Thread: being prepared for a day's ride
09-14-2007, 10:25 PM #1
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
various extensions 2,4,6,8 inch 1/4 inch and 3/8
various wrenches 8,10,12,13,14,15,17,18 mm
slotted and phillips screwdrivers
a leatherman multi-tool
a clamping tool of some sort for water lines
small screwdriver for fuel controller
first aid kit
spark plug gapping tool
hidden in the ski
under the front bucket
50 foot tow line
extra wrist lanyard
2 dock lines
in my other dry bag
in the otterbox
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)
trailer ball wrenches
spare trailer hub
2 spare tires
racheting tie down straps
spare lug nuts
in the truck
tire plug kit
lock out kit
fix a flat
spare wiper blades
spare headlight bulbs, high and low beam
i am the master of keeping alot of stuff in a confined space
09-15-2007, 05:40 AM #2
09-15-2007, 06:27 AM #3
09-15-2007, 07:56 AM #4
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
09-15-2007, 10:04 AM #5
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.
09-15-2007, 10:23 AM #6
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
everything to flush the ski
i think i do have a problem
09-15-2007, 11:26 AM #7
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!!!
09-15-2007, 06:01 PM #8
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.
09-15-2007, 08:37 PM #9
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I am sure that he has some hot sauce stashed somewhere.
09-15-2007, 08:43 PM #10
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