Jet ski maintenance and storage tips

Jet skis are a great way to experience a ride on the open water. Cruising on a jet ski is great fun for both teenagers and adults, and the sport is easy to learn.
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June 8, 2010 - PRLog -- Towergate offers specialist jet ski insurance, giving jet ski owners the peace of mind and confidence to make the most of this exhilarating sport.

"Whether choosing self storage or paid storage, Jet Ski owners will have to make sure the Jet Ski is put away clean and dry."

Towergate makes it easy for people to get the right level of cover. Their jet ski insurance policy includes personal accident cover and £3 million worth of liability cover when the jet ski is lent to a third party user.

With over 30 years of experience in marine insurance, Towergate has the knowledge and expertise required to provide reliable insurance for every make of Jet Ski. And, as a founder member of the Personal Watercraft Partnership, they offer special discounts for RYA PWC certificate holders.

Towergate covers a range of jet skis from a wide range of manufacturers including Sea Doo, Yamaha, Kawasaki and many more. With their expertise the company can offer reliable jet ski insurance, allowing policy holders to play and ride with peace of mind.

Safe storage is an important part of caring for a Jet Ski. Read on for some top jet ski maintenance and storage tips:

Home storage

If  planning to store a jet ski in a garage, make certain it is cool and dry, with no leaks and limited exposure to sunlight. This will help to prevent rust, mould and other grime which can cause mechanical failure. The garage should also be clean, dry, cool and free of fire hazards.

Paid storage

Hiring an indoor jet ski storage unit is a great option if space is limited. The units usually hold everything from jet ski’s to gear and trailer.

Whether choosing self storage or paid storage, make sure the jet ski is put away clean and dry. Don’t let corrosion damage this prized possession.

Cleaning tips

A jet ski needs a proper wash each time it comes back from a trip on the water. A decent car wash product and a soft sponge are the only tools needed. Once it is clean and dry, flush the system. The user manual will provide a good guide as to how to go about doing this.

Protect the engine bay and electrical systems with a coating of water dispersal spray. Cover all the exposed areas in the engine bay with a good water repellent.

For longer term storage disconnect the jet ski battery. A one amp trickle charger is all that is needed to keep the battery charged.

Attention must be paid to the trailer too. Hose it down after each launch and recovery. Regularly check that the hazard and brake lights are working and check the tyre pressure often. Winter offers an ideal opportunity to do maintenance on trailer tyres, shocks, wheel bearings and lighting systems.

By taking these few precautions, a jet ski owner will save money and be first in the water come the spring. And, with a reliable jet ski insurance policy in place, water sports-men and -women can enjoy a season full of water sport fun.

Towergate insurance offers reliable jet ski insurance, allowing policy holders to play and ride with peace of mind.
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