Sea-Doo offers many different types of watercraft suited for all types of riders. When 2016 came upon us, the RXP-X 300 came with it. This watercraft stands far out from its class, with a new 1.6-litre Rotax 1630 ACE engine. It offers the experienced rider the ride of their life. This is not an entry level watercraft. Immediately coming off the factory production line, you can start racing in the stock race classes and come home a winner.
In an article published at BoatSales.com.AU, David Lockwood holds an interview with seven-time Australian Pro Open Runabout Champion, Anthony Antees, to hear his advice when you start riding the new Sea-Doo RXP-X 300:
Tip #1: “Set up the watercraft for the conditions with the adjustable sponsons.”
Sea-Doo offers adjustable sponson settings for three types of riding styles: Race, Sport and Free Mode. Race mode is the most aggressive mode as it allows you to turn much sharper and will require the rider to have a decent amount of upper body strength. Sport mode will allow you to go out and start experimenting with the control the new RXP-X hull has to offer. Free mode is for the rider who likes to cruise and doesn’t want to be barreling around buoys. It is important to understand your riding style when setting up your sponsons because there is a lot of power beneath you.
Tip #2: “Work with the Variable Trim System (VTS).”
Setting your trim depends on what the water conditions are like. If it is choppy and rough you will want the bow to be trimmed in. If it is smooth conditions then trim the bow up. By setting the trim to the specific water conditions, it will allow you to have the most comfortable ride.
Tip #3: “Think ahead, look ahead, read the water.”
It is always important to read how the water is acting especially if you are riding in the ocean or a river, rather than a lake. Even though you have one of the most powerful watercrafts available, it does not mean it will get you out of any situation. Never go riding if you feel the conditions are not safe.
Tip #4: “Get settled before the turn and use the throttle.”
When you are out riding and you start going around buoys you may find yourself wanting to go a little faster each time. You will find that you need to properly adjust yourself on the seat. At full throttle while turning, you can experience 2 to 3 g-force. You can really hurt yourself if you are not prepared.
Tip #5: “To finish first, you must first finish.”
To be able to finish your day of riding, you will need a proper PFD, gloves, wetsuit and booties to protect yourself if you fall off and to prevent rashes or blistering. Buying the proper gear will prove to be a valuable investment.