Jet Skis and WaveRunners are both types of personal watercraft, with Jet Skis manufactured by the Kawasaki Motors Corporation and WaveRunners made by the Yamaha Motor Corporation. Together with Ski-Doo, which is manufactured by Bombadier Recreational Products, they represent the vast majority of personal watercraft in use in the U.S. Many people use the trademarked terms "Jet Ski," "WaveRunner" and "Ski-Doo" interchangeably even when technically referring to a watercraft of a different brand.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, personal watercraft are jet boats that are shorter than 13 feet long. Most personal watercraft are designed for use by one or two people and usually have seats. They are easy to steer, highly maneuverable and typically simple to use without training. Because they are powered by jet pumps and therefore have no external propeller, personal watercraft are safer than traditional motorboats or jet boats; they are often used as rescue vehicles for this reason. While Jet Skis and WaveRunners share most common personal watercraft features, there are a few small differences. Jet Skis typically hold more fuel than do WaveRunners and also offer a small amount of personal storage aboard the vessel. Because of these minor differences, WaveRunners are typically somewhat less expensive than Jet Skis.Learn More
The choice of bait to use when fishing in a lake or large pond depends on many factors, such as the type of fish being sought, weather conditions and the time of day. However, the best baits to use are often live baits such as small fish, worms, crickets or grasshoppers; cut bait; and other artificial lures like plastic worms, spinner baits and crankbaits.Full Answer >
Artwork from the Cave of Swimmers in southwest Egypt shows that Ancient Egyptians were swimming as far back as 10,000 years ago, but the modern sport of competitive swimming began in Great Britain in 1837. At that time, London hosted swimming competitions in its six newly constructed indoor pools. Swimming was included in the 1896 Athens Olympic Games, where swimmers competed in the 100-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the largest bluefin tuna ever caught measured 13 feet and weighed 1,496 pounds. The fish was caught by Ken Fraser on Oct. 26, 1979 off the coast of Nova Scotia.Full Answer >
The top speed of a jet ski varies based on the design and the size of the engine, but the manufacturer of the Black Edition 360 Sea-Doo claims it can reach a top speed of 80 miles per hour in three seconds. Many jet skis can reach 60 to 65 miles per hour.Full Answer >