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sea doo tours top barriers

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Why am I writing about Sea Doo tours top barriers? Lots of people own a Sea-Doo, jet ski or waverunner personal watercraft, but never go anywhere on it for jet ski adventures. The proof is that the average annual time logged by most owners is about 20 hours. That’s not much saddle time – just a few hours of playing around at the cottage or beach throughout the summer.

But if you’re an experienced rider or beginner that really want to get the most enjoyment and value from your Sea-Doo, you’ve got to go somewhere. I do plenty of product reviews and Sea-Doo riding, so my summer average is around 100 hours.  In my opinion, here are some of the Sea Doo Tours Top barriers that prevent many owners from riding more…and some suggestions to help!

Sea Doo Tours Top Barriers – PWC’s Perceived as Water Toys…

Strangely, most owners don’t think of their PWC’s as vehicles whose purpose is to go places. Even folks who also own snowmobiles or motorcycles and use them to go places still think of their PWC as a play toy, not as a highly advanced touring machine.

Sea Doo Tours Top Barriers – Can’t Find Jet Ski Riding Information…

If you don’t know much about PWC touring, it’s tough to get started. Where do you get info? Unlike most other motorsports activities, Sea Doo riding doesn’t have much in the way of magazines or TV shows (Canada doesn’t have any). Few clubs or associations. Ditto for maps and signs. There’s not even much online help (except of course, my website). Your Sea Doo dealer can also help.

Sea Doo Tours Top Barriers – Don’t Know Where to Go…

Without much information available, most people have difficulty figuring out where to go, how to get there and where to launch.

Sea Doo Tours Top Barriers – Don’t Have Anyone to Ride With…

Even if you have an idea where to go, everyone feels more comfortable riding with other PWC riders because companions can provide expertise, peace of mind and camaraderie. So check out Facebook for Sea Doo, PWC or jet ski rider groups in your area. If you’re in Ontario, try either Sea Doo Ride Club, Toronto PWC or sign up for a Watercraft Ride For Dad to get connected.

Sea Doo Tours Top Barriers – Don’t know How to Dress or What to Bring…

Unlike Sea Doo riding from your regular base, going someplace else means preparing differently and carrying more necessities with you. But how do you know what? Check out my what to wear and take post.

Sea Doo Tours Top Barriers – Risk Getting Lost…

With any new place, there’s always the fear of not being able to find your way and getting totally lost. And what about getting stuck out on the water after dark? If you follow my ride planner post, you’ll avoid these pitfalls.

Sea Doo Tours Top Barriers – Fear Unknown Waters…

From submerged rocks or shoals to unexpected currents or rapids, PWC owners are afraid of doing damage to their watercraft while Sea Doo riding or maybe even getting injured. All the waterways on my Best River Rides and Top 10 Sea Doo Tours are on navigable waters that are well marked, so give ’em a try.

Sea Doo Tours Top Barriers – Worry About Break Down…

A PWC owner may be worried about a possible breakdown away from the relative security of your own lake or river. What do you do now? Make sure your personal watercraft is well-maintained, check out my emergency tools and always carry a cell phone.

Sea Doo Tours Top Barriers – Running on Empty…

Sea Doo riding all day and over greater distances definitely consumes more fuel, which raises a serious question about being able to fill up whenever needed. I’ve never run out of fuel in thousands of kilometres of Sea Doo riding, and to assist you, I identify fuel stops in my Sea Doo ride planner posts plus also talk about fuel economy, but always remember: never pass gas because it’s always better to be looking at it than for it!

While all of these factors are legitimate concerns, the good news is that they are not insurmountable barriers to Sea Doo riding. And as with anything new, after you’ve done it once, each subsequent time becomes easier and more fun. So don’t let getting over those first hurdles prevent you from starting to enjoy Sea-Doo rides this season. Throughout my blog, you’ll find articles, tips and advice that will help – and if you have any questions, please contact me.

If you enjoyed this post, check out my other riding tips.

The tips and advice in this article are the opinions of the author, may not work in every situation and are intended only for the convenience and interest of the reader, who has the personal responsibility to confirm the validity, accuracy and relevancy of this information prior to putting it to their own use.

 

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