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.
are five safety tips for riding a Jet Ski:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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Nothing is better than enjoying the beautiful waters of Falls Lake. There are many fun-filled water activities to do at the lake, one being jet-skiing. Jet skiing is a fun and adventurous way to amplify your Falls Lake experience.
3 reasons Fall is a great time to rent a jet ski in Raleigh at Falls Lake is:
Fun: Nothing delivers accelerated excitement like riding a jet ski. A jet ski pumps up the adrenaline and allows riders to explore the lake at high speeds. But, even better, you don’t have the hassle of maintaining a personal jet ski. Our jet skis at Motor Boatin are in pristine condition!
Cost: Renting a jet ski is a cost-friendly, fun group activity with family or friends. Renting a jet-ski is an inexpensive thrill ride with customizable rates. Our rates allow renters to decide how long they want to be out on Falls Lake – whether a few hours or all day.
Experience: Jet skiing is something exciting and new to experience. It’s a great way to get out of a comfort zone and take a risk. Whether riding solo or going with friends or family, jet skiing will be the highlight of your day at Falls Lake.
Transportable: Our jets skis at Motor Boatin’ are stuck at Falls Lake! We love when our renters pick up our jet skis and take to other local lakes where they are meeting friend or family.
Ready to try Motor Boatin’s jet skis or jet skiing in Raleigh for the first time? We have a fantastic team ready to help set up your rental and teach you to use our equipment. Contact Motor-Boatin today at 919-800-9716 and let’s set up your next rental.
It seems the heat of summer has finally left the Triangle and our locals couldn’t be more excited! We have fabulous fall seasons here in North Carolina, and the beautiful vistas of Falls Lake are some of the best in Raleigh!
Before the chill of winter sneaks in, our Triangle residents should consider having a weekend getaway at one of the spacious campsites along Falls Lake. There are plenty of activities to enjoy, even if the water is a bit cooler.
4 fun activities that our lake lovers suggest to squeeze in during your next weekend at Falls Lake are:
Go Camping. First and foremost, pack up the bags and grab some food to enjoy the weather and camp out next to the water! There are more than 300 campsites along the access areas of the Falls Lake recreational areas. Do a bit of research on which access areas are better for certain activities. Some are reserved for non-gasoline powered boats, while others have better access to different hiking trails.
Go Fishing. Give us a call to reserve a spacious yet sleek fishing boat to enjoy a lazy afternoon on the water. The fish are always biting and local anglers have lots of stories to tell about their favorite catch.
Grill a Nice Meal. Before the sweet summer corn is out of season, grab a few ears and bring the hot dogs and burgers to enjoy a filling and delicious meal while surrounded by the autumn leaves. There are a number of grills and pits available at Falls Lake, so no need to bring your own.
Boating on the Water. Of course renting a pontoon boat or a jet ski are still viable options to enjoy Falls Lake. We have plenty of styles and sizes to suit each individual or group need, so feel free to inquire about what’s available.
Autumn is a lovely affair at Falls Lake, and our locals should not miss out on the promise of spectacular vistas that are to come. Contact us at Motor Boatin’ to get more ideas to plan your weekend at Falls Lake!
Jet skis are easily the fastest and most thrilling personal water craft (PWC) available. Essentially, they’re like motorbikes that ride on open water. However, a PWC doesn’t operate in the same way as a boat, with an outboard motor and propeller; nor is it like an actual motorbike with a gasoline engine moving the back wheel.
In fact, a jet ski powers through the water by shooting a forceful jet stream of water behind it and the force of the water squirting backwards pushes it forward. The key here is Newton’s third law of motion – every action has an equal and opposite reaction. So how exactly does all of this work internally?
Our boating experts here at Motor Boatin offer the mechanics behind how a jet ski works to provide riders with the thrill they crave:
Powering Water Intake. When riders first turn the key, a standard 1500cc gasoline engine engages (the engine is about the same size that would be found in a small car or large motorbike). This power causes large amounts of water to be sucked in through an intake grate located on the bottom of the jet ski.
Powering the Impeller. In cars and motorbikes, the engine drives the wheels in order to provoke motion. However, the jet ski’s engine powers an impeller, which is kind of like a propeller that’s fitted inside a pipe. The impeller is made of three stainless steel blades, about five inches in diameter. The water is sucked in through one end of the pipe and then expelled through the other end in a high-speed jet stream.
Steering and Water Speed. The water exits through a steerable nozzle located in the back of the jet ski. It’s smaller in size than the water intake grate, so the force of the water being pushed out helps to build up speed for the jet stream. Steering is similar to a motorbike, or simply turning handlebars one way or another. The handlebars pull a cable that turns the water jet in the steering direction, thus enabling riders to maneuver with ease. It’s important to note that since the speed of the water jet powers the jet ski, they are more effective at high speeds and are more difficult to ride at low speeds.
This is the science behind how jet skis work internally to give Falls Lake jet ski riders an exciting time on the water. If you’re interested in renting a jet ski, pontoon boat, or fishing boat, give us a call at Motor Boatin today!
Whether renting a boat for leisure or a jet ski for more of a thrill, it’s important to employ practical water safety measures. No matter how much experience someone has on the water, the unexpected can happen. However, with thorough preparation and attention to detail, boating and other water activities can be both safe and enjoyable. 5 key water and boating safety tips recommended by our friendly staff of Motor Boatin serving the Falls Lake community are:
Check the Weather. Before heading out, always check a local Raleigh report for weather updates. When on the water, be aware of darkening clouds or any changes that may pose a problem and get to land safely and quickly. Remember: if in doubt, don’t go out.
Use a Pre-Departure Checklist. Another useful way to maintain water and boating safety is using a relevant checklist. Ensuring that life jackets, distress signals, lights, fuel, and other tools are present and operating properly on the boat before departing will guarantee safety on the water should anything occur.
Be Alert. Open water is treated as an intersection, so always be aware of other boaters and those enjoying water sports. They may not notice other boats or jet skis, so keeping an eagle-eye out for any possible dangers or collisions is the first step to preventing them.
Be Considerate. If others are out enjoying a day on Falls Lake, please be mindful of where they’re located and what they’re doing. Flying by too quickly could create waves and ripples that potentially affect their safety on the water.
Loose the Booze. Enjoying a nice day on a pontoon boat may seem like the perfect chance to imbibe and enjoy a few drinks. But the rules that apply to operating a vehicle on land also apply to boating on the water. In NC, it is prohibited to operate a boat or any personal water device under the influence of drugs or alcohol, with the legal BAC limit being 0.08%.
Taking the time to ensure proper safety procedures will guarantee a great day on the lake with fun boating and water activities! If you’re interested in renting a jet ski or pontoon boat, stop by and see us at Motor Boatin off of Falls Lake to see your options!
When living and boating in the Raleigh area, there are many choices of where to rent a jet ski. These options include Jordan Lake, Falls Lake, or heading to the beach. But, no matter where a jet ski can be rented, how can you tell it is a good company to rent from?
Upon first talking to a company, there are questions to ask about their company and products. Motor-Boatin regularly receives phone calls about our jet skis and pontoon boats and we are happy to answer any questions! But, also inspect the jet skis upon arrival at their site. If it seems a little fishy, then they aren’t the right company to rent from.
4 questions everyone should ask before choosing to jet ski from a jet ski and boat rental company are:
What Insurance Coverage is Included? Motor-Boatin can only rent to individuals over the age of 26 because we offer full liability insurance when renting a boat or jet ski at Falls Lake.
How Old Are the Jet Skis? Rust and corrosion on jet skis are a sign that they are older and less reliable. All jet skis should look new or remain in excellent condition; if they look older or warn down, this is not a great rental.
Has the Jet Ski Been Maintained? Make sure there are no water leaks or loose wires first and foremost. Be sure the head isn’t burnt out of the jet ski. Then, discuss with the owner pump and impeller blades as well as make ask about damage to the hull of the jet ski.
How to Operate the Jet Ski? A jet ski rental company should teach on how to use their specific jet skis including starting and stopping the vehicle and what to do in case of an emergency.
Seen something that made you nervous before renting a jet ski in Raleigh? Motor-Boatin, which rents jet skis and boats on Falls Lake, offer great insurance, equipment, and customer service. Give us a call today at 919-800-9716 to set up a jet ski rental on Falls Lake.
In North Carolina, when someone refers to camping, people think of camping in the mountains or on the beach. But, there is no need to go that far! Falls Lake offers great camping grounds as well as activities that are great for large groups.
When Motor Boatin suggests camping at Falls Lake, many people are worried that there won’t be much to do like there would be at the beach or in the mountains. But, there is no worry about that.
A few recreation activities offered at Falls Lake that are regularly only in the mountain or beach camp sites are:
Jet Skiing. With Motor Boatin located on Falls Lake, there is very easy access to jet skis. There are even the rental options available at the beach such as jet skis by the hour, half day, or entire day. Jet skiing is one of the most desired activities when camping at the beach and now, there is no need to go all the way to the Carolina coast.
Boat Rental. Boat rental in Raleigh, NC? Sounds crazy! Nope, Motor Boatin can rent a boat for the day to enjoy out on Falls Lake. We offer a variety of boats that can be great for any group camping out at Falls Lake.
Trail Hiking. Need a break from the water? Get out and hike the beautiful trails around Falls Lake just like trail hiking in the North Carolina mountains.
When camping with a large group, it can be hard to please everyone. Even further, many people will like camping in the mountains or camping at the beach. Falls Lake in Raleigh offers a great solution to camping and enjoying the water and land out at Falls Lake. For more information on Falls Lake or to book a day on the water, contact Motor Boatin now.
When vacationing somewhere tropical, many resorts or beaches have jet ski rentals right on the beach. This makes it so easy to rent and go! But, back at home, that can be hard. The jet ski rental companies on the beach typically rent by the hour.
Motor Boatin wants to make a trip to Falls Lake like a trip to the beach – we now offer jet ski rentals by the hour! This allows families in the Raleigh area the most time to do the most they can while at Falls Lake.
A few other things the watersport specialist suggest doing while at Falls Lake, in addition to jet skiing, are:
Rent a Boat at Falls Lake. While jet skiing in Raleigh is great, so is renting a boat in Raleigh for half of a day. Renting a boat on Falls Lake allows for tubing, water skiing, or just relaxing.
Fish on Falls Lake. After renting a jet ski in the morning and are out on a boat at Falls Lake in the afternoon, enjoy fishing! Falls Lake is a quieter lake than Jordan Lake which means we can offer great fishing opportunities.
Falls Lake offers a camping area which will allow guests to stay with us for days and try all the recreational activities we can offer such as swimming, hiking, rock climbing, jet skiing, boating, and more.
Does it sound like it is time for a local vacation? Instead of going to a tropical beach, come out to Falls Lake in Raleigh. Contact Motor Boatin to book jet ski rentals and pontoon boat rentals in Raleigh, NC.
It is officially summertime in North Carolina. Schools are out, the summer solstice has passed, and everyone is looking for a way to enjoy the beautiful weather. The team at Motor Boatin knows it can be tough with kids to know what activities they can enjoy that are also safe for them.
Many families spend time at the Falls Lake, Jordan Lake or other local lakes in the Raleigh area. But, what water activities are safe for the kids? And what if they are too scared for water sports?
4 awesome activities that kids can enjoy while at Falls Lake are:
Renting a pontoon boat for the day is a great way for the entire family to spend a day together on the water. As long as parents are accompanying and monitoring children, it is one of the safest ways to enjoy Falls Lake.
Falls Lake includes some wonderful hiking trails in the areas surrounding the lake. For adventurous and active children, hiking can be a great way to enjoy a summer day.
Unlike Jordan Lake, Falls Lake is much less populated which makes certain areas of the lake great for fishing. This is another great activity that parents and kids will love to do together!
Falls Lake has a great, dedicated swimming area that will allow for safe swimming including lifeguards on duty. While parents may want to be a little more active on the lake with jet skis or boat rentals, swimming is a great way to get kids comfortable with the lake.
There is a lot more activities that can be enjoyed at Falls Lake in Raleigh. Motor Boatin would love to help plan some family events for this coming weekend on Falls Lake. Call our team today at 919-800-9716 to start booking a weekend family outing.
Summertime in Raleigh is hot! With temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, everyone is looking for a way to cool off. Spending a day with a set of rented jet skis is a great way to cool off in Raleigh! However, many people won’t rent jet skis or boats during the summer because they think they have to go to Jordan Lake and it is too crowded.
Great news! Motor-Boatin on Falls Lake offers jet ski rentals and pontoon rentals for Falls Lake. Falls Lake is much less populated than Jordan Lake and allows for a relaxing weekend to beat the Raleigh summer heat!
3 things to know before renting jet skis or pontoon boat at Motor Boatin on Falls Lake is:
Many Renting Opportunities. It can get very hot very quickly and it may be too warm to spend the entire day on Falls Lake. No need to worry, we rent for half days, full days, or multiple days at a time.
We Focus on Safety. We rent Yahama’s Waverunner’s jet skis which are some of the safest jet skis on the market. It is very important to us at Motor-Boatin to protect our patrons but also the general public who will be spending time at Falls Lake.
Delivery Options. If a group of friends are heading to Jordan Lake or Harris Lake, but there are no jet skis left to rent, call us! We allow renters to take our Jet Skis from Falls Lake to any lake in North Carolina.
Does a Saturday with jet skis or pontoon boat on the lake sound great? Contact Motor-Boatin today to reserve a jet ski or set of jet skis for this weekend before it is too late.