Ski boats are usually fully-equipped 7-8 seater boats with a full-V, multi-chine hull to cut through the water with perfect precision. Most ski boats have a built-in cooler, retractable ski pylon, and an integrated swim platform with boarding ladder. Ski boat rentals usually include the trailer, lifejackets, and gas cans and can be rented for up to 36 hours with advance reservation.
It is important to familiarize yourself with the rented boat as well as with every piece of equipment on it. Also, it would be advisable to learn about the body of water where the ski boat will be steered so as to be aware of any currents, underwater obstacles, or shallow areas. Always have a checklist that includes the precautions to be taken in case of emergencies so that it can be reviewed before each outing.It is important to communicate with the skiers so as to agree upon speeds, lengths of rides, and skiing areas. Also, agree on hand signals and verbal signals for important communications.
Get to know the skier's skill level and adjust accordingly.It is advised to have one person observe the skier as well as the rope at all times. This makes it easier if the driver does not have to concentrate on the skier and water at the same.
Calculate the length of the ski rope and the width a skier can ski to either side of the boat in order to calculate the size of the vehicle driving. When towing a skier, take care not to ever drive closer than 150 feet to any object, vessel, marker or shoreline.Renting a ski boat can be a lot of fun but it is important to be safe. Check to make sure that all the gear is in working order and always use safety gear before each trip..
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By: Elizabeth Morgan