Are jet skis hard to maintain?
The average jet ski gets about 30 hours of riding a year meaning that you can expect to burn 120-300 gallons in a year. Depending on gas prices you should expect to spend $300-600+ annually. Ongoing maintenance is another cost that will need to be accounted for.
Why do jet skis only last 300 hours?
In general, 300 engine hours on a 4-stroke jet ski is already considered high usage hours, so it’s always wise to purchase a model with less usage. … This is because after you purchase your ski, over the next 2-3 years, you’ll probably put another 30 (or even more) hours on it, annually.
Do you need insurance for a jet ski?
Unlike car insurance, you aren’t legally required to have insurance for your boat, jet ski, or other watercraft insurance. However, it is an EXTREMELY good idea.
What is the markup on jet skis?
Skis and bikes generally have less than 10% markup. Most dealers strive for a 6% front end margin. Occasionally you will see 10-12% on a new to the market unit but that fades pretty quickly especially in this economy.
Why did Honda stop making jet skis?
Honda got in a little too late to the market and what killed them was the Recession of 2008/2009. Honda stopped making watercraft in 2009, and the 2010 models were called off. When Honda got out of the market it made it hard for dealers that had new inventory to sell them.
How long can a jet ski stay upside down?
Water in the motor. How long can a ski stay upside down without big troubles? Usually 15-20 seconds won’t hurt it.
Is it OK to start a jetski out of water?
You can start any jet skis out of the water, but just for a short time! If you attach a garden hose to their flush port to cool the engine with running water, the best practice is if you run the engine for around 2 minutes. But without supplying water, it’s safest if you run it for a maximum of 15 seconds!