�In recent months there have been a number of videos cropping up on various social media channels showing PWCs exploding with very dramatic effects in what seem completely normal circumstances�, comments Rachel Andrews, RYA Chief Instructor, Power.
�I�m pleased to note that these concerning occurrences are few and far between and no incidents have been reported in the UK. However, to minimise the chance of an explosion owners should follow the recommendations in the owner�s manual and maintain the machine in accordance with the manufacturer�s instructions.�
The cause of these dramatic explosions is likely due to a build-up of fuel vapours that are ignited when the craft is started. By following a few simple steps you can minimise the chance of a dangerous and potentially life-threating situation.
Top tips to make sure you don�t become a victim of an exploding PWC:
�In short, think about the triggers and do everything you can to avoid them. Do not leave the PWC with a full tank in direct sunlight, do not smoke whilst riding or fuelling a PWC and follow the manufacturer�s recommendations for keeping your�Personal Watercraft�in great condition.�