PWC's are small and maneuverable watercrafts. They are popular with fishermen and recreational boaters, and they are easy to operate. However, these vessels are designed to perform a variety of tasks, and not all of them require more than idling speed.
Before operating a PWC, you must ensure that you are wearing the proper safety equipment. This will keep you safe in the event of an emergency, and will help you stay comfortable on the water.
To operate a PWC safely, you should follow the manufacturer's instructions. You also need to understand the limitations of your craft and its capabilities. These instructions will include information on how to stop, reverse and steer. The most important factor in a successful trip is the correct speed.
When a PWC's engine idles, it can lose steering control. Luckily, many PWC's are equipped with a lanyard-type engine cutoff switch. If you aren't able to stop the engine, you can wear a life jacket to float you to safety.
In addition to wearing a life jacket, you should always make sure that you are in a safe area. This will help you avoid hitting a boat or other objects.
To prevent your PWC from sinking, you should avoid idling in shallow water. Shallow water can cause the bottom sediment to be sucked into the pump, and it can also be damaging to the PWC.
A PWC's idling speed is typically two to four mph. It may vary from model to model. Idling speeds should be set to the speed that best suits your movement pattern.