Re: How fast to water ski?
I have seen someone waterskiing behind a 2000+ ton ship (Type 21 frigate) so reckon that that is probably the top end of weight/size category - USS Nimitz has the speed, but not quite the acceleration to achieve good watersking, though the thought of climbing her wake when doing over 35+ knots would be a tad breathtaking [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
The standard 13 ft dory with a 40 hp engine is only just man enough a single waterskier, and you need to be experienced to get up on the skis. Some of the bigger jetskis are a better bet for this, remembering that there needs to be somebody in the boat at all times keeping an eye on the skier.
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