Trailering Mistakes You Can Avoid While Towing

Trailering Mistakes You Can Avoid While Towing

Here’s How To Prevent Some Common Trailering Mistakes … This is a story about my trailering mistakes. Hopefully, you can learn from my mishaps and from my best PWC trailering tips… Over the years, I’ve towed my Triton Trailer tens of thousands of kilometres to get to my Sea Doo watercraft to the next waterway or or my Ski Doo snowmobiles to the best snow. In all of that time, I can count on one hand my trailering mistakes. I’m not too proud to admit most resulted from operator error. In other words, I screwed up… In one trailering mistake, I mustn’t have had my trailer hitch firmly seated on the ball of my tow vehicle when I picked up …

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How To Avoid Getting Wet On A Personal Watercraft

How To Avoid Getting Wet On A Personal Watercraft

There Are Many Ways of Getting Wet, But It’s Not Inevitable… Deliberately getting wet on a steaming hot day is a great relief. But most people assume that getting wet all the time is a given when riding a Sea Doo, jet ski or waverunner personal watercraft. But getting wet usually doesn’t happen by chance while Sea Doo riding. So just to set the record straight, there are specific reasons a Sea Doo rider is likely to end up getting wet, but it’s not inevitable or even the norm, unless it’s your preference. That being said, I always wear quick drying gear just in case. Many PWC models are designed to minimize getting wet inadvertently and keep the operator dry most of the …

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Top 5 Operator Caused Personal Watercraft Repairs

Top 5 Operator Caused Personal Watercraft Repairs

Common Personal Watercraft Repairs You Can Avoid… So what are operator caused personal watercraft repairs? Personal watercraft like my Sea Doo are generally pretty bullet proof. Sure, like any other machine, there can be unexpected mechanical issues, but with proper maintenance and operation, these are mostly few and far between. So what are the most common reasons Sea Doo, jet ski or waverunner PWC’s have to go in for service (other than being old and plain worn out)? Mostly, they’re operator caused personal watercraft repairs. And after consulting with my Sea Doo dealer, here are my top 5… Personal Watercraft Repairs #1 – Impeller Issues Your most likely operational trouble on the water may come from sucking debris up into the jet pump …

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Best Docking Equipment for Sea Doo Tours

Best Docking Equipment for Sea Doo Tours

What To Carry To Make Jet Ski Docking Easy as Pie… Having the best docking equipment on board your jet ski, waverunner PWC or Sea Doo watercraft is as important as mastering the docking techniques I outlined in my how to dock properly article. Without it, docking your personal watercraft on a Sea Doo tour can be chancy. So what docking equipment should Sea Doo riders carry? There are four key items necessary to be secure and damage-free on Sea Doo tours… Docking Equipment – Marine Rope No Sea Doo rider should count on just any old piece of rope to secure your valuable jet ski to a dock (or to a cable in a lock). Look for braided nylon …

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Riding Double Tips For Personal Watercraft

Riding Double Tips For Personal Watercraft

Factors to Consider Before Riding Double on Your Jet Ski… Three primary scenarios result in riding double on a Sea Doo, jet ski or Waverunner PWC. One, there are more riders than personal watercraft (like when you rent one). Two, you want to take someone for a Sea Doo ride who hasn’t ridden much or is underage. Or three, a jet ski has broken down so the operator needs a ride. Right off the top, I’ve a confession to make about riding double. I don’t do it much. For the kind of long distance Sea Doo tours we do, my wife and I prefer operating our own Sea Doo watercraft (and Ski Doo snowmobiles). Maybe that’s why, one of the few times …

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Best Jet Ski Fuelling Tips For Personal Watercraft

Best Jet Ski Fuelling Tips For Personal Watercraft

Factors To Consider For Safe & Easy Jet Ski Fuelling… Jet ski fuelling is the part of jet ski, waverunner PWC or Sea Doo riding where you pay to play. No matter how you may try to improve fuel economy or whether you’re an experienced rider, beginner or renter, a fill up is inevitable, especially on Sea Doo tours where how far you can go on a tank of gas is crucial. Basic Rules for Jet Ski Fuelling So I follow three basic rules of thumb for jet ski fuelling – one, know the exact capacity for the gas tank of the PWC you’re riding; two, always start a ride with a full tank; and three, use the one-third guidelines – consume …

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