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    MR. SCOVILLE UNIT SUCKMYWAKE's Avatar
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    being prepared for a day's ride

    i know this has been talked about before, but i thought i'd give a little info on what i do/carry for a enjoyable ride on the water.

    those who ride with me, know i am one of the most prepared for anything that can happen on the water.

    i will take pics to show where i hide all the extra stuff i carry.

    in my one small dry bag i carry, everytime, ...
    a super siphon, for fuel
    no less than 9 extra spark plugs
    spark plug socket
    rachet
    various extensions 2,4,6,8 inch 1/4 inch and 3/8
    various wrenches 8,10,12,13,14,15,17,18 mm
    wire ties
    slotted and phillips screwdrivers
    a leatherman multi-tool
    jumper cables
    hose clamps
    fuses
    rubber hose
    a clamping tool of some sort for water lines
    pliers
    small screwdriver for fuel controller
    coins
    extra batteries
    tape
    first aid kit
    spark plug gapping tool
    oil


    hidden in the ski
    under the front bucket
    anchor bag
    50 foot tow line
    extra wrist lanyard
    extra whistle
    extra goggles
    extra gloves
    2 dock lines
    rubber bands
    octane booster

    in my other dry bag
    sunglasses
    hat
    dry shirt
    towel
    otterbox

    in the otterbox
    reg card
    wallet
    cell phone
    eye drops
    extra contacts

    i keep fuses and wire ties under the cap of the extinguisher container

    i carry extra nuts and bolts
    from the smallest battery terminal nut and bolt
    to spare head bolts and exhaust mount bolts
    at least 3 of each size and pitch , nut and bolt

    i have been on too many rides where , if they only had that one item , well, i do carry that one item more than likely

    in my trailer
    at least 2 extra complete trailer light kits
    extra individual lights, side marker(4)
    spare bulbs
    prop tools
    spare props
    trailer ball wrenches
    spare ball
    spare trailer hub
    2 spare tires
    racheting tie down straps
    bungee cords
    spare lug nuts
    floor jack

    in the truck
    air compressor
    light
    tire plug kit
    gloves
    lock out kit
    flashlights
    tape
    socket set
    maps
    fix a flat
    rain x
    spare wiper blades
    spare headlight bulbs, high and low beam


    i am the master of keeping alot of stuff in a confined space


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    O.C.D. dude O.C.D. 80)

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    nah, just prepared. now my wife and son both have ocd. it's a daily struggle to deal with how bad they have it.

    oh did i mention i have to tie and untie my shoes 26 times before i leave my house? i have to make sure they are correct

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    That's a great list. Here's what I bring:

    Ropes and a cell phone.


    In 04 i took the third ride on my rxp. I went alone. I put the ski in the water. Put my cell phone and keys in the glove box on the rxp. Head out and start jumping the 3' wind chop. About 5 minutes later I look down and noticed that I didn't latch the glove box, the phone is submerged and my keys are gone.

    I panicked, i was 40 miles from home, no phone, no spare keys. I look down between the seat and ski where the front intake is and think, what if.... what if the keys fell between the seat into the intake.

    To my amazement, I found the keys next to the batt. Luck was on my side that time.

    So now if I trailer I hide the keys on the truck. Drybag the phone.

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    i never bring the truck keys out on the ski
    and i just looked in the truck and trailer tool boxes, there is more stuff i forgot to mention
    wd-40
    silicone
    anti-seize
    hand wipes
    rags
    funnels
    wheel chocks
    flares
    cable lube
    everything to flush the ski
    etc

    i think i do have a problem

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    You know... I really don't think it is OCD... just being really prepared. Actually..... it may as well be!!! I am having serious trouble thinking of a porblem, aside from a blown motor or other catastrophic engine fault, that couldn't be handled with what you carry... I say more power to you. This alone clearly seperates you from hobbyist(or weekend warrior is what I like to call them) that are just in it for pure look of riding a jet ski to a competent rider with the knowledge that you are going to lose little to no time on the water.

    I say that you are doing it right..... but I gotta say one thing....

    If your can.... like the next time you go riding, just shoot a picture of your storage bins and what not.... I gotta see how you fit all this in there because it is a purely amazing list!!!

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    our last ride had 22 people. more than likely, one would have developed a problem and i wanted to be prepared. especially when we are 25 miles form the ramp or more.

    i dont think i personally ever had to use any of the items i carry. i carry them for everyone else who doesnt think like i do.

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    I am sure that he has some hot sauce stashed somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUCKMYWAKE View Post
    i never bring the truck keys out on the ski
    and i just looked in the truck and trailer tool boxes, there is more stuff i forgot to mention
    wd-40
    silicone
    anti-seize
    hand wipes
    rags
    funnels
    wheel chocks
    flares
    cable lube
    everything to flush the ski
    etc

    i think i do have a problem
    Only one problem! SMW stickers to hand out! You are a mechanic by trade, it goes with the territory...

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