It's finally here, summertime is here! The sun is out the temperature is heating up. It's time to go hit the water. But, before you do, there are a few things you need to take into consideration before taking your jet ski out on the water. First, you'll want to remove your jet ski cover to get started.
You've already taken care of the weatherization on your jet ski before you put it away for the winter at the end of last season. Now it's time to do post weatherization on your jet ski and get it ready for the lake or ocean once again.
Before you fire up the jet ski for the first time this season, you want to address some basic maintenance issues such as draining out any old fuel or oil that's been left in the machine over the winter. Old oil or fuel can become thick and full of sludge which will lead to performance issues or even mechanical failure of your jet ski.
You'll also want to pull out the spark plugs, inspect them, clean them up or replace them if they are fouled. Then you'll also want to check your electrical connection for the battery and the ignition systems on the jet ski to make sure that you have a good solid electrical connection that won't leave you stranded out on the water like a floating duck. If they electrical connections are loose or corroded, clean them and tighten them.
Next, you'll want to make sure your jet ski battery is fully charged. Visually inspect all of the rubber belts and hoses on your watercraft such as fuel hoses, cooling hoses, belts, and cables to make sure they are in good condition – not cracked, frayed or broken.
A broken fuel line, loose electrical connection or damaged throttle cable is a sure way to bring a quick end to your summer fun. A little time spent prior to casting off will save you hours of frustration later.
After you have finished the visual inspections, it's time to test your watercraft. You'll want to hook up a flush kit to your jet ski and test everything out before you actually take your jet ski out to the water. Be sure to use the manufacturers directions when using the flush kit so that you don't cause any internal engine damage.
Now that you verified your jet ski is ready to run the water, the last thing you're going to want to do is make that jet ski shine. Get out your wax, and spruce up the exterior of your jet ski so you and your machine look like $1,000,000 when you're jetting across the water.
You may have heard the old saying “penny-wise and pound foolish.” Take the little steps to ensure you, your family and friends are going to stay safe on the water. Invest the time now before you leave on your summer vacation, and take the precaution to inspect your jet ski thoroughly before it's too late.
Don't let the TLC stop there, invest in a quality cover for your jet ski from CarCovers.com. You've spent the time inspecting and preparing for the summer season, and you know you want to keep your jet ski looking new and fresh all season, too. A high quality Jet ski cover is one of the most affordable and easiest ways to do that.
You don't need to worry about the sun, the rain or the snow causing damage to your jet ski. When you cover your jet ski with a high quality cover, you can rest assured that your jet ski is well protected when you're on vacation or when you're back at work in the office waiting for the weekend, knowing that your jet ski is stay safe and protected.