Storing A Jet Ski
When the season is about to reach its end, storing your jet ski is one of things that you need to have in mind. Storing a jet ski is something that must be done properly. Considering the fact that the season will be shifting from summer to winter, proper storage is a must in order to keep your jet ski in good condition so that it would be good to go for the next season. Moreover, there are steps that you need to follow.
The first step that you need to do prior to storing a jet ski would be having the remaining waters in its engine drained. This is something that you need to do right away after the last time you take it for a ride for the season and taking it out from the water. Take the jet ski to the loading dock and have it skewed onto its trailer. Make sure that its bow is being elevated to have water drained easier. Turn on the engine; have the handle turned from side to side as that will help drain little remains of water. Have this repeated a couple times, but make sure that you don't let the engine run any longer than 30 seconds each time to avoid overheating.
Jet Ski Cleaning
After draining water from the engine, the next thing you need to do would be cleaning your jet ski. Have it towed to the where you will have it stored for the whole winter season. The Jet Ski's exterior must be washed thoroughly in order to get rid of any algae and grime that have formed. Make sure the exterior, interior and hull will be dried up thoroughly. To finish your cleaning process, have the Jet Ski's exterior waxed and use lube oil to coat up its metal parts.
Prepare the Engine and Gas Tank
The third step you need to take in storing a jet ski would be having the engine and gas tank prepared. You will need to have its gas tank filled as this will avoid condensation throughout the whole storage period. Top it off with any gas stabilizer and try to turn on the engine for a few times for 15 to 25 seconds each just to thoroughly spread the gas stabilizer within the engine. You will need to remove the Jet Ski's air cleaner and run its engine again for spray fogging it with oil throughout the carburetors. Stop when then its engine stalls. Make sure that all wires are really grounded by removing the spark plugs and spray fogging each hole. Cover them all up once done.
Battery and Ski Storage
The final step would be storing the Jet Ski and its battery. Have the battery's negative terminal disconnected. The positive terminal will have to follow afterwards in order to have the battery removed properly. Make sure you have it stored in an area that is warm enough to keep it in a good condition. A shed or your garage should do. Remove the tires of the ski in order to avoid damaging them during the whole storage period. Have its trailer set on jacks in a level position. Cover the Jet Ski and it should be good to go for the next season.