When Christopher Columbus said the ocean blue in search for new land, people doubted him and called him crazy. When Clayton Jacobson II invented the Jet Ski, a lot of people must have thought he was crazy. Well, crazy is going to be the theme of this news story.
People buy personal watercraft because of their ability to go fast, handle tight and to have fun. Well given the much smaller size PWC’s have than boats, there are some sacrifices made. People love to be the life of the party and one individual is trying to do just that. Loren’s PWC is a 2015 FXHO Cruiser with the 1.8L engine. He felt that he needed to spruce up his PWC with a board rack. This idea started with him wanting a new solution to carrying his boards around without putting them in the footwells. The board racks utilized in this rack are Reborn Wake surf Racks.
Loren likes these racks because they secure any type of board: wakeboard, wake surf board, wake skate among others. If you build a rack and have your boards on it, you got to have speakers as well. Someone needs to bring the music to the beach. Loren has a 6’’ Bazooka speaker facing towards the rider and has a 8’’ speaker facing towards the rear, so when towing someone they can enjoy listening to music while they are tearing up the water. While there was a 10’’ subwoofer mounted to the rack, Loren scaled it down to an 8’’ subwoofer. The speakers are powered by a Wetsounds Micro 4 amp paired with a Wetsounds Micro subwoofer amp.
Loren says that at speeds of 55 mph you can hear the music and when you are traveling at speeds under 35mph it is super loud! He has not noticed any changes in the top speed or the way the watercraft rides. He estimates he only added about 65 pounds of weight with the board rack, speakers and subwoofer.