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Tim Conner

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.

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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What Are The Fastest Stock Jet Skis in 2022?

Personal watercraft are rapidly growing in popularity, and new purchases have increased for 5 straight years. If you are thinking about buying a PWC now and speed matters as much to you as it does to me, you’ll want to know which jet skis are fastest straight from the factory.  The top three fastest stock jet …

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Do Jet Skis Have Reverse? How Does It Work?

Personal watercraft ownership has grown rapidly in recent years. Some new owners may be unfamiliar with some key details of jet ski operation. There are several differences that make operating a jet ski different from driving or riding other vehicles such as boats, cars, motorcycle and ATV’s.  Most modern jet skis have a reverse feature …

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How to Foil Kiteboarding (The Complete Guide)

When you kiteboard, you hit a point where you want to start trying new things. It can range from tricks to new techniques.  Learning to foil in kiteboarding can be nerve-racking since you are going to be increasing your speed. The same skills apply, but you’re riding a hydrofoil lift board. Once you get the …

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This is Why Snorkel Masks Cover your Nose

Snorkeling is a great way to explore the beauty of coral reefs and underwater life. It requires minimum equipment, and it is relatively easy to learn. It is a very relaxing experience. One minor adjustment new snorkelers have to make at the start is learning to breathe only through their mouth. Snorkel masks cover the …

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Here’s What You Should Do with Old Kiteboarding Kites

Kiteboarding is a great hobby, but kiteboarding kites are often damaged through mistakes or simple wear and tear. Even though they can’t still be used for kiteboarding, a damaged kite still offers quite a bit of relatively durable material, and a lot of people feel bad throwing them out. So, what should you do with …

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