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Winterise your Seadoo jetskis

Author: Andrew Sutton



London 2012 and our amazing summer of sport is a distant memory and as the evenings draw in, it’s time for you to winterise your Seadoo jet ski. Seadoo dealers can provide expert advice on how to store your jet ski properly and even do it for you, but there are a few crucial steps to ensure your jet ski comes out of storage next year in top condition.





First of all, drain the water from your Seadoo jetski after it comes out of the water for the last time. When on a trailer, the Seadoo jet ski is usually tilted back. Run the engine several times for no more than 30 seconds every time. Then tilt the handle back and forth while it’s running to drain water from the engine.





Seadoo jetskis are pretty easy to clean so use mild soap and water to wash away algae, grime and water stains from the sides, seat and back. It’s crucial that no water is left in the hull of the Seadoo jetski when you’re cleaning. To give it added protective coat and shine use a normal wax on the exterior.





Seadoo dealers should certainly advise you to fill the gas tank to the top before winter storage. If you want to keep the gas clean for next season make sure that you add stabiliser to the Seadoo jet ski. Once again, run the engine in 30 second bursts several times to ensure the stabiliser is mixed through the fuel of the Seadoo jetski before it goes into storage.





After this you need to remove the Seadoo jetski’s air filter for easy access to the carburetor. Then spray fogging oil in the carburetors and spark plug cylinders while the engine is idling. Make sure you keep this up until the engine stalls and then replace the air filter.





Seadoo dealers should then advise you to take out the spark plugs. You need to ensure the wires are grounded first though. You can put a rag over each hole and push the start button to disperse the oil. All that’s left to do with your Seadoo jet ski then is to replace the plugs and clean up any excess oil.





Your next step, as Seadoo dealers will advise, is to remove the battery, negative connection first. Always make sure that your Seadoo jetski battery is stored in a warm and clean area. Seadoo jetskis that are stored on trailers could be faced with rotting trailer tires in the winter if you store them on dirt or gravel so make sure they are covered with plastic bags and placed on boards.





To keep them in the very best condition take them off the Seadoo jet ski and prop your trailer on blocks. Last of all, make sure you place steel wool in the exhaust of any Seadoo jetskis to stop animals getting into the engine. With all this complete, then you’re ready to cover and store your ski for the winter.




Andrew Histon writes for many websites. His articles cover a wide range of subjects including Seadoo jetskis. You will find Andrew's articles around the internet. His main website is about the Seadoo jetskis.


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