Video: DIY BlackTip Jetsports Traction Mat Install on a Yamaha FX


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If statistics are something to be trust (the politicians would sure like to hope so), chances are that you’ve got a runabout that’s about 5-to-10 years old sitting either on a trailer beside your house or on a cart in your garage. And if you ride half as often as you’d like to, your decade-old PWC might be looking a little weathered. Factory foam traction mats have a way of bleaching in the sun, rub rails tend to get rubbed a little too often, and your seat might not be looking as showroom fresh as you’d like.

But just because she’s looking a little rough doesn’t mean it’s not as enjoyable to ride as the day you brought her home. That’s why the Watercraft Superstore and BlackTip Jetsports have produced this incredibly-easy-to-follow do-it-yourself (DIY) video showing how to install a set of BlackTip Jetsports Elite Traction Mats on your ski with WCSS’ own PWC tech pro, Jose. Following this set of step-by-step series of instructions, anyone can quickly replace their faded, cracked and even flaking apart traction mats with WCSS’ die-cut two-tone mats in a matter of hours.

Additionally, as Jose demonstrates, the new Elite mats look great when paired with a color-matched set of BlackTip decals and custom seat cover. In the space of a Saturday morning, you can – like the Watercraft Superstore has here – radically dial back the clock on a 10-year-old runabout. For more information and a selection of packages for your application, make sure to check out the Watercraft Superstore today.

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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