Summer is almost over and many of us will store our boards away after summer ends. Winter will then kick in soon with its own unique sports and experiences.
As the person in charge of Tech support I started receiving multiple question regarding how to winterize my Jetsurf board and I decided to share some suggestions with you that may help you better understand how and what to do.
Definitely winter times are not the same for everyone and some of us will probably still continue to ride during the winter.
Here are some recommendation for those who are going to store their boards for the winter/cold periods of the year.
Make sure the board is completely clean and clear from water, gunk, debris, etc.
We recommend you flush the board’s cooling system if you are using your board in salt water and make sure there is no salt water or even salt crystals left in the cooling system and in general anywhere inside and outside the board.
*New flush hoses which are recommended are available for purchase on our website.
We highly recommend you follow the user manual for the lubrication procedures and make sure that you use quality products so that you give your board the best possible care it deserves.
It is also important to make sure it has a nice thin film of lubrication over the engine and also the plastic and silicone parts
*Make sure that your lubricants won’t harm any of the board’s components.
Periodic Charging and starting the board:
We highly recommend you charge or at the very least check the board’s voltage no longer than once every 60 to 90 days if the board is stored in a place with standard room temperature. If the board is stored a very cold room without any heating, it should be charged at least every 30 to 45 days. In the board there is a LiPo battery that requires us to maintain a certain amount of voltage in the ICU, by connecting it and verifying the charge it will prevent problems that can occur due to a lack of charging such as low voltage in the ICU or even prevent a complete loss of and having the need to replace the ICU completely or only the batteries.
Before checking/verifying the charge, starting the board can be a great thing to help maintain engine lubrication and moving parts from having possible future issues.
Always make sure your board is stored with the engine cover/lid open in order to release all the humidity from the board and to make sure there is no humidity inside the engine compartment. Be sure to disconnect the fuel lines and even store the board without the fuel tank inside, do this even while transporting the board.
Always dry the board, engine compartment, and all components completely, make sure to do this after every time you use your Jetsurf board.
Hope you enjoyed this information and found it useful.
Your Jetsurf Guru.
Please feel free to reach out to us for any further questions, doubts, and or suggestions at Support@Jetsurfusa.com