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Tim Conner, M.D.

Tim Conner, M.D. started boating in 1974. He has been involved in recreational boating continuously since then. Dr. Conner has been active in boating and watersports safety education for decades.

He rode his first jet ski in 1997, and rejoined the personal watercraft arena in 2012 with a Sea-Doo GTX 155, followed by 2 supercharged SeaDoos. Scuba certification came in 1988, and he and the family have traveled the world snorkeling and scuba diving for decades. The family has recently taken up paddle boarding, with wakeboards and kitesurfing the next challenges for my adult kids. See the About page for more.

Do Jet Skis Have Brakes? How Do They Work?

Jet skis now come with methods for slowing down in much shorter distances. But you need to understand how the braking systems work on these crafts, because jet skis behave differently than boats or cars while slowing down. SeaDoo and Yamaha use their own dedicated iBR and RiDE braking system technologies. These are not brakes in the traditional sense. Rather, …

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Steps To Change Oil In A Sea-Doo: Complete Guide

Buying a jet ski is not cheap. It is a goos idea to perform regular maintenance to preserve performance, safety and value. Sea-Doo has a broad range of PWC’s. The maintenance of a Sea-Doo PWC isn’t difficult if you follow the manufacturer’s guide. We change our oil at the intervals recommended or once per year …

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Do You Need a License to Ride a Jet Ski? How Old in Each State?

Jet skiing can be great fun during the summer! Getting a fine for breaking your state’s boating laws is not as fun! When it comes to the boating laws in each state, we’ve got you covered!  Boating laws vary from state to state. The minimum age to operate a personal watercraft in any state is …

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Should you scuba dive solo? 7 Tips for diving alone

Scuba diving is a special sport that lets you explore parts of this world that most humans will never get to see. Scuba diving is an adventurer’s dream that attracts people around the world. But for full safety reasons, all divers are taught to follow the buddy system. Is there any wiggle room in the …

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This Is Why Jet Skiing Is Great Exercise: A Doctor’s View

If you think jet skiing is as simple as getting into a motorized vehicle, giving it gas, and then maneuvering your way to your final destination without any effort, think again! While it is true, riding a jet ski does take away the effort of traveling a specific distance yourself, but that does not mean …

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Is It Bad To Leave A Jet Ski In The Water? How Long Is Too Long?

Jet skis are manufactured to ride on water, and you may believe that they can easily withstand the wear and tear of being in the water. You may not think twice before leaving it in the water after a day or even an hour or two of riding. But leaving your jet ski in the …

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How to ride a jet ski with a child: an essential safety guide

A lot of kids will absolutely love the idea of going on a jet ski with a guardian. In some cases, you might notice that they are overexcited, and you might be too. During this excitement of taking your child on a jet ski with you, it is vital to keep in mind all safety precautions. So, let’s take a look at how to ride a …

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