How to Re-board a Jet Ski

At Motor Boatin, there are two things we firmly believe in—having fun on the lake and being safe on the lake. Those two are not mutually exclusive. It is possible and easy to do both. On occasion, when you are riding one of our jet skis, you may end up in the water—hopefully, that’s because you decided to stop somewhere out of the way and take a dip in the lake to cool off.

Whatever the reason is, you will need to get back on board eventually. So, what’s the best way to do it? Allow us to show you the way.

For starters, you need to wear your life vest at all times—when riding and when swimming. It’s not only the law, but it is common sense—swimming in a lake can quickly exhaust even the fittest of individuals. The engine must be turned off because you are boarding from the rear where the thrust nozzle is located. You should have turned it off before going in the water, and if the lanyard is properly attached to you, it would have cut the engine had you fallen off. (If you capsized the ski, look for a decal at the rear of the craft that will describe the direction to turn the craft to an upright position. Follow that direction to prevent damage to the jet ski.)

To board, position yourself at the stern (rear) of the jet ski. Never try to re-board from the side because you could flip it over on top of you. There is a handle located at the back of the seat. Reach up to grab it with one hand.

Then, using the handle pull yourself up and place one knee on the surface of ski followed by the other knee. Once you are steady, stand up and place your legs around the seat like a saddle and slowly walk your way toward the front. Sit down at the handlebars and when ready, re-enter the lanyard in its slot and restart the jet ski. If you are riding with others, do not restart the ski until everyone is onboard and seated.

For more safety tips, check out other blogs on this site. To make your jet ski reservation, click here. Then, you can have a safe, fun-filled day out on the lake.

Mistakes To Avoid When Riding a Jet Ski for The First Time

Riding a jet ski is just as fun as it sounds, but it needs to be done in a safe manner or else it can become dangerous quickly. Inexperienced jet ski drivers do have the potential to make mistakes, especially when it is their first time driving one. At Motor Boatin’, we want all our renters to be able to try something new out on the water but in a fun and safe way.

Here are some of the top mistakes to avoid when riding a jet ski for the first time:

  • Riding at high speeds: When people think of jet skiing, speed often comes to mind. They long for that adrenaline rush of zipping through the water at high speeds. While that sounds fun, it is not safe, especially for first timers. It is important to not go too fast and always keep a safe speed.
  • Staring at the handlebars: A lot of first-time jet ski drivers can struggle with keeping the jet ski going straight. Luckily, there is an easy solution to this common problem. Just like driving a car, it is important to look forward into the distance when driving and not down at the handles. It is common for new jet skiers to stare at the handlebars when driving, causing them to veer off in the wrong direction and hindering them from seeing what is in front of them.
  • Reboarding incorrectly: When on the jet ski, you might fall off (this happens sometimes) or you might want to jump into the water to cool off quick. Getting off the jet ski is fine, but the way you reboard it is important. When reboarding, you enter the jet ski from the stern – That’s boating lingo for the back! Entering from another place could cause it to turn over.
  • Not knowing how to stop: Jet skis do not have brakes. Many first-time riders are not aware of this and damage the jet ski when reaching the shore. To help, it is crucial to let go of the throttle and use reverse to help maneuver if necessary.

Jet skiing is a fun pastime, especially when renting from Motor Boatin’. Being safe is a number one priority and avoiding these common mistakes will help create a more enjoyable experience. If you have any questions, contact us today.

Jet Ski Safety Tips

Riding a Jet Ski is a fun way to spend a lake day. When out on the water, it is important to follow safety guidelines to ensure an enjoyable yet safe ride. Motor Boatin’ provides some safety tips for anyone looking to ride a Jet Ski.

Here are five safety tips for riding a Jet Ski:

  1. Take an online boating safety course: Online safety courses are available to inform individuals with all different kinds of boating backgrounds of the safety guidelines that should be enforced at all times. On our website, we provide a free safety course to get started.
  2. Wear a life jacket: One of the most crucial safety precautions when riding any personal watercraft is wearing a life jacket. The driver and all passengers of the Jet Ski should be wearing a life jacket at all times regardless of their swimming abilities. It is also important that the jacket fits correctly. Wearing a life jacket that is too loose or too tight can cause it to not work properly.
  3. Maintain distance and don’t speed: Like cars, speeding is one of the leading causes of accidents on the water. With this, it is a good idea to maintain a safe distance when riding near other Jet Skis to prevent any serious accidents.
  4. Never drink alcoholic beverages when operating: Drinking when operating a Jet Ski can impair a driver’s judgment and cause unsafe conditions. This makes it very dangerous for not only the driver but also the passengers riding. North Carolina prohibits any person from being under the influence when operating all types of watercraft.
  5. Stay alert: When riding on public waters, there can be other individuals on all types of watercraft. It is important to be mindful of others and to always stay alert to ensure the safety of everyone riding and those in close proximity.

Safety is our number one priority. If you are interested in renting a Jet Ski or any other personal watercraft, consider Motor Boatin’. Check our availability and reserve a spot today. Contact us for more information or any questions you may have.

A New Boat at Motor Boatin’

It’s been a busy summer at Motor Boatin’ and we’ve decided to buy a new boat! This boat can completely change the game on the lake. A new boat can create a lot of new things to do at the lake. This boat can pull tubes, fish from, go fast, and seat four people. This new boat is called the MAXUM.

 

With the MAXUM you can do a lot. There are also a few features on this new boat that are different from the other boats.

 

  • MAXUM 1800MX
  •  4 seats
  •  135 Horsepower
  •  885lbs Max Weight
  •  Bimini Top
  •  18 ft Length

 

What does this mean? Well, this boat has almost double the power as a sweet water pontoon. This boat can also reach speeds up to 45mph. Renting a boat like this would allow a great time for a family. Four seats allow the perfect amount for a family trip to the beach. Not too little space but just enough. This boat is great for tubing, fishing, and many other things can be done on this awesome boat!

If you want to book this boat or another one of our boats now, click here.

How to Rent a Jet-Ski, Hassle Free

Renting a jet ski is a great way to view nature or tear up the water with your friends, family, or your significant other. Renting also takes away the hassle and cost of maintenance and storage that comes with ownership. Read on so you know exactly what to do and expect to make sure your day is stress- free!

7 Steps to Renting a Jet-Ski, Hassle Free

1. Pick Your Renter: Must be 26+ years old, have a valid driver’s license, equipped with boat safety card, and have proof of insurance.

2. Pick Your Rental Rate: It’s simple and works like buying bulk – a bigger buy equals a greater discount. We offer four types of packages: 1 hour: $100, 2 hours: $200, 4 hours: $300, 1 Day $500. Multiple day rentals are available.

3. Reserve at Least 2 Hours Before Arrival: At Motor Boatin’, we want to make sure that we can have our customers’ rentals ready to go. Check availability here, or call 919-800-9716.

4. Get A Boat Safety Card: If you were born in or after `88, you need a boat safety card. Don’t fret – we offer you a course for free here.

5. Get Insurance: Rental insurance costs $50 per day, without it, customers are 100% uninsured. If opting out of rental insurance, a $500 refundable damage deposit is collected 24 hours prior to rental. Insurance is required under the following circumstances: when 2 skis are used in the same party or when self-towing equipment.

6. Time it Right: Delivery and return times are set prior to rental date, late returns are charged a fee. Times are as follows – Half day (4-hour rental): 8am-12pm, 9am-1pm, or 2pm – 6pm | Hourly rentals: when skis are available. Check availability here.

7. Pick Your Lakes: Delivery of our rental boats to Falls Lake is free. Delivery to other lakes (i.e., Kerr Lake, Jordan Lake, and Harris Lake) costs $200.00. Rentals can be self-towed to save the fee; daily insurance is required. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ.

Motor-Boatin LLC is the best place to rent Jet Ski Watercraft in Central North Carolina. Conveniently located in Wake Forest, just off Hwy 50 at Falls Lake and just minutes from Jordan Lake, Harris Lake and Kerr Lake, your exciting day on the water is closer than you think, Contact us today!

Introducing Our Jet Skis: Yamaha Waverunners

 
Here at Motor Boatin LLC, we are proud to offer Yamaha Waverunners to our customers for Jet Ski rentals. We have Yamaha Waverunners that are the VX Deluxe model. Each Jet Ski can hold up to 3 people at a time, but there are many other reasons why this has become our Jet Ski model of choice. Yamaha Waverunners were first introduced in 1986 as the world’s first tandem Jet Ski, and Yamaha has worked tirelessly to improve the reliability, fun and function of these superior personal watercraft ever since.

Introducing Our Jet Skis: Yamaha Waverunners

These are some of our favorite things about our Yamaha Waverunners:

  • Reliability: The engineering and quality control of Yamaha sets the standard for the whole personal watercraft industry. These Jet Skis require relatively little maintenance due to their years of small engine expertise.
  • Fuel efficiency: High fuel efficiency saves you money and means that your day of adventure has a small environmental impact.
  • Assembled in the USA: We are proud to use a product that is assembled here in America.
  • Easy-to-understand controls: It is easier to go forward and in reverse with Yamaha Waverunners than some other Jet Skis. All the controls are on the handlebars, and there is even an anti-lock braking type feature that will help you stop quickly without getting thrown over the handlebars.

Yamaha Waverunners are used extensively for recreation, but they are also the Jet Ski of choice for many rescue and patrol uses. They are good for people new to Jet Skis, but they are also sure to give Jet Ski veterans a fun ride every time.

Stay Safer and Have More Fun with Our Jet Ski Safety Tips

 

Riding on a Jet Ski can be one of the most exhilarating things to do on the water, but it can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. The good news is that most Jet Ski accidents can be avoided when you follow a few simple safety guidelines.

Jet Ski

Here are some things to consider before you head out to the lake with your family to Jet Ski:

  • Everyone should have a life jacket: Regardless of age or swimming ability, everyone is safer with a life jacket if it fits properly. Double check the fit of life jackets intended for children.
  • Consider wearing a helmet: A helmet specially designed for use on the water provides the best protection if you get ejected from your Jet Ski or if there is flying debris from a boat or some other source while you’re on the water. In some states, children are required to wear helmets.
  • Watch your speed: Make sure you keep proper distance between your Jet Ski and other watercraft in the area. Remember that you need room to stop if it becomes necessary. Use common sense and obey any speed guidelines for the area you are in.
  • Stay sober: Alcohol reduces your coordination, reaction time and can impair your judgement. Don’t drink if you are going to be on a Jet Ski.

Taking proper care of your Jet Skis is another important component to staying safe on the water, but if you rent your Jet Ski from us here at Motor Boatin LLC, you can rest assured that we have taken care of that for you.

The Basics of Riding Waverunners

Personal watercrafts came on the scene back in the 1970s with Yamaha waverunners, the first sit-down type, open-stern production, personal watercraft, entering the market in 1986. Since then, they have become a popular option on our nation’s beaches, as well as lakes and other waterways. If you are new to waverunners, here are a few basics you should know.

1. Rent before you buy. It is usually better to learn how to operate something new by renting one before investing in one. This gives you the opportunity to see if you like it enough to own one yourself. You can also rent different types so you’ll learn which you prefer.

Waverunners

2. Learn the safety measures. There are two very important safety measures you should know. The first is that you should always wear a life jacket. Even if you are an excellent swimmer, a life jacket could save your life if you were to be rendered unconscious in an accident. The second is to use the engine shut-off clip safety feature. That way, if you fall off, the engine instantly shuts down. This keeps you safe, as well as others in the area.

3. Start slow. You should always start at slow speeds as you learn how waverunners move on the water and how to safely manage turning. Take time to see how the watercraft maneuvers before going full-throttle. It is best to learn while close to shore. Once you feel confident, head out to deeper waters and slowly increase speed. Waverunners hop off waves at higher speeds, so lift your buttocks a couple inches off the seat when you feel it lift for a more comfortable ride.

If you are interested in renting waverunners, sea-doos or jet skis, check out our selection at Motor-Boatin LLC. Our online booking is available 24 hours a day. We also rent pontoon boats, fishing boats, and motorboats. Get out and enjoy all that Falls Lake has to offer and create life-long memories!

 

The Best Times to Rent a Jet Ski

We’re in the swing of summertime and as the weather is getting hotter, people are looking for quick and easy ways to cool off. Whether you are going to Falls Lake, Kerr Lake, Jordan Lake, or Harris Lakes renting a jet ski could be just the right way to go in an attempt to beat the heat! We have some suggestions for you on when the best time to rent a Jet Ski to take out onto the water is.

Jet Ski Rental in Raleigh NC

3 of the best occasions to rent a jet ski in Raleigh are:

  • Your family summer camping trip. We all love our families but sometimes after staying in a tight, confined space for a few days like you need to with camping, tempers can flare a little bit. If your mother-in-law keeps yelling at you, you can send her for a nice cool down by putting her on the Jet Ski and letting her go. It’s hard to nag someone from the open waters.
  • Before school starts up again. Give summer the one last big hoorah it deserves and send it out with a bang by hitting the lake on the weekend before school starts. Kids and their parents can go out on the lake to make memories and have fun all while getting a tan. This is a great way to have fun with your kids before the drag of school starts and steals all of their time away.
  • The week of Spring Break. The weather is starting to get warmer and people are looking to have some fun after being stuck inside due to the cold weather for months. The perfect way to break your case of the winter blues is by grabbing a few of your friends and hitting the lakes with a Jet Ski!

Jets Skis are a fun and easy way to make the most out of your time on the water. If you want to rent a Jet Ski in the Raleigh Durham area our team at Motor Boatin’ can help you out and make sure you enjoy your time on the water.

Jet Skis vs. Boats: Which is Right for You?

When it comes to playing outdoors, the fact of the matter is there isn’t a wrong way to enjoy your time in Raleigh, North Carolina! With our all beautiful trails, lakes, and other outdoor enjoyments, you can spend time in any of these places and leave feeling more relaxed. When it comes to your time on the water, many people wonder if a boat or a jet ski rental would be better for their situation. Here at Motor-Boatin LLC, we want to help you narrow down your options, so you can make the most of your time outdoors.

Jet Skis in North CarolinaJet skis can do most things that boats can. They can tow people on tubes or skis, and they can be launched from most docks just as easily if not easier than a boat. Jet skis are a little more agile, since they’re smaller, meaning you can go faster and do more adventurous water activities if the thrill-seeker in you is wanting a little water time. Jet skis are great for date nights or small groups, but can also accommodate larger groups of people when you want to have beach time in addition to water time. Jet skis are fuel-efficient and can generally be launched from more areas, even without a dock.

Some advantages of boats over jet skis are usually size related. If you want to take a large group onto the water, a boat will usually be a better choice. A larger boat means that you can tow one or more people on a tube. Additionally, you can spend all your time on the water if you prefer.

When it comes to your time on the water, there is no wrong choice to make. Whether you choose a jet ski or a boat, you’re sure to have a good time on the water.