Show how much your Sea-Doo means to you with a bit of TLC! To get the best from your PWC you must make sure it is well maintained and looked after. There are some simple steps you can take to prevent unwanted issues caused by salt water. You must flush, rinse, wash and then wipe down your watercraft after use removing any salt residue from the body of your Watercraft.
FLUSHING - Connect your garden hose to the specified connector at the rear of the PWC with the hose TURNED OFF! Connect the lanyard and start the PWC then with the engine running turn the hose on. Allow the engine to idle with the water flowing through for roughly 2 minutes. Turn the hose off allowing it to idle for a further 3-5 seconds then briefly blip the throttle 2-3 times to allow the excess water to drain from the exhaust and turn off the engine.
PLEASE NOTE: IF WATER IS RUNNING THROUGH THE PWC, THE ENGINE MUST BE RUNNING AT ALL TIMES.
After being ridden in salt water the salt residue will dry and set into the body and the engine compartment of the PWC. Once the flushing procedure is complete you may commence the washing process.
WASHING- Rinse the surface of the PWC with your garden hose to remove / loosen the majority of the salt residue. Using warm soapy water and a sponge thoroughly wash the entire surface of the PWC paying extra attention to any chrome or painted areas. Remove the seats and open any storage compartments as well as the bungs. Making sure the engine is cool, wash down the internals of the PWC using your garden hose on low pressure. Using the warm soapy water and sponge thoroughly wash the internals of the engine bay removing any salt residue from the engine bay components. Elevate the front of the trailer and using the low pressure garden hose rinse the soap and excess water from the engine compartment. Elevating the front of the trailer allows all the water to drain from the engine compartment out of the bung assemblies. Once you have completely washed the internals of the engine compartment use the Sea-Doo anti-corrosive lubricant spray on all the metal components you can see in your engine compartment including bolts and hose clamps. We recommend that you always store your PWC with the seats open or removed to allow water to drain and to allow the engine compartment to breathe/vent when not in use. A Sea-Doo cover to protect it from the elements is also a very wise investment.
Your owner’s manual is filled with valuable information on everything from features/benefits to controls and component locations, from pre-operation checks to post-operating instructions, routine maintenance and special procedures. We recommend that you have a good read before venturing out on the water!