Learn How To Make the Best of Sea Doo Rain Riding…  

On a day like this, you need Tips for Sea Doo Riding Rain

Photo © by Craig Nicholson

Here are my Sea Doo riding rain tips for experienced riders, beginners or renters on jet ski adventures like my best river rides or top 10 day tours, and if you like these I have more riding tips
Most Sea-Doo owners try to avoid a Sea Doo tour in the rain for obvious reasons like getting soaked and poor visibility. And if there’s any chance of lightening, being on the water on a Sea Doo, Jet Ski or  personal watercraft isn’t a good idea. But sometimes, I’m on a ride on my Sea Doo GTX S 155 and have to get to my Ontario destination, so if it starts raining, there’s no avoiding it – and let me tell you, riding in the rain can be agonizing. All those drops of water smack into exposed flesh like tiny darts, pinpricks of pain that intensify the faster you go.
So the first thing I do if I’m caught riding in the rain is slow down so it doesn’t hurt as much and so I can ride safely with restricted visibility. Actually, I stop first and put on my rain protection…

Sea Doo Riding Rain Tips: Face, Eyes & Head…

I put on a ball cap and make sure my eyes are protected by its peak, plus sun wrap around sun glasses or riding goggles. Then I cover my ears, lower face and nose with a No Fog Mask. I also have both a paddling cap and paddling hood if I need warmth too. If you don’t wear prescription glasses like I do, you could also try a sport utility mask or bass boat face shield.

Sea Doo Riding Rain Tips: Hands & Feet…

With my hands settled on the handlebars, their backs are very exposed to the rain, so I wear a pair of full finger gloves in the rain. The tops of my feet and ankles are probably more sensitive to the pinpricks, and although I can move them around more than my hands, I have full neoprene ankle boots for coverage.

Sea Doo Riding Rain Tips: Body…

Obviously, my PFD covers much of my upper body, but I always have a rain Jacket handy, sized to slip over my PFD and cover my arms. I keep my legs protected with either bicycle tights or lightweight water pants.

Sea Doo Riding Rain Tips: Storage…

I don’t want my gear to get wet either, so I make sure anything important is in my Sea-Doo’s watertight front compartment and that all electronics are also in watertight cases or pouches.
This gear can make riding in the rain tolerable, if not entirely comfortable. Of course, your best bet is to pay careful attention to the weather and marine forecast before you leave home, but remember, when they say 30% chance of precipitation, the reverse is also true: 70% chance of no rain at all! Most of the mentioned gear can be found online at the Sea-Doo store, Mountain Coop, Royal Distributing or Watercraft Superstore.

If you enjoyed this post, check out my other riding tips.

The tips and advice in this article are the opinions of the author, may not work in every situation and are intended only for the convenience and interest of the reader, who has the personal responsibility to confirm the validity, accuracy and relevancy of this information prior to putting it to their own use.

 

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