Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

Personal watercraft are jet-driven boats designed for recreational use. Riders ride or stand on them, unlike in boats wherein the riders are inside. They can accommodate up to four persons depending on the model.

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Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

What is the purpose of the safety lanyard on a PWC?

to shut off engine if it falls out

Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

When re-boarding a PWC after a fall how should it be rolled?

As shown in the manual

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Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

How do you find year on Polaris sportsman 400?

look at the 10th didit in the serial number and if it is a 2000 it will be a y if it is a 2001 or newer it will have the number designation ie a 2002 will be the number 2 in the 10th spot hope this helps Scott

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Where is the steering nozzle on a PWC?

on the back of the jet pump

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Does a Yamaha 1200xlt jet ski have an alternator?

Technically no. It has a magneto, which is a different way of converting mechanical energy into electrical energy that makes the ignition system simpler. But the net result is the same as if it had an alternator.

Rules of the Road
State Laws
Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

Age requirement to drive a jet ski?

It depends on the State. In Minnesota, you must be at least 13 years of age and hold a state issued boating safety certificate (or its equivalent) in order to operate a personal watercraft without a legal operator of 18 years of age. However, operators aged under 12 years without a boating safety certificate, may continue to operate a personal watercraft as long as they are in sight of a legal operator at least 18 years of age on another personal watercraft within 500 feet.

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Can you use your wave runner at night?

No. Because personal water craft (ie..jetskis) do not have lights, you cannot use them in the dark (legally) most states have laws that you cannot use them after dark, in my state (MN) the law is you have until a half hour after sunset to get off of the water.

Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

Why do you go faster on ski's when you tuck yourself in?

The friction (the air going against you) is lessened

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How old do you have to be to operate a jet ski in NH?

you have to be 100

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Example Sentences

What does pentatonic mean and how do you use it?


Traditional Japanese and Asian music uses the pentatonic scale.

Pentatonic means five (due to the 'penta' bit of the word') and tone (due to tonic). It is a musical scale that uses five notes between each octave (in western terminology) and would be used in traditional oriental music, in particular, some American folk music of African origin, and occasionally in other kinds of music as well.

To play a pentatonic scale, play only the black keys on a piano. Many Negro Spiritual melodies and even Amazing Grace, may be played using only the black keys...try it.
Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

Do you need a title to sell a jet ski?

yes because it is in the system a the dmv just like cars. or you can go to dmv if u dont have one a pay some fees and have a new title mailed to you.

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Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

What are the average dimensions of downhill skis and how fast do they go?

I would say that a ski can easily reach 40-50 mph if one's advanced enough and using long skis and going straight down paralel. Demensions? My skis are for moderate skill levels and they are 151 cm, but racing skis can get up to 210 cm. Width depends on the brand. Probably about 4 inches.

Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

Can you water ski off of a jet ski?

Yes, the more powerful the jet ski the better. A pole attachement of the back will probably make it easier. You can waterski behind pretty much anything - the mythbusters did it behind an rowing team.

In most States, the jet ski must be rated for three people and you must have an observer to notify the driver if the skier gets in trouble. In some States, mirrors can substitute for the observer, but this is extremely dangerous. The driver should be concentrating on driving and someone should be watching the skier at all times so they can alert the driver if the skier is in distress. The skier counts as an occupant.

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Where could you find information on Boating Safety?

here is the Kansas guide. To find yours for your state, search

Your state, online boater safety.

they are all pretty general in info, and you will need to search your state if you are looking to get your boaters license.

Here is the Kansas website, which is a very good website. you can go through and get all the info. Just copy and paste it into your URL

Motorcycle and ATV Maintenance
Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

What is the fuel mixture for a 1995 400 Polaris sportsman?

It is oil injected and changes with throttle position and rpm.

Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

How old do you have to be to drive a jet ski with a passenger?

There is no limeit

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Personal Safety and Security

How do life jackets work?

Life jackets provide positive buoyancy to those wearing them when submersed in water. Check the specifics of the life jacket to ensure that it will provide the expected results for the activity it will be used during. Life jackets vary in size, buoyancy, function, and styles depending on the capacity in which they are being used. Make sure that it fits properly, is correctly worn, and that the life jacket is in good condition.

Fuel Economy and Mileage
Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

What is the problem if a Q-Jet Carburetor will not run after a fresh rebuild?

Most likely it was not rebuilt properly. Missing or misplaced parts. Incorrect idle speed screw or mixture screw settings. Incorrect float height. etc.

Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

What state is the jets from?

they are originally from new jersey

Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

What is the fuel to oil ratio for a kawasaki js550?

40:1 above 59 degrees Fahrenheit 24:1 below 59 degrees Fahrenheit

Oil and Oil Filters
Sales and Customer Service
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Where can you purchase four-cycle oil?

Anywhere. 4 cycle oil is regular automobile oil. An automobile engine is a 4 cycle engine.

WarningIf you are talking about one of the new 4 stroke power equipment types like a hedge trimmer it uses regular 2 cycle oil. Read the owners manual answerfour stroke oil is ordinary engine oil, buy it anywhere.i have never heard of a 4 stroke needing 2 stroke engine oil 4stroke oil goes in engine for lubericant2 stroke oil is mixed in gas and goes into engine thru carb Answer2 cycle oil normally goes in the gas. It is used in many outboard marine engines, lawnmowers, chainsaws, etc. You know, the engines you hear high pitch and see a whitish smoke from a lot. You never change it, it burns in use.

4 cycle, the most common oil, is held in a separate container or pan for the engine and circulates as it runs. It shouldn't burn 9much) and does need to be changed, along with the filter for it. This can be done by someone else for you, even supplying all the parts, on a car for about $15 total at Wal Mart or Jiffy Lube.

A quart of many 4 cycl oil brands can be had for about $1.

I am unaware of any engine that would use both types of oil.

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How old do you have to be get a boating license in Connecticut?


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How do you Winterize an Outboard Motor?

At revealed lots of possible answers.

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What does jet stand for?

a. A high-velocity fluid stream forced under pressure out of a small-diameter opening or nozzle. b. An outlet, such as a nozzle, used for emitting such a stream. c. Something emitted in or as if in a high-velocity fluid stream: "such myriad and such vivid jets of images" Henry Roth. d. A jet-propelled vehicle, especially a jet-propelled aircraft. e. A jet engine.

Rules of the Road
North Carolina
Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

How old do you have to be in North Carolina to get your license?

You have to be at least 16. If you have had your permit for a year, you can get your license. Otherwise, you can get it at age 18.


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