4 Technical Things to Consider Before Acquiring a Jet Ski on Rental

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The thrill and excitement of riding a jet ski in burning summers is simply uncontrollable. While we need to see that purchasing a branded ski requires a huge splash of money, not to mention the title check from the seller, legal process of using the watercraft in your intended area, and others. On the other hand, a rental Jet Ski is a wise and moderately cheap option to go for. But there are some important considerations in the renting approach too that you need to see thoroughly before taking your ski for roaring in the waters.

1. See for rust and corrosion

When checking out the motor, see carefully if the bolts and fittings are covered in rust or corroded. Corrosion is mostly caught by frequently riding the ski in salt water and then not properly washing it off. Another reason is not drying off the motor after each ride. Do note that corrosion on the exterior most probably means the rust has attacked the insides too, which can severely damage the engine.

2. Do check if the jet ski starts properly

If the owner provides you the machine on rent along with stating that the craft runs smoothly but requires battery, it will present two choices in front of you: either gather a battery or simply pass. Start the ski and run it out of the water for around 1 minute to ensure it starts healthily. Another workaround is to attach a water hose to the cooling system and turn it on after the engine has started to avoid overheating. Also, turn the water hose off before turning off the engine. The point is to keep the motor from overheating and preventing it from being flooded at the same time. Strictly avoid running the water without the motor turned on. If you have a compression gauge and are well familiar with its usage, better to take it out now. Acknowledge the compression that differs by more than 10 degrees between the cylinders as a matter of concern.

3. Spot for any water and oil leaks

When the motor is on with the hose attached to the cooling system, see for water leaks inside the hull protruding from the head, any hoses, or the exhaust. Any such indications could be earlier damage, gaskets or bad seals, cracked or worn-out hoses and loose fittings. This can tell you a lot about the condition of the ski whether it has been serviced on regular basis, hoses replaced when needed, and all the fittings are well-tightened and lubricated as part of routine maintenance. The check also calls for oil leaks in the motor. It is quite common to see a portion of oil spilled at the time of filling the tank which mostly results in some oil sticking at the bottom of the ski hull and bilge, and the last thing you want to see is oil pouring out of the motor or fittings. Oil is especially crucial as it keeps the motor from overheating. Remember an overheated ski can stop dead in an instant leaving you in the middle of nowhere. In such a case, all you want to hope is someone will come to fetch you by towing the ski to the shore.

Also keep tab on the exhaust smoke inside the hull which is not the place where it is entitled to be. This will suggest the exhaust emission is leaking in the hull. Further if the hood or cover is on, you will only have around five minutes to enjoy your ride as again the ski will come to a standstill.

4. Are there any loose wires?

Loose wires are nothing but a nuisance as the ski will start and stop irregularly. The terminals should be safely covered on the battery as bare wires hanging out are highly prone to loss of electric current. This can potentially burn the starter and the ignition of ski. The wires should also be taped properly as water attacks the wires leaving them corroded and causing the ski to run in an inappropriate and mistimed manner.


Among other technicalities to consider, do carefully study the above elements whenever acquiring a rental jet ski in Dubai. As for flawless and top performing skis, you can always contact Fly Fish as we promise to deliver the best machines leaving you hopping and diving in the water at high speeds with no stoppings and mishandling.