One of the things I love most, is when you get to go have fun with family and friends, but I don’t want anyone to ride or rent a jet ski near me if they are not playing it safe.
While some like a kayak or canoe, and other relish a sturdy raft, there are plenty who take to a Jet Ski first and foremost. It is one of the most popular summer water activities around the world. You can’t start planning your next trip any too soon. While you do, it pays to run through some basic safety tips. It doesn’t matter how many times you have cavorted in the water at breakneck speeds. Now is the time to do some reflecting for a safe ride.
In this article, the secret is out: Jet Skiing and other PWC can be dangerous. Reducing your chance of injury is our main purpose today. There are precautions to take and safety measures to internalize before you start riding. The first one that comes to mind is the tried-and-true life jacket—any time of the year. This is an item never to forget. Check it ahead of time, so it is ready to roll this summer.
I know that life jackets can feel obtrusive and spoil your self-concept of a free-wheeling dude. It takes time to fit it properly so that water doesn’t push it up into your face. If this has happened to you, you know that it becomes harder to float. Do yourself a favor and get a new jacket. Forget borrowing one from a friend. Kids should mind this rule at all times as they are statistically more prone to accidents. No matter your age, be sure your life jacket has been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard: they are there to help.
One more reminder. Wherever you go in the country, there are regulations about wearing life jackets, often specifying the age of thirteen and under. While this is an important point, it is even more vital to accept our advice that safety devices are suggested for everyone, whether or not there is a law.
Watercraft helmets have been designed to prevent injuries to the head, which can be devastating if they happen. You might get ejected from your Jet Ski and who knows where you will land. Debris is lurking in the water’s depths as well as in the air. Again, while helmets are often mandatory for children under 18, they are strongly advised for all adults. What is more cool: looking brave and free or defying death?
We know you are in a hurry to get going, but don’t shirk your maintenance duties. Equipment failure is part of the recipe for an accident. An ounce of prevention….these are wise words. Create a checklist by researching online or consulting a dealer. This will include oil and fuel level, cable condition, engine overhaul, and any necessary lubrication. In addition, part of your responsibility as a safety-oriented Jet Skier is to ready your equipment for storage by disposing of old fuel and water, replacing damaged parts, and performing a once-over cleaning to get rid of marine build-up. Of course, never leave your watercraft floating in water.
The best way to perform maintenance and storage preparation is to use a proper lift. It is called dry docking and provides walk around space. These special lifts can be single, double, or a combination of types. Using one will certainly save wear and tear on your machine so you can enjoy it for a long time. Furthermore, they are portable and easy to use with a drive-on design–much more than mechanical boat lifts. The good news is that they work well even in shallow water. Now if you’re renting your equipment, than this task is obviously handled by your jet ski vendor. Check out Jet Ski Rentals for rentals near you.
If Im riding a jet ski, than I dont want any other jet ski’s who’s driver has been drinking to be near me. This old adage for automobiles is equally applicable to personal watercraft. Impaired judgment inevitably means injuries and worse. Your coordination and reaction time are never the same when you are “under the influence.” Save the cold brew for on-land celebrations. Let others know that you won’t tolerate drunkards on the water who will spoil your fun. This means speeding and following too closely. Drinkers are often too preoccupied to leave ample stopping space. The consequences can be devastating. Drinking may be part of the Jet Ski culture, but save it for the right time.
With these basic rules under your belt, you are ready to be a responsible Jet Skier. They will save life and limb. Jet Skiiing can be a time of excess, so be the one to take measures to enjoy the water activity safely by banning drinking and speeding. It should be easy to remember to wear a life jacket and helmet now that you know of their value. Then take care of your watercraft as you would yourself. Have a regular maintenance routine and use a good lift for safe docking. Everyone in your group or family will appreciate your efforts.
Many people get hurt each year because they don’t respect the power of these jet ski’s. I love riding in groups, but I don’t want a jet ski near me if they are not being safe.
Go enjoy an incredible time on a jet ski near you, on your own, or with a group, but either way, use these safety tips to keep it safe.
If you are looking to hop into some Jet Skiiing fun, check out our Jet Ski Rentals here, and other Water Rentals. Find other Things to do in Orlando, too such as Rent a Kayak, ATV Rentals, Paddle Board Rentals, and more.
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Moore ATV Rental Accidental Damage Waiver
We offer an ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE WAIVER for $25 PER ATV – The Accidental Damage Waiver is NOT insurance. It simply affords you limited protection against your liability to the owner of the rental unit for physical damage of the rental equipment while in you care. If a Damage Waiver is purchased and you damage the rental unit, you would ONLY be legally responsible for any and all damages up to the full amount of the damage deposit paid to repair the rental unit – instead of the entire out of pocket costs. Damage Deposit, specified amount up to $1,000 PER ATV, Credit Card information will be held and NOT charged, unless damage has occurred to ANY ATVs while ATVs are in your care. If all is well when you return the ATV at the end of your scheduled time and no damage has occurred, damage deposit per ATV will NOT be charged.
PURCHASING THE ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE WAIVER MEANS ANY DAMAGE AMOUNT EXCEEDING YOUR DAMAGE DEPOSIT WILL BE WAIVED.
EXAMPLE: ATV HAS COLLISION AND THE WHEEL GETS BENT AND PLASTICS ARE BROKEN. THE REPLACEMENT COST WOULD BE CLOSE TO $550. WITH A DAMAGE WAIVER PURCHASED, THE ONLY CHARGES ARE THE $150 DEPOSIT. THIS WILL SAVE $400 JUST IN PARTS.
WAIVER DOES NOT COVER LOST OR STOLEN ATVs OR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY MUDDING, JUMPING, RACING, SINKING, FIRE, TIPPING, ROLLING OR ANY OTHER VIOLATIONS OF THE GENERAL RULES OF OPERATION AND SAFE USE.
DECLINE ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE WAIVER: If the Accidental Damage Waiver is NOT purchased, you will be legally responsible for the full amount of damage, which can be up to $8,000.00 for the full replacement of the equipment, plus any downtime which can include additional recovery fees and loss of used equipment.
If there is any damage upon your return, we will provide a written estimate for repairs within 24 HOURS. This includes parts, taxes, labor and rental down time. Any damage to a part constitutes full replacement of that part.
We will notify you of the estimate and then charge the credit card used for your deposit unless other payment is arranged. If your credit card does not have enough funds to pay the the replacement cost, you must pay in cash or wire transfer WITHIN 24 HOURS OF RECEIPT OF ESTIMATE.
THIS ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE WAIVER IS NULL AND VOID IF ANY RENTER RIDES OUT OF DESIGNATED RIDING AREA OR INTO ANY RESTRICTED AREAS
Prior to departure and upon returning of the rental, we will inspect the machine with you and note any damages. During your rental, you are legally responsible for any and all damages to the rental that occurs while in your care.
If all is well when you return the ATV at the end of your scheduled time and no damage has occurred, damage deposit per ATV will NOT be charged.
RENTAL AGREEMENT, DAMAGE WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORMS
Upon arrival to Croom, you will meet with Rick, he will go over the ATV, safety and provide all required documents – Please read and sign Rental Agreement, Accidental Damage Waiver and Release of Liability, in which ALL MUST be signed, to rent and operate any ATVs.