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    "just sayin".. jetdave56's Avatar
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    A checkist for beginners for all skis...

    Wanted to start this thread as I was out with a friend who just bought a new Seadoo GTX and though riding for 10 hrs got to the launch with boat off the trailer now in the water...WITHOUT ANY KEYS...so after 90 mins round trip back home and back brought both keys but I found out later left the extra set in the car...so out on the water if he were to lose that one set on him.....


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    I did this with my yami over the weekend. forgot i had locked the ski and left my key fob at home.

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    Here's my nite before or morning of checklist...
    1)2 sets of keys carried on you(kawa that is two programmed keys and 2 lanyards)

    2)boat lic/reg (CG required)

    3)2 ropes/orange flag or cloth/small collapsible paddle

    4)cash or CC

    5)TOOLS ,Phillips and regular screwdrivers and whats ever recommended comes with your ski...,zip ties,various size clamps ,marine duct tape

    6)reading glasses?

    7)PFD vest /whistle (CG required)


    (goggles/gloves

    9)phone with a dry pak(best kept turned off unless needed)

    10)ck trailer lights

    11)ck oil level/ inspect engine bay are hoses clamped securely..

    13)marine lube certain pivot points as per manual...usually steering joint,throttle cable etc..

    14)full tank of gas then tighten cap

    15)tanning lotion

    16)back straps secured tightly/ a strap over and under ski (optional)

    17) trailer ball/coupler and chains hooked up correctly with locking pin secure

    Guys please feel free to add things to the pre ride checklist...

    But also there's the pre launch checklist before you drop her in the water..

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    Launch list..

    1)STERN PLUGS IN !

    2)test start the ski for 8-10 secs...does the battery sound strong?..any codes come on dash?

    3)unhook trailer plug/straps

    4)make sure seat/hood/glove comp. latches are secured

    5)carry ALL necessary idems ON THE SKI in a safe secure place...keys/lanyards,boat lic/reg/phone etc etc..

    HAPPY SKIING!

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    Like to add if its a 2 stroke to carry extra spark plugs and spark plug wrench as they can be noted to foul quickly if your carburetor needs adjustment and 2 stroke oil filled to top if your oil injection... or carrying a 16 ounce bottle of 2 stroke oil if your premixed and plan on filling up on the water...

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    I just store everything with my ski so I cant forget it... I do have a storage box on my trailer and its parked in the garage though.

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    Very important. A small pharmacy kit!! If you go exploring might be handful. I would suggest a cortisone injection as well...someone might be allergic to some kind of bite ( someone I knew died after a bee bite ....he was allergic and didn't know) but all of the above in case you decide to go exploring..... I know that's not releavant to a pwc check list but I think is worth mentioning
    Last edited by Sigmarxt; 06-27-2013 at 03:21 PM.

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    I've taken to wearing a helmet when I'm riding. Felt strange at first but now it feels strange if I leave it at home.....

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    Hi "JetSkiDave", I often wish I had made it to NJ, last year to get your old ski ....O-well, I did buy an 08 GP1300R & have raced it in CC IJSBA region 9, I have No Holeshot what-so-ever! have to start from back & work my way up ... only 6 laps to do it. Top End is still right @ 69 GPS, cant' seem to get more with the Riva Stage 2, have not touched the engine yet only 35 hours total on ski. Any sugestions ?

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    A funnel for two strokes, since on my ski, for example, the filler cap is on vertical.

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