Been there, done that. Even the most ambitious hobbyists may find it hard to put a new spin on their favorite sport. Why not check out something new -like learning your way around a personal watercraft?
Personal watercraft (like the popular Kawasaki Jet Ski brand) have become hotter than ever and, compared to most boats, are less expensive to own and easier to operate. While the idea of motoring around the water on one of these machines may seem a little daunting at first, it’s easy to learn with proper instruction.
Once you’re on the water, there are plenty of ways to mix up your time so that you’ll always look forward to the next outing. Try these simple suggestions for making the most of your machine:
- Many towns have local personal watercraft clubs that offer tons of activities. These organizations host family oriented events and provide groups with which to go exploring.
- Get friends and family in on the act by towing them around on water skis, wakeboards or inner tubes at nearby lakes.
- Renting a houseboat? Take along your personal watercraft for exploring coves, cooling off during the hot noontime hours or making quick trips dockside to stores and snack shops. Your personal watercraft can provide just the transportation you need when it’s necessary to make contact with the rest of the world.
- Feeling adventurous? Put on your explorer cap and check out that slightly remote river that you have always wanted to hit. Take a day-long run – there are mysteries and memories to be found on hundreds of rivers nationwide.
- Whether you’re on the East or West Coast, there are endless marinas and bays to explore on your personal watercraft. Keep things interesting by visiting a new spot each time you ride.
For the environmentally minded, the good news is that these machines are also safer for the planet. The Kawasaki Jet Ski STX-15F, for example, is powered by a high-performance four-stroke engine and has earned the highest “Three-Star Ultra-Low Emission” rating, abiding by the Environmental Protection Agency’s strictest standards, as well as the California Air Resources Board standards for 2008.