Being Safe on PWC

My wife was nervous the first time my kids expressed an interest in personal watercraft. We know some kids who have seriously injured themselves going too fast on the water and losing control. Others have hurt themselves attempting stupid tricks.

We did finally consent to letting the kids’ use our PWC, but they had to prove they were responsible first. They had to demonstrate their knowledge of the machine and its maintenance, including demonstrating how to replace the Yamalube 2W oil. They also had to take a safety course at the marina and pass with a 100 percent. Finally, they had to sign contracts with me and their mother stating that any violations of our rules would result in a lifetime ban from using the PWC. No warnings, no strikes, one mistake and they’re cut off. Thus far my kids have obeyed the rules and stayed safe.

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