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7 Best GoPro Jet Ski Mounts For Capturing The Best Films

If the sun’s out, then it’s time to grab the GoPro and jump on the jet ski for an epic day out there on the water.

But there’s just one problem…how do you mount it? And where do you mount it? And most importantly….how do you know it aint going to fall off when you’re blasting along in heavy chop?

A conundrum that’s been puzzling PWC owners for years now. Fortunately, I’ve done the research to find you some reliable solutions.

These are the best jet ski mounts for a GoPro:

1. GoPro Handlebar Mount For Jet Ski

Depending on the make/model of your jet ski, you may be able to mount your GoPro right there on your handlebar. It’s really down to your handlebar type and typically it’s the rec-lite or performance jet skis which allow you to mount straight onto the handlebars.

2. GoPro Suction Cup Mount

To save the plastics on your jet ski for a better resale value, you’ll want to go with a suction cup mount. Some of the cheaper ones on Amazon are just flimsy and fall off easily, but the proper mounts from GoPro are awesome. That is – if you mount them on a flat part on the front of your jet ski.

3. Floating Suction GoPro Mount

Now I’ve had a few GoPro mounts over the years and my biggest fear was having the mount fall off into the water. That’s why I never leave the boat ramp without a floating GoPro mount. In fact, I’ve got 2 of these with the other in the front storage locker for my car keys.

4. RAM Mount For Jet Skis

On days when I don’t feel like riding my jet ski, I opt for the canoe or head out on the boat. And this is where I always have a RAM mount fitted for my GoPro and my cell phone.

These are made in America and are just brilliant as a product. If you don’t like the cheap Chinese stuff like myself, then you’ll feel more confident with one of these mounts on your jet ski…though they are quite pricey too. And yes, you’ll need to drill some holes so don’t drill this into a PWC that you’re planning to sell your machine anytime soon.

5. GoPro Flexible Clamp

This is my least favourite on this list. The flexibility of this GoPro mount means that there is too much bounce or flex when you’re riding at high speeds.

On the upside, you can clip this to the front of your PWC where the front locker is. I’ve known of guys who have removed the front lid so they can get a firm clip inside.

6. Headstrap Camera Mount

Again, another way to avoid drilling a GoPro mount onto your jet ski handlebar is to use a head strap. You’ll get the highest possible view where you can film the front of your jet ski hull. Better yet – your viewers will be able to see side by side as you look…while coincidently providing you with some creative sun protection!

What I love about this option is that you can use this for far more than just jet ski riding. If you’re into tow sports, then a head strap mount is perfect. The chest mount below would get in the way due to the tow rope often being held at chest height.

7. GoPro Chest Harness

I’ve left the best until last. One of the biggest problems with mounting your GoPro on the front of your jet ski is the constant bouncing of the hull on a choppy day. Even a calm day can see the video footage being too ‘bumpty’ to ever make it to YouTube standards.

If you mount your GoPro to your chest, you’ll find the video footage to be more stabilised. This is because your body is absorbing a lot of the shocks when you’re blasting across the water at more than 40 knots. I find this a better option personally than a head strap mount as there is less lean-over in the corners.

The best part? They can see the speedometer and handlebar controls. I find that the YouTube audience enjoys that view as much as the scenery as you’re riding along.

Getting Started

There you go! That’s 7 secure GoPro mounts to capture those epic moments out there on the waterways. From there, spend some quality time editing and get that footage up on YouTube! We’d love to feature it right here on Jet Ski Advice and get you some extra views.

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12 Popular Sea-Doo Spark Accessories + Upgrades Worth Considering

Right – you’ve just come home from the dealership with a brand-spanking new Sea-Doo Spark and are wanting to make it even better.

Or perhaps you’ve been out a few times and just wish it could be a little more…everything.

Disappointments aside, you’re probably not at the stage just yet that you’re listing her for sale in lieu of a more powerful jet ski. So in this guide, I wanted to show you some affordable accessories you can add to your Sea-Doo Spark so you can have more fun out there on the waterways.

Let’s begin!

Best Sea-Doo Spark Accessories and Upgrades

I did a lot of hunting around to make this super easy for you. After all, the Spark has the potential to be a better ski but at this price-point, Sea-Doo does have to cut some corners.

These Sea-Doo Spark accessories are the most popular:

1. Swimming Platform Reboarding Step

One of the best investments you’ll ever make into your new jet ski is a reboarding step. It affixes on to the ride side of the transom and has some grip so your knee doesn’t slide off. Pretty easy to install this one yourself or likewise you can take it down to the dealership if needed. Often this is an upgrade that they recommend when you’re buying the jet ski in the showroom.

2. Sea-Doo Spark Fenders

These snap-in finders which mount along your hull without any tools or drilling are a must if you dock often. After all, you want to protect your hull from damage for a decent resale value. They’re also bright red and the benefit is that they’re easy to see at nighttime launching/retrieving at the boat ramp or in setting or rising sun where glare can hamper your vision.

3. Manual Mechanical Reverse Kit

One of the biggest drawbacks of the Sea-Doo Spark is that they don’t come with iBR and it isn’t something to expect at this price point. Then again, the Spark isn’t designed as a speed demon but if you did want to install a reverse system on a Sea-Doo Spark, then this is the perfect upgrade.

4. Knee Pads

Going back to the cheap nature of the Spark, it doesn’t come with the hull cushioning that other luxury or performance-orientated jet skis have. Plus the null is quite narrow so you do have space to let your legs sit out wider, but it’s nice to have some knee pads so you can rest comfortably.

5. Storage Cover

If you’re going to winterize your Sea-Doo Spark, one of the key accessories is having a cover. This way you can avoid dust, critters and mould from building up over the winter months. While you can get cheaper covers on Amazon, I do advocate that you spend that extra coin on proper Sea-Doo covers as they fit like a glove.

6. Front Deflector and Cargo Bin Compartment

If you want your Sea-Doo Spark to not only look a little different but have some storage for a towel and water bottle, then this is what you need. I was blown away by how easy this is to install (about 10 minutes) and the drain holes at the bottom meant that any water that got in didn’t hang around. It’s not water-proof but if you’re just coasting around then you won’t have much to worry about.

7. LinQ Base Kit

You might think this small little attachment plate doesn’t fit this list so well, but it does! By installing the LinQ Base Kit you’ll actually open up a whole world of options including being able to mount an extra gas can, a fishing rod system or a cooler on the back of your Sea-Doo Spark. Well worth it for the minimal price you’ll pay for this.

8. Handle Grips

The stock Sea-Doo Spark grips are pretty ordinary so a great upgrade is installing some more ergonomic grips to hang on to. I recommend these which you’ll typically see on performance and luxury jet skis and they’re designed for larger hands.

9. Speed Tie Mooring Docking System

What is this weird contraption you might ask? Well, it’s designed to make your docking so much better. Essentially, it’s a retractable tie down line for use at the boat ramp and the dock. It’s not cheap but if you struggle with this part of your day and messing around with ropes, then it’s well worth it. To install, I recommend checking out some YouTube videos as Sea-Doo themselves are a bit vague with their instruction manual.

10. Spark Rear Deck Grip Floor Mat Gripper

Once the rear of your Sea-Doo Spark gets wet, things can get a little slippery, unfortunately. This is why I’m always recommending new owners to get some gripper foam. While you can get some cheap materials from the hardware store used on RVs, Sea-Doo has its own proper floor mats which will make getting back onboard so much easier and safer!

11. Tow Pro Ski Pylon Spotter and Wake Board Rack

While I don’t advocate that you use the Sea-Doo Spark for tow sports, some people do use it for taking the kids around the lake at slow speeds. If that’s you, then getting the ski pylon is a must as it’ll stop the rope from potentially getting wrapped in the impeller.

12. Spark PWC Extended Range Variable Trim System (VTS)

The Variable Trim System upgrade for the Sea-Doo Spark is one of the better accessories to invest in, provided you’ll keep your PWC for the long term. In simple terms, the VTS on a Sea-Doo Spark adjusts your angle on the water so you can tilt down slightly, tilt up slightly or stay perfectly flat. It all depends on the conditions at the time and if you’re doing jumps or towing others. Certainly one great feature to have which you’ll find on many luxury jet skis!

In Summary

There we have it! 12 awesome accessories and upgrades that you probably didn’t know about. I hope these can help you enjoy a better day out there on the waterways without breaking the bank.

Also…unlucky 13 would be a pair of Sea-Doo Spark mirrors. Generally I don’t recommend these as you can’t rely on them in the same way that you rely on car mirrors, but for a beginner, they do give some peace of mind.

If you’re wanting to use your Spark for fishing, then start with the very low cost LinQ attachment I featured above. This will open up more possibilities including the Sea-Doo cooler which does fit the Spark easily.

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9 Best Jet Ski Cooler, Fishing And Storage Racks

One of the biggest challenges with owning a jet ski is where to store stuff such as your cooler, fishing rod and boards. That front storage locker is way too small for your toys!

Fortunately, there are numerous people who have come up with some great solutions!

Best Storage Racks For Jet Skis

These are aftermarket accessories that you mount on to your jet ski, either on the side, rear or, in the case of fishing rod mounts, even on the front.

So in this guide, I want to give you some inspiration to improve the carrying capabilities of your jet ski so you can do more out there on the waterways.

On this list I’ve included:

  • Racks for holding wakeboards, tubes and surfboards
  • Racks and coolers which fit on the rear swimming platform
  • Racks for fishing rods (rocket launchers, as we call them in Australia)
  • Even racks for mounting a speargun on a jet ski

Best of all – these products ship internationally, so whether you live in Australia, the United States, Europe or New Zealand, you’ll be able to trick up your PWC in no time.

Let’s begin.

1. Jet Tech Universal Board Racks

The boys here in Australia have created what I believe is the perfect rack system for tow sports. They certainly don’t come cheap, but the kit allows you to hold wakeboards, surfboards and more with ease. Instead of mounting on the rear swimming platform, they’re right out of the way with plenty of leg space!

2. Extreme Max Aluminum Jet Ski PWC Fishing Rod Rack and Cooler Combo

For the guys who like to go jet ski fishing, buying a rack system that holds your cooler, rods and extra fuel cans is a great way to go. Fortunately, Extreme Max has made their model reasonably affordable while being able to pair with RotoPax’s own fuel systems. This is a real case of bringing your own Esky/Cooler but they provide accurate internal dimensions of 29.5 x 20.5 x 13 inches. Personally, I’d go with an esky slightly smaller and you can always fill the gap with a beach towel or spare life jacket.

3. GTW Universal Hitch Mount Cooler & Rod Holder Rack

If you want something a little cheaper then this carrier designed for golf cars fits equally well on to a jet ski swim platform. It’ll carry a slightly smaller cooler allowing space to still move around easily on the rear of your jet ski. The 5 fishing rod holders are a slight overkill but the price is very reasonable on this one!

4. Jet Tech Speergun Rack for Jet Skis

Yes, Jet Tech makes this list again as they really have thought of everything with their innovative product range. Some real Australian innovation at play here! If you’re someone that wants to head out fishing with your jet ski but with a spear gun, then you’ll certainly want to mount it professionally. This is where these guys come in handy!

5. Sea-Doo LinQ Rack Fastener Quick Release Accessory Latch Kit

Sometimes the most complex things are not only super easy, but they’re quite cheap too. That’s why the LInQ system from Sea-Doo was born. It’s a basic mounting bracket that allows you to mount things to your jet ski without drilling holes and damaging the top deck of your hull.

6. Jet Tech Rod Holder

Yet again Jet Tech makes the list here with their fishing rod holders designed exclusively for personal watercraft. No drilling into your precious hull and destroying your resale value. Having looked on Amazon USA, I couldn’t find anything recently that solved my problem but luckily I stumbled across Jet Tech which really does solve a problem in the market for fishermen. This device literally just clamps on and you’re in business!

7. Sea-Doo New OEM Wake Board Rack

Sea-Doo has their own wakeboard rack system which works reasonably well, unless you own a Yamaha or Kawasaki, of course. Still, their patented design fits almost their entire line up for those who want to do tow sports and not have to carry the board with them or strap it to the rear swim platform.

8. TC-Home Wakeboard Combo Wake Tower Rack

Right – this wakeboard mount is designed primarily for boats yet I’ve come across several jet ski owners sporting this on my local waterways here in Queensland. It’s pure 6061 aluminium meaning it won’t rush as easily while the brace can be mounted to the Jet Tech rod holder shown above.

9. Sea-Doo New OEM Tow Pro Ski Pylon Spotter and Wake Board Rack

While certainly not that popular, it’s worth checking out this wakeboard rack which doubles as a ski pylon. One of the biggest challenges that I’ve experienced with tow sports is keeping the rope away from the impeller, which is why something like this is high on my recommendation list.

In Summary

There we have it! Some really awesome mounting options to keep your boards, coolers and the rest of your gear safe and sound. This way you can focus on the horizon with the throttle pinned hard! Have I missed anything which I should have included? If so – reach out! I always enjoy seeing new products reaching the market.

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6 Best Two-Stroke Oils for a Jet Ski (Yamaha, Sea-Doo & Kawasaki)

As part of your jet ski ownership, you’ll need to add some two-stroke oil quite often. But which one should you choose? That’s where I’ll come in.

Through my research, I figured out the most popular brands that many owners are using. I followed the conversation in a Facebook group recently and came up with these findings.

The most popular 2-stroke oil for a jet ski are:

1. Yamaha Yamalube Watercraft 2-Stroke Oil

The first on my list is Yamalube by Yamaha which is perfect for the Yamaha owners among us. You can buy this in bulk if you’re wanting to not just save a few dollars, but you won’t catch yourself out if one drum isn’t enough.

2. Sea-Doo PWC Synthetic Jet Ski Oil for Two Strokes

Of course, Sea-Doo has its own brand of jet ski oil. The best is their XPS series E-TEC and you’ll find it at 293600133 on Amazon. I notice it’s a little more expensive if you purchase this in smaller quantities.

3. Maxima Castor 927 2-Stroke Racing Premix Oil

If you don’t want to use the PWC oil from the 2 main manufacturers, then aim for Castor 927 which is popular as refined castor oil. It’s especially ideal for those of us who like to ride jet skis in salt water as its corrosion and rust protection properties are simply excellent. Not only this, but it’s biodegradable meaning it isn’t harmful for those of us who ride through sensitive environments.

4. Valvoline 2-Cycle Marine Motor Oil

Another great option to consider is Valvoline oil for outboard engines. This certainly isn’t my first choice as it’s really designed for outboards and other 2-stroke engines but if that’s all you have available, then you can get by for now with this.

5. Lucas Oil Semi-Synthetic 2-Cycle Oil

If you’re on the search for semi-synthetic oil for a personal watercraft, then Lucas makes a great choice. Before you buy this one, I’d be checking your particular make/model with your local dealership as it’s not compatible with all engines out there.

6. Quicksilver Premium 2-Stroke Engine Oil for PWCs

The last on my list of recommendations actually happens to be one of the best all-rounder brands around. This is perfect for Yamaha, Sea-Doo and Kawasaki jet skis to reduce corrosion and promote longevity. Perfect if you also have a boat, a dirt bike and other machines that need 2-stroke oil. It’s priced higher but the quality is reflective of this.

Going Forward

There you have it! I highly recommend going with the oil created by the same manufacturer for your jet ski. It just makes perfect sense and you’re only paying marginally more.

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7 Best Jet Ski Goggles & Sunglasses To Protect Your Eyes

When you’re out there riding at anything more than 40-knots, I’d highly recommend sunglasses to keep the glare and salt at bay.

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Budget
Option

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Most Popular

4.7/5

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Rough Riding

5/5

All too often I see total beginners heading off to the boat ramp with no eye protection in place. It frustrates me as I know that they’ll be getting back earlier than most while feeling more exhausted.

All jokes aside, I wanted to show you what I recommend as premium eye protection for jet ski riders. The type that can stop debris, bugs and the harsh sun from damaging your pupils and ensuring that you arrive safely back to the boat ramp.

Let’s start this off now. The most popular eye protection devices for jet ski owners are:

1. Hurricane Category-5 Jet Ski Floating Goggles

I’ve met a few guys at the boat ramp who have been sporting the Hurricane Category-5 Goggles who are quite happy with their performance. But what’s even better is the price with most people purchase 2 to 3 of the same or different colors just in case. These are padded and you can get a neck strap but from what I hear, they don’t fall off that easily.

2. Ergodyne Skullerz Loki Convertible Polarized Safety Sunglasses

I spotted someone wearing a set of these sunglasses the other day and was impressed! They are designed for work in heavy-duty environments which means them ideal for protecting your eyes when riding a jet ski. The best part is that there are so many colors in stock and the strap stops these from falling off. Highly recommended if you’re looking for something that allows your face to breathe and look super cool as well!

3. Birdz Polarized Glasses For Jetskiiing

I really like this set as they have a strap that comes with the purchase. Better yet – the strap is quite wide so it doesn’t slip down when you’re riding over heavy seas or cornering hard to avoid that newbie who isn’t looking…or that buoy that popped out of nowhere! Being polarized, they’ll also help handle the sun in the early morning and late afternoon, as well as the midday glare on glassy waterways.

4. ToolFreak Spoggles, Safety Glasses and Protective Goggles

This is another set of Goggles that has drawn its inspiration towards protecting workers and it’s certainly one that can be used in watersports. Some cyclists use these to help them deal with glare while also stopping any slippage. The slippage is the last thing you want at 60-knots. I’m quite surprised by just how affordable these are as well.

5. Wildhorn Roca Snowboard & Ski Goggles

Now I would expect some people to laugh at the notion of using a pair of ski goggles for personal watercraft, but it’s definitely something I’d recommend especially if you’re someone like me who burns easily or doesn’t want to have any gaps. If you’re wearing a helmet then these goggles also fit quite well. Given these are designed for the snow, they do an excellent job of removing the glare so you can be safer around other watercraft.

6. Birdz Seahawk Unpadded Polarised Sunglasses

I really like my glasses to be padded as it creates a seal between my face and the glass, but I understand that some guys want to either have no padding or at the very least, have less padding. This is why this model rocks as the padding are minimal (mostly around the bridge of the nose) while the viewing area itself is quite large. This means that you’ll feel less like you’re always catching the view of the frame, as you might feel with the other styles.

7. Motorcycle Helmet Riding Goggles Glasses With Removable Face Mask

When riding in winter, I find that my nose runs like crazy so I grab one of these goggles to sort out that problem. Sure – I look like a futuristic protestor-slayer, but I’m out there enjoying the waterways and feeling just as good on the inside while 95% of other riders are at home in front of the fire.

In Conclussion

So I’ve shown you now my best recommended goggles that will make your life significantly easier while riding a jet ski, but it’s also wise to consider buying 2 to 3 types. This way you can gauge the differences since some of the models work better in sunny days compared to overcast days, and vice versa.

Add a few of these to your cart and I’ll catch you out there!

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