When you are riding a personal watercraft you need to know how to get the best steering control possible. There are different systems available and a professional can help you pick the one that is right for you.
The handlebar is the main component of a PWC's steering system. It attaches to the steering column and the rudder. To steer, you need to turn the handlebars to the left and right.
There are other steering systems available like joysticks and yokes. These systems are more complicated than the handlebar system and require a bit more effort.
While the handlebar system provides good control over the PWC, you still need to understand weight distribution. Too much weight on the front or rear can throw your balance off and make steering difficult.
Another key component is the throttle. It is on the right side of the handlebars and is accessible with your index finger. You can use this to increase your speed or decrease it if you are not comfortable.
Other parts of the steering system include the nozzle and the rudder. They are connected by steering cables. The nozzle turns with the handlebars and the rudder allows the PWC to turn.
If you have a lanyard connected to your PWC's engine cut off, this can prevent it from running away. It is also a vital safety device.
For the most part, the PWC's steering system is a cinch to use. If you have some experience with motorcycles, you will be better prepared for what is required.