The summer season is coming to an end. With September around the corner, it is time to celebrate. And Florida is no exception! Although Southern states can feel like summer days, summer vacations are ending. Meaning boat time is going to take a backseat for many. Yet, boating events in Florida this August are allowing people to enjoy their boats as the season ends. For boat owners, here are 3 boating events that should not miss in Florida.
Buying a used Jet Ski or Ski-Doo can save you a lot of money as opposed to buying new. However, just like buying a used car, there are things that you will want to take into consideration and pay attention to.
Take it For a Test Run
You wouldn’t buy a used car without test driving it, would you? When buying a used Jet Ski or Wave Runner, you should do the same. It is possible for a jet ski or wave runner to idle before it hits the water. How does it ride? How does it handle running in the water? It is important to ensure that it is comfortable for you, that it throttles properly, and that during the ride there is nothing else that sticks out to you that could be a problem. Be sure to check all lights and electrical to ensure that they are functioning properly as well.
The Personal Watercraft (PWC) has an interesting history. The ‘Water Scooter’ was created in the early 1950s but never gained popularity. However, in 1973, Kawasaki’s jet ski would change all that. Marketing the Personal Water Craft with the phrase “waterskiing without a boat,” the jet ski became popular. After the creation of the jet ski, other companies started creating their own watercraft design. Amongst those designs was the Sea-doo, a personal watercraft created by Bombardier that mimicked their snowmobile line. Although all personal watercraft do the same thing, choosing one can be difficult. After all, each watercraft is different. But what makes them different?