Ron, > Yup ... It's a 'safety' issue too ... The faster you can go, > the faster you can get the H E double toothpicks outta there > if bad weather rolls in! ;-) A few years ago my wife and I were in the Bahamas, and toying with the idea of buying some property. The real estate guy -- who also rented houses, ran a marina, everyone wears multiple hats on small islands -- took us for a tour around one island, and a run down to Marsh Harbor to talk to some financial/legal folks. 44' Intrepid with 3 -- three -- 425 HP Honda outboards. :-) Big fun with it cranked up in (semi-)open water. (The Sea of Abaco is somewhat sheltered, and relatively shallow.) More grin-ammunition :-) > Whoa! Heh. Big Fun! I think 'tubing' is the national sport > here in the Republic of Texas! Simple too! Cuz there is only > one rule you hafta to remember: > > It's okay to hit 'fast water' ... > and lose the family dog ... > or the kids ... > or your Significant Other ... > or even your shorts! came close to that on one wipeout :-) > But whatever you do ... Just make Dang Sure you don't spill > your beer! I'm with ya... -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com dream. code.