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Protect Your Jet Ski or PWC with Salt-Away

Protect Your Jet Ski or PWC with Salt-Away!

Extremely effective at flushing salt out of the cooling water jacket of inboards, I/Os and personal watercrafts. A special salt-removal concentrate prevents salt build up inside the engine before corrosion can begin, and provides long-lasting protection.
    •    Mixer unit (sold separately) connects with garden hose on one end, and motor flusher on the other end
    •    Concentrate is dispensed with fresh water at the appropriate ratio
    •    32 oz. concentrate yields eight applications for motor flush and 24' boat washdown
    •    Excellent for accessing radar tower, flying bridges, outriggers, masts, and other hard-to-reach areas

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Use Salt-Away Prevent Corrosion and Damage from Salt Water

Salt-Away is a Motor Flush for inboard, outboard, I/O and personal watercraft motors and an exterior salt removing treatment. Salt-Away is water based, non-hazardous, biodegradable, and contains properties that attack and remove salt from any surface. Repeated use with Salt-Away will break down and remove old salt and rust deposits. Safe for use on any metal, aluminum, fiberglass, paint, rubber, plastic, chrome, glass, or any surface exposed to salt. Salt-Away will not strip away waxes, but will wash away salt and leave a protective film on the surface to protect against rusting.

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Great places to Jet Ski in Florida–Be sure to have a jet ski or PWC anchor!

Florida
Panama City Florida: St. Andrews Pass (Panama City Florida where the St. Andrews Bay lets out into the Gulf) to the Shell Island side has an extremely good break but be ready for some rocks in close so riders must have complete control... Sebastain Inlet of course the inlet at Sebastain State Park is totally wilder either the north or south sides. (I would recommend the south for more big breaks but sharks are a problem) but just a few miles up the coast is a really good reef break (Spanish house) there will be a few cars parked of the side of a1a and a lot of surfers in the water,,, Don't get to high since this awesome break is from a very shallow reef which will catch the ass end of your ski and leave you stranded in a rough wall of water.

Florida-Central
A great place is Ponce de Leon Inlet on the east coast of central Florida. It sits just below Daytona Beach and north of New Smyrna. Although he lives in Orlando and has a choice of over 100 lakes within a 50 mile radius of his house, he prefers to drive the hour and a half to Ponce. It's always worth it! he'll take a lousy 3' wave over a flat lake any day!

The great thing about it is that it costs nothing to park or launch. FREE, baabeee! You can't beat that. There's a concrete ramp and a paved parking lot. However, the lot only has about 40 slots so get here early on a warm day. Another great thing is that if you want to get your extra gear (or even that third, fourth or fifth passenger) to the beach, you can drive into the County's Lighthouse Park ($2.00 per per person in vehicle) and be able to park within 50 yards of the beach, provided it's not a busy day.

However, no trailers are allowed in the park on weekends or holidays because of the crowds and limited space. Most people just carry their stuff to the beach via their PWC and leave their vehicles in the public lot near the ramp. On a good day, when there's an east or southeast wind and the tide is rolling out, you'll have 6-8' waves along the south jetty. In the center of the channel, I've seen rolling swells reach 10'. If the winds are not in your favor, you'll still get 3-5' waves which are nothing to be ashamed of. If a hurricane just happens to run up the coast as Floyd did a while back, you can count on huge swells in the deeper water and rocking action along the south jetty! Just be careful of floating debris at those times.

There are restrictions on where you can ride. If caught in the "no-no" zones, be prepared for a fine. New Smyrna mandates that all PWC stay 1500' from shore to protect the swimmers and surfers. So, it's not worth traveling south of the south jetty. Going north of the north jetty, you need to stay 300' from shore. No beaching until you reach Ormond Beach. As long as you stay in the Inlet, you can beach anywhere you like on the north or south sides. But (and that's a BIG BUT), there are pending ordinances to restrict these areas even further (like every other place in the country). Be sure to check with Volusia County Sheriff's Department for current details.

Florida-Southwestern
Sarasota County, Venice, FL. Take I-75 to exit 35, not 35A, just exit 35, which is Jacaranda road. Turn right off the exit, go down 2 traffic lights to Venice Ave., and turn right. Take that all the way down onto the island to the end of Venice ave. turn right at the stop sign. Turn left on the next stop sign. You will come up to Higel park boat launch on the right. From there you can go out to the gulf of Mexico by goin left on your pwc, or go straight into Roberts bay (sports rec area). When you go to the gulf..... you'll go through the jetti. You can beach off South Jetti, but not North Jetti. Waves are big, I 've seen them about 8' rollers. Roberts Bay is an "excellent" place to freestyle jetski, but no big waves in there. Everything is free, launching and parking. Camping is on U.S 41 about 5-6 miles north of Venice ave. It's called Oscar Shears state park. It costs about $15 per night.


Places to launch:
Desoto County Sunny Breeze Golf Course (AKA: Liverpool) Just South of Fort Ogden, turn at the entrance to Sunny Breeze Golf Course and follow road all the way to the end. (There are some curves and turns, just stay on the "main" road). You will see the boat ramp and picnic pavilion at the end.

Charlotte County Harbor Heights Park. From I-75 get off at exit 30 and head towards Harbor Heights. Watch for "park and boat ramp sign". Nice picnic area with tables and pavilions. There are other places to launch but these two seem to be the best and easiest to find. Your best bet is to stock up on gas and also pack a lunch. There is a restaurant with gas north of the boat ramp at Sunny Breeze Golf Course called "Nav-a-Gators".


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Use a Sand Stake as a Beach Anchor to Keep your Boat, Jet Ski, or PWC in Place

Use a Sand Stake as a Beach Anchor to Keep your Boat, Jet Ski, or PWC in Place.  Keeping your boat, jet ski, or PWC in place at the beach or in the sand is a big task!   We at SandShark anchor have came up with the solution to your problem.  We have the best sand stake beach anchor for your boat, jet ski, PWC, or personal watercraft.  Simple turn it into the beach or sand and "no more worrying" about your watercraft floating away.  So the next time your in the market for a sand stake beach anchor take a look at the SandShark Anchor's!

Jet Ski or PWC Beach Sand Stake Anchor

Beach Sand Stake Anchor

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Great places to anchor or take your PWC or Jet Ski in Michigan

Michigan 

Report: Houghton Lake - Michigan's largest inland lake. The biggest lake I've ever been on (Great
lakes not included). About 30 minutes west of 75 on route 55. Highly commercialized and a big tourist spot. Resorts surround the lake. This lake offers a great cruising environment with lots of different scenery around the lake. If you cruise at a comfortable pace (20-30 mph) it would probably take over two hours to completely circle the lake. It does get busy on weekends, but the size of the lake can handle it. It's very clean (with the exception of weeds) and there is good jet skiing light in the summer months until well after 9 PM. The 2 big drawbacks are the shallowness and the weeds. Weeds are everywhere, there are 3 major weed beds and lots of floating masses that can come up unexpectantly. The channels are layered with weeds floating on the surface, so even though there is gas available you have to go back in channels to get it. I'd recommend swimming it in, don't try to run the motor on top of weeds. I usually have to get off at least once during a ride to clean out seaweed from the intake. Houghton is also very shallow, I believe the deepest parts are about 20 feet (I have yet to see them). There are also multiple sand bars extending hundreds of yards off some of the points. Water can be as shallow as a foot even hundres of yards out. Most jet skis recommend water 2 feet or deeper. Because of the shallowness the lake is full of pontoon boats (which don't make big wake). Very few boats out there make any wake worth trying to jump. The upside is that the lake is rarely ever smooth (usually only on cold cloudy days). I have seen waves up to 5-6 feet in the east bay when the wind was coming from the west. Although this is rare, it's a great day to be out jumping. Usually the waves are not big enough to get good air on, but big enough to give you the little jumps while going above 30 mph so that you can't get good speed. (keep in mind I only have 2! seater bikes, 3 seaters will probably handle better). If you want smooth water, the North bay is your best bet. (unless there is a strong south wind, which almost never happens) There are ramps all over the lake and some charge.

Thanks N Pond

REPORT: Everyone definitely has to check out Burt Lake in Cheboygan Michigan in Emmett County. Even if you aren't a jet skier, there are a few sandbars where people hang out and have a great time. The lake is one of Michigan's largest, close to the size of Mullet Lake. The great thing about Burt Lake is that it is not shallow, except in the sandbars. Some parts are up to 70 feet deep, and there are almost no weeds throughout the lake, except for one part of Maple Bay, where there is a small bed. The lake is very clean, and also fairly warm throughout the summer. (78-82 degrees usually.) Many boaters are on this lake on the weekends, but it's very large, so it can handle the traffic. Scarabs frequent the lake, and we all know what that means. High speeds = big waves = big air for us. 🙂 Also, there aren't too many days where the water is smooth, so it's great for jet skiers. I have a '95 Sea Doo SP with only 60 horsepower, but I still have a blast. That is until I buy my RXP. You can also safely cruise this lake at top speed without being interrupted by the DNR, as there are hardly any that frequent the lake. This is definitely my favorite lake, and my aunt has a house on the water, so I have use of a private dock. There are 2 launches either way, so everyone can use the lake. Check this one out and have fun! Sean and I'm from Michigan

 

Report: If your lookin for a great place to ride and catch some nice air, Lake Charlevoix MI is an awesome place to ride in the months of June and July..I've owned a cabin up there for 11 years. You'll find 60' boats crusin through there that are pushin some nice wake..It is definitly a place that takes experienced riders..It is a very clean lake. The town is definitly a touriest attraction in the summer...So if your sick of ridin around on little flat lakes and are ready to test your skills, this is the place to ride. It branches off Lake Michigan..There are many boat launches.

Thanks Andy of South Dakota

Report : Cass Lake in West Bloomfield, MI is a good place to ride. Sometimes the water is smooth and sometimes the water is rough so you don't know what to expect. The water is pretty clean most of the time. You dont have to take your own fuel because it has an in-water gas station. There are alot of jet skiers and boaters on the lake most of the time."David"

RAS suggests Long Lake--close to Portage, Michigan--as the best place in the area.  Try it and give us a report.

Report : We have friends who live on this lake-Long Lake. We have taken our 2 Sea-Doo's up to this lake and it is great! The lake is very clean, but at times has lots of jet skiers on it. Take your own fuel, as there is no place to get fuel on the lake. However, beware of a nasty DNR person there! (Scum on the Lake!!!) My husband got a ticket from him. He was told he was within 100 foot of the dock. (How can this man know if he was without measuring it?) My husband felt he wasn't, but thought if he argued, the ticket would be worse.) This man actually told my husband he was looking for someone else that day, but he got a ticket too. (I think this man was just pissed at all the skiers that day.) Anyway, I think it partly was because we are from Indiana, and were boating in Michigan. They don't care for out of state boaters. Part of this lake is actually in Indiana though!

Suzie from Indiana

You gotta try Silver Lake, near Hart. It's about 40 minutes North of Muskegon. Beautiful lake right on the dunes! If you have a four wheel drive, you can tow your boat through the dunes and get to the big lake. Great time if there's 5-8 footers!!

Robert likes Torch Lake - Smooth water, for the most part. But one of the most beautiful lakes you'll ever see, the water is very clear and blue. It's in the northern part of the lower peninsula of Michigan. The scenery around the lake is nice also. There is a public access on the north end of the lake with a small parking lot. There are many of cabins in the area you can rent on the lake.

REPORT: MULLETT LAKE, Michigan
Mullett is the one of the largest lakes in Michigan. It's part of an
inland waterway which connects Lake Huron, the Cheboygan River, Black River, Indian
River, and Burt Lake. Because of it's prime location (about 20 minutes south
of Mackinaw City) there's always a lot of boat traffic on there, but most of
it's cruising from Cheboygan down to Indian River. The lake itself is around
15 miles long and about two miles at the widest point.
The lake is kinda weird. One side is always rougher and the other is always
pretty calm. I've found that the East side is always a little rougher than
the West and better for jet skiing. Generally there's several large boats
each day that cruise the lake (they often come from Indian River) and are
worth the wait as their wake is excellent.
Water depth is good. At the deepest point, Mullett is over 110 feet. There
is a small sunken island on the South end of the lake, however, it's low end
not to cause a problem for jet skis. You should be able to run your jet ski
right up to shore and beach it, water depths are high enough in most
places for that.
There are very little Sheriff or DNR patrols. They most stick in the Indian
and Cheboygan Rivers. Every now and again you'll see one of their boats
going full-blast towards the Cheboygan River around 6pm. Must be their shift
change time.There's only two places to get gas on the lake. One on the North side of the
West Coast towards Cheboygan in Mullett Lake Village at the Marina and the
other at the South side on the West coast in Topinabee at the Topinabee
Market (you'll have to dock-up at the public dock and use a gas can). There
are a couple places in Indian River, but they're expensive.
I recommend jet skiing Mullett Lake on a Saturday for a couple hours and
then proceed through Indian River by 1pm and over to Burt Lake (the ride
takes about 45 minutes and is no wake most of the way). You can tie up along
the way and eat dinner or lunch if you want too. If Mullett is calm, Burt
will be rough (and vice versa).
Finally, there's one large gathering spot of boats on the weekends. In the
Southwest corner of Mullett, there's a large bay called Johnson's. It's
owned by an older lady in her 90s and the property is the largest on
Mullett Lake and has woods separating her house from the lake. Anyways,
everybody ties up in front about 20 ft. off-shore and relaxes and chills for hours on
Saturdays and Sundays and holidays. The water is always warm there and nice
and sandy with no weeds.

Dennis, Michigan

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Anchor your personal watercraft or jet ski safely at the beach and away from the rocks.

Use a SandShark Jr to Anchor your personal watercraft or small boat safely at the beach and away from the rocks.  This is a great jet ski, PWC, or dinghy anchor to keep your watercraft off the rocks or the beach.  Dock safely in shallow water to protect from hull damage.  Stores conveniently at 18"' and has an option for a padded case.  Get the best anchoring system for you PWC or Jet Ski!

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The Best PWC and Jet Ski Anchoring System just got Better

The Best PWC and Jet Ski anchoring system just got better with our new padded cases.  We now have padded cases available for all of our jet ski and PWC anchors!  Keep your front compartments from getting dinged up and use the best anchoring system available for Jet-Ski's, Personal Watercraft's, or Dinghy's.  Made for our SandShark JR and Lite Series anchors.  Take a look and don't let your watercraft's get beached or taken away with the tide!

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The Best Jet Ski and PWC Anchoring System

The SandShark JR is the best jet ski and PWC anchoring system.  Coming soon will be a padded case to protect the front compartments of your jet ski or personal watercraft.

Relax and enjoy your time on the water without having to worry about your watercraft getting beached or drifting away with the tide!  No need to beach it! Just dock it safely in shallow water close to the shore!

SandShark JR Features:

  • Stores to 18″ inches. Fits in Most PWC’s and Jet Ski’s
  • 31″ inches from Top to Bottom
  • Constructed Completely out of Stainless Steel
  • Lifetime Warranty, Top Quality and Built to Last
  • 1/2″ inch Solid Stainless Steel Auger Shaft w/3” Blade
  • Foam Grips for Comfortable Turning
  • Quick Release Pin for Easy Use and Storage
  • Corrosion Resistant, Built for Fresh or Salt Water Use
  • Proudly Made in the USA!

Forget the rest and just buy the best.  The SandShark JR the ultimate anchor for your jet ski or PWC.

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Use the SandShark Jr PWC Anchor system to safely park your Jet Ski or other PWC in shallow water.

  • No more scratches and gouges on bottom of your Jet Ski or PWC from beach or shoreline mooring with this PWC Anchor.
  • Don't park Personal Water Craft (PWC) or Jet Ski on the beach or shoreline. Safely anchor PWC in shallow water using the SandShark PWC Anchor Sysytem.
  • Portable and easily stored in PWC compartments.
  • No rust: The SandShark Jr is made of solid stainless steel.
  • Easy docking in sand or shallow water.
  • All one unit. No need to find sand or rocks. Lifetime warranty
  • No more worrying about your PWC or Jet Ski being "taken out with the tide" or "washed up on shore".

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Use a Boat or Jet Ski Sand Auger Anchor in the Water for Best Results.

We have found that when using a sand auger anchor for your boat or jet ski, it works better in the water than on the shore or beach.  The reason for this is because the moving water keeps the hole around the auger filled in.  For example, try to dig a hole a few feet into the water along a beach or shoreline.  It is impossible because the moving water keeps washing sand constantly into the hole.

When the augers are on the dry beach or shore, the hole created from placing the auger in is loose and not packed around the shaft.   When they are in the water, the water keeps the sand packed around the shaft and creates a "suction" on the auger and the shaft which is almost impossible to "pull-out".  When placed correctly an auger anchor will not be "pulled out" it will have to be "turned out".  This also keeps your watercraft away from the shore to prevent damage.  So better holding power and less damage!

The next time you parked your boat, jet ski, or pwc at the sandy beach put your auger anchor in the shallow water rather that the dry beach.  Enjoy!

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