Thread: Standard PWC equipment to buy
10-30-2008, 10:47 PM #1
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- Oct 2008
- Clearwater, FL
Standard PWC equipment to buy
Hello everyone, new to the board and actually owning my own ride instead of riding my friends'. I want to know what standard equipment I should have on my PWC and anything extra that may be useful. I know i need a vest rated for the speed my x can go, a fire ext., rope, and anchor. I know i'm missing some things. any help would be greatly appreciated.
10-30-2008, 10:53 PM #2
10-31-2008, 07:47 AM #3
Most dealers throw in a safety package with a new ski. You need to lookup your local Dept. of Natural Resources to see what they require. Offshore, you need to check the Coast Guard site... Ron
10-31-2008, 10:16 AM #4
Fire Ex. should come in the ski already
10-31-2008, 10:21 AM #5
A comfortable life vest. Buy one you like cause you will need it and wear it all the time your on the ski
Whistle to place on you lanyard
Spare spark plugs
Maybe gloves, so you can hold on to the handle bars of that beast
10-31-2008, 10:55 AM #6
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- Odessa, TX
10-31-2008, 10:57 AM #7
I keep a collapsible oar in my front storage bin. From some of the reading on the forum...some others could have used one too.
When cruising out in the middle of nowhere, I keep a quart of oil and a large ziploc bag with duct tape, clamps, jb epoxy, etc. I also have my SeaDoo related tools in a seperate tool bag on the trunk of my car EVERY time I go out.
10-31-2008, 10:58 AM #8
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- May 2008
- Elephant Butte New Mexico
sun screen/water/energy bar
that helps you run that auxiliary power source ( breakdown paddle) in the case of an engine failure.
I have one of those little pen type flare gun in my kit. Helps the dirtwads in the speedboats see me before it's too late. Also lets my buddies know where I am to bring the ski with the beer in it.
doesn't hurt to go a little overboard on emergency supplies, you never know what will happen or who can be there to utilize your stitching kit or trach kit. Couple of 8 gallon trash bags can keep a serious laceration in check until you can get to some real help
Around here it's a while to any decent medical help, I learned the first year that it pays to be prepared.
Couple of small bottle of peroxide and a couple of airline bottles of jack for those not so serious injuries.
oh yeah..that reminds me..a copy of your medical insurance card can go a long way in the event of the worst.
I have a really good kit in my truck, we have lots of idiots around here that bring glass to the lake and during season, some little kid is always spilling blood as a result.
I spend lots of time on the lake during season, i try to wrap up things at the shop around noontime and do some water testing for the rest of the afternoon.
again, you can really never have too much stuff in your kit
oh yeah..please don't forget your common sense..that's the _most_ important thing to have on baord.
10-31-2008, 11:02 AM #9
10-31-2008, 04:24 PM #10
Wow, I thought I was over prepared with some of the stuff I keep on board, but sounds like some other people are too. Haha.
A few other items to add to the list:
- A pair of goggles (incase you need to unclog the intake grate and you want to see whats going on down there)
- A towel (your going to get wet)
- Cell phone (some guys have a VHF, but I don't)
- Fenders (depending on where I'm going)
- and of course, don't forget your license.
You'll figure out what else you need after you take it out a few times.
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