If you're about to buy a new jet ski, then you need to think about storage. You need somewhere to dock the jet ski when you aren't using it. If you don't want to transport your machine to and from the water, then you can set up a floating dock or pontoon. You can drive your jet ski on to these products when you aren't using it to keep it dry and secure.
Before you buy a pontoon, it's particularly important to make sure you choose the right size. How can you do this?
1. How Many Jet Skis Do You Own?
If you only have one jet ski, then you can buy a single pontoon. All you have to do is to make sure that you choose a dock size that is big enough to take the length and width of the model you've chosen. However, if you already own jet skis or are buying multiple models, then you'll need to size your pontoon area accordingly. You need a floating dock that is big enough to hold all your jet skis.
Remember that each one will need its own space; you don't want to cramp multiple machines too close together. This increases the chance of damage and makes it harder to get each jet ski on and off the dock.
2. Do You Want Walkaround Access?
A slimline pontoon doesn't give you much room around the jet ski itself. You might not be able to walk around the vehicle when it is docked. Walkaround access is a good thing to factor into a pontoon purchase. For a start, having some extra room around the jet ski where you can walk safely makes it a lot easier to get on and off the vehicle.
This is also a useful working space. You get a dry and secure place to stand while you flush the machine, make minor repairs or winterise it. It's a lot easier to do these jobs on a dock surface than in the water; you also don't need to take the jet ski out of the water to work on it.
3. Do You Want a Flexible Solution?
If you don't think you'll ever own more than one standard jet ski, then you can install a basic floating pontoon. Your docking needs aren't likely to change. However, if you think that you might upgrade to a bigger model or invest in more machines in the future, then you can get ahead of the game by using a modular product. These pontoons come in multiple parts that slot together. You decrease or increase the size by removing or adding new pieces.
For more advice on choosing the right size of jet ski pontoons, contact local suppliers.