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5 Factors to Consider Before Buying a Jet Ski

October 10, 2016

Jet Skis are incredibly fun. Whether you want one for racing or for the family, there are many factors to take into account. Size, safety and specifications need to be thought of before purchasing a jet ski.Jet Ski

Driving It

Most Jet Skis are simple to operate. Although with no experience you could hurt yourself, others of damage the watercraft.  You need to gather solid knowledge and understanding prior to test driving a Jet Ski alone.

Maintenance

A Jet Ski needs regular maintenance so be prepared to take it to a mechanic. All owners should read their owner’s manual and know the vital parts of their Jet Ski. There are a few things that the owner can keep an eye on. The Zinc pads protect against corrosion. The owner should know where these are. If the pads are more than half worn at any point they need replacing.

The Type

There are many different ranges so it is best to find out what suits you. A solo stand up craft is best for experienced and thrill seeking riders. This craft is generally used for freestyle competitions and short races. A solo sports craft has stationary steering control yet still corners sharply. Riders will still need experience to control this craft. Will less experience needed, a two-seater craft is longer and remains stable when cornering. For families, a 3 or 4-seater could be a consideration. With room for more passengers, this craft is heavier and longer. It can also tow objects such as inflatables for additional fun.

Jet Ski Inspection

Always inspect the Jet Ski before purchasing. It is always best to take it for a ride to ensure that it is exactly what you want. Don’t forget to make sure that all the engine and mechanical parts are functioning correctly and that the craft is compliant with current safety standards.

New or Used

Jet Skis come on the market at anything from £2,000. Dependant on specific requirements of age, size and condition. It is good to consider your own income when thinking about what is best for you. But don’t worry; our helpful team can sort out your finance. Just visit our calculator page and apply now to speak to one of your marine finance experts.

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