Choosing the Right PWC Lift
When you have finally purchased a jet ski, you can hardly bear the excitement of getting it into the water for that first ride. However, you must first get it ready with an appropriate PWC lift. If this is all new territory for you, here are some things you must know when choosing an electric jet ski lift:
The first thing you must consider is how large your jet ski truly is. If your PWC lift can not support the weight of your jet ski, it will collapse and may end up causing damage to your jet ski. In order to find a PWC lift that will hold the weight of your new toy, you will need to do more than just check the owner’s manual to find the true weight of the jet ski. You must consider the following:
- Its dry weight
- The weight of attached gear such as seat covers, items in the storage bin, etc.
- The weight of the fuel in the tank (about 6.3 lbs per gallon)
- The weight of non-factory add-ons
Non-factory add-ons are easy to overlook, but if you have added any engine upgrades or other attachments, you will need to add their weight to the original dry weight as well. It may also be a good idea to add in the weight of the passengers. The owners manual will not recommend riding your jet ski as the lift goes up or down, but many people tend to do so because they feel it is convenient. You don’t want to risk overloading your PWC lift if this occurs.
Single vs. Dual
While you may only own one jet ski for now, you may want to add another to your collection in the future. Jet skiing is much more fun with a partner to ride the waves by your side, whether it be a friend, family member, or spouse. If you see this as a possibility, consider a dual jet ski lift for both of your PWCs. Even if you won’t be getting another jet ski for a few years, you will thank yourself for preparing ahead, and it will be one less thing to worry about later.
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