Video: Five Useful Hacks for Jet Skiers


A fun video from Jet Ski Camping provides five useful tips that will help make riding your jet ski more efficient. It begins with a simple tweak of the front compartment on your PWC. Sometimes when bouncing around in the chop, water will make its way into the compartment, causing some of your stuff to get wet. The jet ski’s front box isn’t fitted all the around the top with watertight tape and that can pose a problem. The solution is to pull the plastic bin out and place hatch seal tape completely around the top of the box. Weather seal tape will also work. Problem solved.

The next dilemma is lack of room in that same forward storage compartment. When going offshore, it’s a good idea to carry flares and other safety equipment. Flares generally come in a large container, which takes up most of the storage space. Jet Ski Camping suggests placing the flares in a plastic pasta container and other safety gear will fit as well. This is a great space saving idea.

Another cool hack that many of us have used in other outdoor activities is using a hydration bladder. They’re great for backpacking, biking, and pretty much any other activity. Now some life jackets have a built-in port for a hydration bladder, creating a hands-free drinking experience enabling riders to maintain control of their skis.

The forgotten drain plug is another issue and is a quick way to sink a ski. An easy tip for remembering to install the drain plug in your watercraft is to place a sticker near the safety chain on the watercraft trailer. Just remember why the sticker is there and you’ll be golden.

The final hack calls for using liquid dish soap when flushing the PWC. Pour some dish soap into the garden hose before flushing the jet ski and the soap will break down any salt. Run the ski until the bubbles stop and you’re finished. These five simple hacks are so easy that anyone can incorporate them into their routine. Happy riding!

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by "if you don't go, you'll never know," with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean's life and was a winner in Red Bull's Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can't wait to do it again!

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