A few words of wisdom to new Sea-Doo watercraft and boat owners...
Your Sea-Doo watercraft or boat was built to high-quality standards. With a routine schedule of proper care and cleaning, along with a timely maintenance schedule, you should enjoy years of hassle-free operation.
You know what you want from your new Sea-Doo watercraft or boat, but it's also important you know what it requires from you.
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.
Your owner’s manual also contains a number of checklists that you need to follow. Some are your responsibility, while others must be completed by an authorized Sea-Doo dealer. The key checklists are:
If you are unsure of any aspect pertaining to the operation of your Sea-Doo watercraft or boat or of any items on the above checklists, consult your dealer.
1. Mooring covers
Always remember that you have a ‘friend‘ down the road in your Sea-Doo boat or PWC dealer that carries all the accessories, mooring covers (Image 1), bimini tops (Image 2), parts (oil, spark plugs, etc.) and cleaning supplies you need to keep your Sea-Doo boat running and looking good.
Now that you have thoroughly read your Sea-Doo boat owner's manual, you are ready to enjoy your new boat. It is your responsibility to break your new boat in properly. Just like the break-in period for a new car, you should be conservative in the initial operation of your new boat.
2. Bimini tops
During this period you should operate the boat at different RPM levels from low to high. During the initial break-in, don't run the boat wide open. Refrain from jamming the throttle forward and caving into your passengers wishes of "Let's open this baby up and see what she can do!" We have a feeling you'll find plenty of time for that later.
Treat your boat like you would treat yourself. Keep it clean and protected! A mooring cover from your local BRP dealer is a wise investment. Rinse, wash and wipe down your boat after use. This is essential if you are operating in salt water. Keep metal parts, engine components and pump properly lubricated. See your authorized BRP dealer for the proper cleaning supplies.
If you're operating in salt water you'll need to execute the very simple flush procedure which is explained in your owner's manual. You did read your owner's manual right? If not, you will want to find it, and turn to the "Post-Operation Care" section. Stop here and go get it. Flushing the exhaust system, and other components with fresh water is essential to neutralize the corroding effects of salt or other chemical products present in water. Flushing will also help to remove sand, salt, shells and other particles present in hoses and water jackets that could lead to overheating of the exhaust system.
Treat your boat like you would your new baby. Keep it clean and protected!