August 4th Willamette River Weekend Warrior jet ski ride on a Sea-Doo GTX RFI. From Salem to Independance. Vid was made on the return about 26 miles round trip. The river had police boats, jet boats, fishing boats, canoes, rafters, and good ole inner tube floats. The jet ski riders/ PWC were about a dozen. Hazzards are changes in river bottom and shallow water in wide river stretch, submerged logs and rock, and other boaters. The police boats keep the river some what safe and EMT's parked at Salem, Wallace Marine park, ready for accidents. Boat food was nuts, coffee, and bottled water. Other items on Check Boater List: Life JacketS, Whistle/horn, Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, wallet, keys, snorkel gear, boat anchor, 2 ropes, fire extinguisher, tools, spare tire, tire iron, water shoes, and smile.
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