This guide will give you some safety tips and the lowdown on jet-skiing rules and etiquette. It will help you to operate your jet ski in the right manner, and ensure that you stay safe as you enjoy yourself.
Do Jet skis have the right of way
Boats, commercial fishing boats, and other vessels have the right-of-way. So when approaching a craft that is coming towards you, keep to your right. If you’re about to cross paths, the boat or jet ski on your right has the right-of-way.
Other water users need to be aware of their presence.
Always be aware of traffic on the water. You should always be aware of other pontoon boat rentals and their direction before making a turn or crossing a wake. Jet skiing accidents are most often caused by collisions. Pay attention to other boats around you, and their direction.
Wake or wave jumping
Make sure you can see the other boat and yourself if your course crosses the wake. The larger boats may not see your boat and not be able to get out of the way to avoid an accident.
Operating speed for jet skis
Local regulations and by-laws usually determine the speed limits. So, follow them, regardless of whether they’re posted. You are responsible for knowing the speed limit in your area. Failure to do so could result in a fine or, worse, an accident. It is a good idea to reduce your speed in congested areas, just like you would do if driving a vehicle.
Jet skiing requires the use of safety equipment.
Wear a life jacket approved by the Coast Guard and eye protection so that the water spray does not obscure your vision when riding your jet ski rental. Tennis shoes, deck shoes, and gloves will help you control your machine better. A wetsuit offers protection from the weather. In an emergency, a whistle can be attached to your life jacket to call for help.
Safety lanyards for Jet Ski
The safety lanyard is essential to use when operating your jet ski in Myrtle Beach. It will cut off the engine immediately if you are thrown from the jet ski. Use this safety feature to help prevent accidents.
Jet skis can be noisy
Be aware of the noise that your boat makes. Avoiding high speeds near the shoreline or waterfront properties, as well as other boaters is the best way to prevent noise complaints. Reduce noise in the early morning. Always warm up your jet ski from Action Water Sportz before setting off by starting the engine in water.
Don’t leave oil, fuel, or litter where they shouldn’t be. Do not operate your jet ski near wildlife or aquatic plants. It will reduce the impact of your craft on the environment and spare its machinery from damage.
Other water lovers
Jet skiers must share the water with other users, including boats, fishermen, surfers, swimmers, and water skiers. Respect their right to safety, access, and use of water.
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Action Water Sportz Little River
4430 Kingsport Road
Little River SC 29566