Jun. 30, 2008 – PWC Digest

IJSBA announces 2008 Hall of Fame inductees

The International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA), the worldwide sanctioning body for personal watercraft racing, recently announced the latest group of inductees into the Jacobsen-Stjernstrom IJSBA Hall of Fame. According to the association, this year heavy weight was given to the suggestions received from the inductees from past years.
For 2008, the following 10 people join the list —?Billy Pointer, Clay Cullen, Sheldon Messick, Brian Bevans, Athena Robbins, Randy Laine, Brad Southworth, Tony Corry, Tom Bonacci and Mike Klippenstein. Two Lifetime Achievement Awards also will be handed out.
The third annual Hall of Fame ceremony will take place Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. at the London Bridge Resort’s Convention Center in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., during the 2008 World Finals.

Mussel Woes

California dealers might want to remind their customers about the seriousness of the Quagga and Zebra mussel issues, and how serious local inspectors are taking the issue. One rider recently posted the details of his Father’s Day online, a day that included a $6 launch fee plus a $7 inspection fee. The problem? The inspector found water in the bilge and turned him away, not only ruining the rider’s Father’s Day plans, but also resulting in the banning of his craft from the water for five days as a precautionary measure. The catch is the ride was this owner’s first of the season. The source of the water was simple condensation, dripping off the cooler compartment after it had been loaded with ice and waters earlier that morning. psb

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