I am working on a project
described here at Home
and I want to jet ski from Aruba
to the US. I'm here to get a dose of reality that I cant get on PWC
message boards from real navigators.
My plan is to ship a new jet ski to Aruba
and travel counter clockwise North. This will be a world record
I will carry some additional equipment
beyond that required by the coast guard such as a plb, gps
, ect as described on website. I'll carry an additional 15 gallons of fuel
in 5 gal containers. PWC
stock holds 18 gallons. 7mpg. Largest open water
distance DR to Turks. I'll carry at least 1 gallon of water
. and have a few snacks on board as well
Here are my questions...
#1 FEASIBILITY>Anybody see this as undoable? Why? What alterations should I do to make it happen?
#2 GAS>Will I have any trouble getting gas? Yamaha uses reg unleaded, seadoo premium
#3 SLEEPING>Where to sleep, do you think I can get people in the marinas
to offer me a berth for a night or two while I am at each marina?
. Any guess as to how to get parts
#5 Theft. Will I need to stay at marinas
to keep my machine from disappearing? I'll have a cable lock. And machine has electronic key fob for starter control. I've been unable to get insurance-so when its gone its gone.
#6 Marinas. Can I expect to just show up at marinas...seeing I'm on a PWC? I'm guessing I'm small enough where I should fit just about anywhere? What do you think I will pay for transit fees
? What's a shower
#7 What's a sailor got to tell a jet skier?
Response to this question requires assistance to another question.. Call it constructive criticism.
#8 I have gotten permission from BVI government
for going through their waters. Any other places people know where jet skiis are not permitted in the Caribbean
What else did I forget? -that not here or
on the website
Much appreciated...And hoping for not to much unwarranted ridicule.