Tip for storing your Jet Ski for the winter
Here are our Jet Ski winter storage tips. Properly storing your jetski for the winter can help protect it from the elements and extend its lifespan. In addition to the steps mentioned in my previous responses, it is also important to properly winterize your jetski to protect it from the harsh winter weather. Here are some detailed steps for winterizing your jetski:
- Clean your jetski: Before storing your jetski for the winter, give it a thorough cleaning to remove any dirt, debris, and saltwater residue. Start by rinsing off the exterior of your jetski with fresh water to remove any dirt or grime. Next, remove any debris that may have accumulated in the engine compartment, such as leaves or twigs. Finally, use a gentle soap and a soft cloth to clean the surface of your jetski, paying particular attention to any crevices or hard-to-reach areas. Find Cleaning Supplies HERE.
- Dry your jetski thoroughly: After cleaning your jetski, make sure to dry it thoroughly, including the engine and other mechanical components. Use a towel or a soft cloth to wipe down the surface of your jetski, and use a hair dryer or compressed air to blow out any remaining water from the engine compartment. Moisture can cause rust and other damage, so it’s important to remove as much water as possible before storing your jetski.
- Protect your jetski’s fuel system: Fuel can break down over time, especially if it is left in the tank of a jetski that is not being used. To prevent this, drain the fuel system and add a fuel stabilizer. Fuel stabilizers work by preventing the fuel from breaking down and gumming up the fuel system. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for adding the fuel stabilizer to your jetski’s fuel tank. Find fuel stabilizer HERE.
- Remove the battery: If possible, remove the battery from your jetski before storing it for the winter. This will help prevent it from discharging and potentially damaging the battery or other components. To remove the battery, start by turning off the jetski and disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery. Then, use a battery-lifting tool or a pair of gloves to lift the battery out of the jetski. If you are unable to remove the battery, make sure to disconnect it and use a battery tender to maintain it. Battery tenders are devices that are specifically designed to maintain the charge on a battery while it is not in use. They can help prevent the battery from discharging and potentially damaging the battery or other components. Shop battery maintainers HERE.
- Cover your jetski: Using a cover can help protect your jetski from the elements and prevent dust and dirt from accumulating on it. Look for a cover that is specifically designed for your make and model of jetski and that fits it well. When choosing a cover, consider the material it is made of, as well as its water-resistance and breathability. Waterproof covers can help protect your jetski from rain and snow, while breathable covers can help prevent moisture from accumulating under the cover. Shop covers HERE.
- Store your jetski in a dry, protected location: If possible, store your jetski in a dry, protected location such as a garage or storage shed. If you must store it outside, consider using a waterproof tarp or cover to protect it from the elements
With these tips for storing you Jet Ski this winter, you can help protect it from the elements and ensure that it is in good condition when you are ready to take it out on the water again.