Watercraft owners love to play hard and fast and here are some tips on how to make your 1996 Seadoo GTI faster. Regular maintenance is imperative to keep the mechanics in top shape, but speed is definitely a draw with this type of sport craft. Get your Seadoo in top performance shape and be the envy of everyone with your faster speeds.
- Sometimes all it takes is replacing a few key parts to bring your favorite watercraft up to the performance you are craving. Start by replacing your plugs, having a fouled spark plug can be a minor repair that can solve your performance issue. Another common repair that can increase performance is replacing the impeller and ride plate. There are times the impeller can become clogged with rocks or other debris which doesn’t allow for propulsion. The ride plate can increase acceleration and provide high speed stability and improved handling. Installing a pump wedge can also gain you 2 to 4 miles per hour, by angling the pump nozzle up by about 2 degrees this fix will get the nose of your craft up and out of the water.
Regular maintenance is the key to keeping any machine running in peak performance. Always grease the drive shaft after every 5 trips in the water, to keep it free from corrosion. Also use the manufacturer’s preferred gasoline standard, not doing so could cause major engine problems that can prove to be a very costly repair. A good rule for maintenance is to at least check the main areas of the craft for needed repair at the beginning, middle and end of the season. By checking often you run less risk for having an issue arise that you were not prepared for.
- Be sure when upgrading and replacing parts you don’t make costly repairs that are unnecessary or not worth the money for the model of jet ski that you own. Sometimes it is a smart thing to consider upgrading to gain the power and performance you desire instead of wasting money and time making upgrades that won’t give you all of the desired results. With each new model year the manufacturer makes improvements to previous models, so it is possible that in the end a full model upgrade is what will be the best choice for you.