PWC enthusiasts will always get great enjoyment from ripping up the saltwater swells but as the sun dips below the horizon and it’s time to pack up, there are a few important tasks that need to be completed, before parking the trailer and PWC. If you don’t take care of your PWC, corrosion will quickly take hold.
Here’s how to keep your watercraft in the best possible shape and corrosion-free.
Undo all electrical connectors and coat each connector with a corrosion inhibitor that will leave behind a protective film and stop the corrosive salt water from damaging wiring and components.
Use a good corrosion inhibitor that will not wash away when it is constantly in contact with water.
Reapply every few months (more often when in constant use in the summer months) to keep your PWC in the best, rust-free condition.
Start by washing the hull and the engine compartment and then give the engine a thorough freshwater flush. Most PWCs use the water they ride in for cooling and this is why it is important to flush the engine properly to remove any salt deposits that bring on corrosion.
Products that strip salt such as Salt Away can be added into the flush hose for improved salt deposit cleaning. For an engine that wins with a royal flush, always flush!
Get some air
After you’ve done an entire clean and flush of your PWC, leave the hood and seat open to reduce any condensation that might build up and to allow any residual moisture to dry off. Dry the PWC as much as possible and then let if stand open for a while.