Regardless of whether you’re a jetski beginner or an experienced watersports enthusiast, there are a couple of accessories that everyone can make use of out on the water. If you don’t know where to start, there is a list compiled below of some jetski necessities. You can also check out specialist stores like JSW Powersports to get ideas and browse a large range of options to make you look the part out on the water.
These will come in handy more than you realise. Many jetskis, like the Sea-Doo, have storage compartments that are water-resistant, but it still helps to give your valuables that little bit of extra protection. You can store your registration, electronic keys, phone, and anything else that shouldn’t get wet, and still have it handy when you’re out on the water. They can also store some nutritious snacks to keep you hitting the water all day long.
Ok, so these aren’t so much an accessory as a necessity, but it’s amazing how many people either don’t use them or use cheap versions that are very annoying on the water. A great pair of sunglasses or goggles will keep the water and sun out of your eyes long enough for you to enjoy your time on the water. Also think about investing in a floatable attachment to clip to them – this will ensure they don’t sink if (or, more likely, when) they come off in the water.
A good pair of jetskiing gloves will keep your hands protected from the elements and will keep you significantly warmer on cold days. Most pairs should have grips on the outside, as you don’t want to be slipping in the wet conditions. You can also use these gloves for other adventure sports, so don’t feel bad about splurging on these. You really will get your money’s worth when you buy a decent pair of jetskiing gloves.
Rope may seem like an unusual item and you may hope that you never have to use it, but it’s far better to have it stored away and never touch it than not to have it and need it. Perfect for when you or a fellow skier get caught on the water, rope will quickly become your best friend out there. Don’t forget to pack it.
A Water Source
One of the easiest ways to get dehydrated is to spend all day on the water, especially if you’re out in salt water. But a water bottle isn’t much use if you need to have it locked away constantly. A great option is to invest in a hands-free hydration system (that’s fancy talk for a pack filled with water and a nozzle to drink from). You can strap it on and barely notice it’s there. It won’t weigh you down much and won’t impact on your ability to operate your jetski. Best of all, it’s easy to access and won’t slow you down much.
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