Jet skis and Body Damage

There are many ways to damage the body of your jetski or personal watercraft here are just a few examples on how hitting the waves hard can take its toll. It is the same on the waterways as on the road, accidents happen from minor dents and scratches to major fibreglass body repairs and paint resprays and even simple maintenance procedures. Most PWCs Jet skis are designed to survive in water and sunshine, however, prolonged exposure to the harsh environmental conditions can take their toll on the machine’s finish.

Some helpful tips to avoid jet ski body and paint damage

To prevent the staining or discoloring of your jet-ski while in storage it is necessary to remove any dirt and debris.  Wash the jet-ski using a clean rag and mild detergent.

Cover your vessel when not in use.

The tight-fitting covers also eliminate much of the rain and moisture that can cause potential damage

Jet skiers have responsibilities.

Not only to the general maintenance of their craft but also to ride in a safe and sensible manner. It’s important to know how to stay safe and behave with respect to other users when sharing the water.

Believe it there is “A Jet ski etiquette”, safety, and rules of the water and it comes down to common sense things such as:

Right of way for jet skis If you are about to cross paths with another boat or Jet Ski, the craft on the right side has the right of way. Boats and other commercial and fishing vessels always have the right of way

Awareness of other water users
Take particular attention to what other craft are around you collisions are the most common type of accident when jet skiing

Operating speed for jet skis
Its’ your responsibility to know the local speed limit in congested areas it might be wise to lower your speed accordingly, just as you would if you were driving a car.

Wear the proper safety equipment for jet skiing

Tennis shoes or deck shoes and gloves offer better control of your machine, while a wet suit provides protection from the elements. Wear an approved life jacket and eye protection to prevent water spray from obscuring your vision.

Safety lanyard 

This safety feature can help to prevent bad accidents. Never operate your Jet Ski without the safety lanyard attached to you, as the lanyard will immediately cut the Jet Ski’s engine if you fall from the craft. This safety feature can help to prevent bad accidents