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    remote control jet ski.

    I was at the lake today and saw a guy fell of his jet ski, the jet ski was far away from him so I decide to give him a ride. Before I can offer I my help this guy took out a tiny control and remote started the jet ski and guard the jet ski back to him . The jet ski is running idle speed only....... I didn't ask him what product it is as I figure it must be a common add on to a jet ski. But I can't seem to find any information anywhere.


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    are you sure was not a dream? lol . that is new for sure.

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    I hope not just talk to another friend that was with me he talked to that guy. It does not control direction, it just make the ski goes big circle. And when the jetski get to up wind he will stop it and let the wind carry it back. When I saw him he was in the way of the "big cycle" it look like ski come to him. Either way, it is still a cool thing to have.

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    I wonder if he was using the Zapata EMK remote, however, it wouldn't seem likely if the remote was small, and if it was a ski, pretty much need a larger PWC

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    Maybe he mod it himself, I will see if I can see him next time an ask him. If not I might mod one myself, should not be hard.

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    What lake

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    I believe back in the "old'n" days of early stand up jet skis... before lanyards were a requirement... the ski would default to idle throttle position and the steering would default to full turn so the dismounted rider could swim to the craft, plus the ski wouldnt wouldn't keep going in a straight line if someone fell off. Maybe the sitdown skis are designed to do the same if there is no steering input. Easy to test and see. Drive with no steering input and see if the ski eventually goes into a tight turn. I think they might because its a mandated requirement to do so. This guy may have just added a remote start to his ski and wired it to bypass the lanyard switch...unless he was riding a really old standup.

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    The older Kawi sit downs have a spring mounted on the steering mechanism that would make the ski circle if it remained running. The stand-ups did not have anything, the pump thrust vs relatively light weight of the craft would just cause it to "kick" to one side and circle. I have had mine fall over sideways with the pole still upright and continue to travel in a straight path until my bro-in-law spun and splashed wake in front of it and it finally turned.

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