I'm not sure you are ready judging from some of the comments, like that ag fuel tank
sprayer. I have been on a few skis and I'm no expert, but keeping it balanced is critical.
First thing I would do is study the issue and plan a specific route
knowing what fuel
stops would be available.
Next, I'd get with a jet ski manufacture or at least a large dealer and explain what you want to do. Solicit support from them to modify the craft for such a voyage.....this would be a great marketing
tool for them, they should give you the jet ski!
I'd consider putting a bow rail around you for a dryer ride. I'd cover it with hypalon over the rail and snap it to the hull
....keep windage in mind too. On the inside of this cover I'd have small pockets with flaps to store stuff in (like backpacking foods). I'd use a motorcycle soft saddle bag behind my position. I'd also consider a small windshield.
I'd also look for redundancy under the engine
cover. A larger alternator
, spare ignition and plugs stored, oil
and lubes and probably another impeller with tools. IMO, there is no stock jet ski made that I would trust my life with for such a trip without custom mods being done.
Since jet skis are used as emergency
crafts by life guards, I would not be too concerned about the height of the seas or rough seas since the power/weight ratio would probably fly you over anything out there, but it will also take great skill and physical enduance.....start a running and swimming program!
While an American was shot on a Texas
lake by druggies not long ago...who was on a jet ski, I would think you would see anyone getting close and you could probably out run or avoid most anyone. So, as to security
, I'd think you could avoid trouble and who would chase down one guy on a jet ski? Not much to profit from doing that....
Lastly, you'd probably still get the fame and your record
with a support boat behind you! That's something your sponsors could take care of and you wouldn't have a gas problem.
Just don't buzz my boat....thanks! Good luck....