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 on: August 05, 2018, 07:32:02 PM 
Started by cobia1742 - Last post by cobia1742
I have dropped mine in the water numerous times. Sometimes if it gets wet (like it falls in the water) the mic will quit working. I put it in a zip lock bag with rice or damp rid overnight and it's fine.

 on: August 04, 2017, 02:26:18 PM 
Started by cobia1742 - Last post by cobia1742

Ride Safety (please read all the way to the end)

Riding safe is “no accident”. Here’s some tips on riding safe in a group:

A. Always maintain a safe distance in front of your ski. Close enough you can see the guy in front of you in the turns, far enough back you have time to stop quickly if needed.
 B. Use hand signals especially if you slow down quickly.
 C. Always monitor the Jet Ski behind you. If the rider behind you disappears, please slow down and stop. Stay where you are and let the ride leader see what happened (no need to waste more gas than necessary). The ride leader cannot see everyone so it is up to individuals to help. If you are not seeing the guy in front of you…it means you are going too slow…pick up the pace. If you get too far behind- remember to “follow the bubbles” and it will lead you to the group. No bubbles and don’t know where to go? Stop and wait. Do not “drive around looking for the group” or the leader may never find you.
 D. In smaller channels, we ride in single file- this makes for a much better ride for everyone. If we ride 4 abreast, the riders 3 or 4 skis back get a lousy choppy ride. No fun in that…
E. Do not- I repeat DO NOT EVER ride alongside the ride leader or in his/her blind spot. If he turns- he may or may not see you. He/she is watching the path or looking at the GPS and may turn right into you.
 F. On a skinny part of the river, always slow down for small boats, kayaks and fisherman. In FL, you are responsible for your own wake. Capsize someone and you are responsible. If the river is wider, we’ll stay as far away from them as possible (the other side of the river).
 G. Go slow in No Wake areas
 H. Go slow in all Harbor/Marinas and Ramp areas (sign or no sign, this is just common sense)
 I. If you have to leave the ride, make sure the leader knows you are departing on your own so we do not come looking for you.
 J. Horseplay:
 Being outdoors in the sun jumping wakes and splashing around is always fun. Sometimes it’s fun to splash each other too, right? Oh course, some people might take offence to that, maybe even getting angry about it. More importantly…it’s just not safe. I’m sure everyone has heard horror stories about people playing around splashing each other and then they hit a funny wake or mis-calculate the turn and the skis collide. Forget the damage to the ski’s…people can get seriously hurt or killed doing this. Don’t say “this would never happen to me”, that’s why they are called accidents. I know a bunch of us are guilty (myself included) of splashing each other, but it’s just not worth the risk. Our club promotes safe, smart riding…we need to set the example and discontinue this type of “fun”. I guess we’ll have to find a different way to splash someone that’s safe, like when the ski is not on a plane. Maybe turn your “pisser” on and catch them idling around (LOL)? I’ll come up with something…

 on: August 04, 2017, 02:24:37 PM 
Started by cobia1742 - Last post by cobia1742
Over the next few weeks I plan to do a mini-series of classes (JETSKI 101) on things people should know about riding jetskis with SCJR. It’s more for the new folks but perhaps others may learn something too. This weeks mini-class is on FUEL. SCJR is all about riding rivers. Most rides are planned around a tank of fuel. As that's cutting it close...we carry extra fuel to insure we can get back in case something unexpected happens (like someone broke down…towing can use a lot more fuel, wind or current going back can use more fuel, a detour to get around a thunderstorm, or we just decide to go a little further than planned). Before a ride, the ride leader will tell everyone the expected round trip miles for that trip. Everyone should have a pretty good idea how many miles per gallon (mpg) of gas your ski gets. With that knowledge, you should know how much fuel you will need for a trip (and how much extra fuel you should carry). I ride a 2011 FXHO with the 1800 engine. From experience I know if I’m easy on the throttle I can get 6 mpg. On a 90 mile round trip ride I will consume my whole tank of fuel (so I would carry 5 extra gallons of fuel as a backup). Older FXHO’s with the 1100 engine get around 8 mpg. Likewise supercharged (or turbo charged) engines will get less mpg. My old Honda consistently got 8 mpg if I could stay out of the turbo mode. Everyone should know how many mpg your skis gets so you can bring the correct amount of fuel for a ride. Still not sure how to do that? After the next ride get the actual miles traveled from the ride leader. When you fill your ski note the gallons you consumed. Say you rode 80 miles and consumed 14 gallons of fuel. 80 miles divided by 14 gallons is 5.7 mpg. Easy!
 We travel to a lot of remote area’s. It’s important you know how much fuel to carry on a ride. I hope you found this info helpful.

 on: July 07, 2017, 07:28:52 AM 
Started by cobia1742 - Last post by cobia1742
Water is still coming up ever so slowly. Since it's still kind of low...this seems like a great weekend for someone the earn the coveted "Squirrel Award" So...let's try the Loughmans Ride again but this time we are going all the way there. We'll meet at the Hwy 520 ramp at 9 AM Sunday. Pack extra fuel if you drive a thirsty ski and we can give Loughmans another chance on serving us lunch. I'll call them to warn them we are coming. If you plan to go e-mail me so I can give Loughmans a head count on how many riders to expect.

See y'all there!

 on: June 22, 2017, 01:01:21 PM 
Started by cobia1742 - Last post by cobia1742
Well, after a year of problems accessing the club forum...we figured out the problem and I can now post to the forum again. Wahoo! Thanks Doug!
Even though the water has been very low around FL, we still managed to get in some good riding this year. We did a recon ride up around the Satilla River (in GA) earlier this year and found some new area's to ride. We did the Rodman Dam Trip in the spring (water was barely high enough). We also did a trip from St Augustine to Fernandina Beach (also south to Fort Matanza), and we just came back from our Lake Jocassee/Lake Keowee Trip to South Carolina.  Now that the rainy season is upon us...look for lot's of local river riding (starting with this coming weekend!). Our Jensen Beach trip, a FL keys trip, and our Kissimmee River SP trips are also just around the corner. Check the club schedule for more details. We may also do a fall campout on the SJR since we were not able to do it this past spring (water too low). Watch your e-mail for details and I'll see you on the water!

 on: June 22, 2017, 12:29:52 PM 
Started by cobia1742 - Last post by cobia1742
The St Johns River is starting to come up. Looks like a good time to do a reconnaissance ride to see how far we can ride north. We'll launch at Hwy 520 (in the water at 9 AM, north side of Hwy 520 at the public ramp) and run north and then south (so bring extra fuel). We'll eat lunch at Lone Cabbage. 

 on: June 22, 2017, 10:44:40 AM 
Started by cobia1742 - Last post by Captain Bill
admin test

 on: June 22, 2017, 10:37:29 AM 
Started by cobia1742 - Last post by cobia1742
test 11:38 am 06/22/17

 on: June 22, 2017, 09:00:54 AM 
Started by cobia1742 - Last post by berger322
admin test post 06/22/2017

 on: June 21, 2017, 04:35:59 PM 
Started by cobia1742 - Last post by Rowdy_Gator
Mine works great.  Had one get wet and Sena replaced the boom assembly free of charge. 

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