how to wash jetsurf

How to wash JetSurf after riding in salt water

Salt water is like cancer for your JetSurf. That’s why you must wash your JetSurf and get the salt water out of engine after every ride on the ocean. In this post, we will tell you and even show you how to do it.

We’ve made an instruction video for you so you can see everything with your own eyes and won’t forget anything. We will also add this video to our JetSurf service section so you will be able to find it anytime you need it.

Salt water

Before you take JetSurf on the sea, make sure you will have access to a hose with fresh water so you can wash it after riding. Always wash JetSurf and get the salt water out of the JetSurf’s engine as soon as possible. It is also good to spray on the engine some protection from moisture and rust. We are using WD-40.

Basic steps of washing process

Remember those four basic steps so you won’t forget anything in washing process:

  • outside
  • place water hose on engine cooling system output nozzle + start the engine
  • inside
  • place JetSurf on stand in 45 degrees angle

1. Outside

Start with washing JetSurf from outside. Simply spray fresh water on JetSurf and wash it with your hand to get rid of the dried salt. Don’t forget to wash handle with the throttle and the hose where the handle is connected to the board. Also, wash jet pump and exhaust in the rear part of JetSurf. I don’t recommend to wash the exhaust with a strong stream of water. If you already did, you may have to change the spark plug to start your engine again.

Wash jet pump and exhaust
Wash jet pump and exhaust

2. Place water hose on engine cooling system output nozzle + start the engine

After you wash JetSurf from outside place the hose with fresh water on engine cooling system output nozzle and let the water go through until you see the water coming out of the blue hose in the jet pump in the rear. Let the water go through for 1-2 seconds. Then start your JetSurf engine and press throttle few times to get the water out of the engine.

Place water hose on exhaust outlet
Place water hose on exhaust outlet

3. Inside

When you wash JetSurf from inside you have to be careful about not letting water get in the carburetor. Before you start washing JetSurf place your hand over carburetor to prevent the water get in. With the covered carburetor, spray water all over the engine and then activate JetSurf with shut-off key and water starts automatically pumping out with the bilge pump. The JetSurf’s bilge pump will turn off when there is no water inside anymore or sometimes even before that to prevent overheating.

Wash JetSurf from inside
Wash JetSurf from inside

4. Place JetSurf on stand in 45 degrees angle

The last step of washing JetSurf is to place it on the stand in 45 degrees angle. That angle will let rest of the water get out of the engine. I strongly recommend a put towel or something soft underneath the rear part of JetSurf to prevent damage of carbon.

Place JetSurf on stand in 45 degrees angle
Place JetSurf on stand in 45 degrees angle

Last tips

  • always dry up JetSurf the best you can
  • after you get home, open JetSurf deck and let it breathe
  • always put your foot in front of the JetSurf stand when you are placing JetSurf on it in 45 degrees angle so it won’t slide and fall down
Use your foot to secure stand against falling down
Use your foot to secure JetSurf stand against falling down

Full process of washing JetSurf

If you also have any tips or experiences with washing JetSurf, write them in comments underneath. Thanks. 

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