way to look at stuff and fix things. We passed someone that had a breakdown and hooked them onto our boat, uncle Ken took off and Mike fell in the river. We laughed a lot, then uncle Ken stepped out of the boat and went splat so he got really wet too.
When we got back mum and Aunty and Bella were waiting for us and then we took mum up the river for a blast, she was amazed where the boat could go and what it could do, the scenery is so cool from a boating perspective. Its a really neat outlook and I could imagine going along the river with my gun so that if a deer popped up I could shoot it. Mum said it would be nice to go for a lazy trip along the river and get out and go for walks and things.
Once we got back the men were all standing around talking about boats and chatting about the events of the day. Mr Denton asked mum if she had driven one and she said 'no but I'd like to' so he took her for a ride in his boat “Purely Medicinal” AND let her drive it. In hardly any time at all she was flying up and down the river looking really relaxed and like she was having a lot of fun. Thats an excellent thing because if mum loves boats then maybe we can get one – there seems to be a lot appearing on her TradeMe watch list since that day so I am crossing my fingers and toes.
In conclusion I would recommend everyone gets a boat and joins the jetboating club because it is great to get outside and do hobbies that include everyone as well as being exciting and thrill seeking. There are so many things to do at the river, it's great to live in a country that has so many natural resources.
Title: Re: Rangitikei at Bulls Sunday 7th 11am
Post by: JR on September 22, 2014, 16:54:50 PM
Very good read and way to go Rueben get mum on your side and the Family will have a boat in no time.... Cheers JR