Jet-boats sales and safety

As a reader of your paper for many years, I am very upset about the article "Jet-Boat Sales Zoom Ahead," Jan. 22. You did not give careful consideration to the dangers involved when this article was written. The idea that kids should be allowed to run such a boat without parental supervision is preposterous. The dangers to other people and boats are very great, especially when such fast speeds are involved.

Usually, the Monitor is quick to pick up on such matters, and I cannot understand your neglect in this case. Certainly the manufacturers of this boat should not be encouraged to advertise their product as "safe enough for kids." Isabel R. Daly, Philadelphia

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