May 04

Water Sports In Mexico

There are a great number of pursuits that can be enjoyed in the water while you are on holiday in Mexico and basically a short list will not do it justice. The enjoyment can perhaps be split up into four different groups – interacting with nature, powered water sports, non-powered water sports, and sport fishing.

mexico-skiPerhaps one of the most remarkable experiences you might ever have is enjoying an intimate encounter with a big whale in its real home. Whale watching has come to be a huge business in Mexico and thousands of people each year turn out to tour local Mexican waters to see humpback whales leaping in the sea. This recreation is much more prevalent on the Pacific coast, but you will find excursions on the Caribbean side of Mexico. Similarly, swimming with dolphins has become an exciting experience in many locales in Mexico and taking a dip with manta rays is expanding equally as much.

Its amazing to see what technological innovation has done to the traditional jet skis we look back on from the nineteen-eighties. Wave runners and speedboats are much faster these days and supply many thrills for tourists of all ages. They can typically be hired by the 30 minute period and can transform a normal day at the beach into a fantastic escapade. Water skiing is another pursuit that could be deemed old fshioned, nonetheless its an exciting activity that demands some ability. Parasailing is a recent sport that entails a boat pulling you over the water while you’re sporting a parachute. Basically as the boat cruises along the coast, you are lifted hundreds of feet in the air. This happens to be a great way to sightsee! It is said to be exhilarating by all those who attempt it, however you probably need to be lacking the fear of heights in order to attempt this particular sport.

Hobie cats, twin hulled canoes, and Eskimo-style kayaks are all varieties of non-powered craft that will speed you across the sea, whether by by sail or paddling. This is a more laid back form of amusement and will attract all those who really want to do a lttle bit of exploring at their own tempo. Surfing, sail surfing, and boogie surfing are non-motorized too, but still each of these has its own amount of thrills. To fulfill your need to discover more, scuba diving and snorkeling are water sports that could have you spotting hidden treasure!

Mexico possesses more than 6,500 kilometers of fishable shoreline that really is a fisherman’s fantasy. A great number of sea side resort areas boast quiet harbors with dozens of fishing boats available to rent for the day or just half a day. The fishing in every region of Mexico’s shoreline is said to be excellent. Whether you are going out into the sea to tussle with a fish rather bigger than you are or alternatively if you long for the serenity of a pristine bass filled mountain lake or river, Mexico has it all.

As you can see, you shouldn’t have any difficulty finding a recreation that pleases you while you enjoy your vacation in Mexico. The possibilities are as diversified as people’s personalities. The most amazing bit is that no one decides that you must restrict yourself. You could try them all.

Have Fun With Extreme Water Sports


If you’re into extreme sports, then lakes and seas have got to be foremost in your venue for any kind of personal transport. After all, you can get the speed and not hurt yourself if you crash (well, within reason.)

jetskiiIt all started with surf boards in the 50s, but where did they come from I wonder? Probably Hawaii, leave a comment and let me know, if you know. The came sail boards, para gliding, jet skis and finally personal hovercraft. They’ve all got their place and all have their own particular thrills attached. Of course, any sport is useless if it’s too dangerous, so we’ll be looking at the safety aspects of all these modes of water sport and transport.

That said, most of the sport’s attraction is the possibility of danger and injury, o it can’t be eliminated altogether. The trick is to have the thrills without the broken bones, which is more and more possible given that technology provides us with some great machines in this day and age. Checkout the posts and also the pages of my site.

May 04

Hover, The New Rescue Vehicle

Benefits of hovercraft

hovercraft-1152536_960_720Hovercraft can be used to save people who are stuck in a variety of harsh places. Possible situations include (but are not limited to) open water (lakes and rivers, in particular narrow rivers); frozen ponds; and open fields. For rescue work, hovercraft skirts must not be made of Hypalon or nylon coated with neoprene, since Hypalon rips up easily and neoprene deteriorates in the face of UV rays. Instead, one ideal choice is anti-rip nylon. Hovercraft are ideal for rescuing people from ice, mud, and flooding. For icy situations, hovercraft made of materials like HPD and carbon fibre—as opposed to those made from glass fibre—are the safest options.

In water-based environments, hovercraft are a good choice because, if you want to use one as a dive platform, it is quite stable. If you do dive off one, its low freeboard and flat sides allow your body to recover quickly.

Regarding flooding: after a flood is over, hovercraft are crucial vehicles because raw plumbing and makes it very unsafe for inflatable boats to be employed to rescue survivors. Hovercraft are a safe and reliable way of dealing with this problem. In flooding situations, hovercraft need to seat 3 or more people—the paramedic, the driver, and the victim(s).

For mudslides, there’s a good chance that mudslide victims can get trapped, at which point they will likely drown because of incoming tides. Another very real possibility for these victims is that of hypothermia due to the low temperature. Rescuers working to save people stuck in muddy situations must carry CO2 lances; these tools are designed to blow into the mud below the feet, so as to make pulling the victim out of the mud safer. If the suction is not released, in contrast, a victim’s spine may be injured, which in turn could lead to long-term back injuries.

Where hovercraft are required for rescue and what is required of their pilot depends what season is ongoing For example, avalanches happen more often in the winter, and lakes and rivers freeze over. Springtime weather causes swift water to flow—leftovers from the ice. In fall, people go out on hunting trips. If they injure themselves while they’re out hunting, where they’re isolated, they could definitely benefit from rescuer services to come help them out. And in summer, people are often exploring tourist destinations, such as by camping and exploring the wilderness.

Hovercraft allow rescue team personnel to deploy their members rapidly. If hovercraft personnel come upon an obstacle they can’t surmount—such as an impassable barrier or ice shelf—then they can simply pick it up and carry it to their destination. Doing so requires four or people, depending on the circumstances. They are excellent at manoeuvring, even around very tight areas. Hovercraft specialized for rescue operations can be of different sizes. Some are small—100 or 200 pounds, for example—so that they can easily fit into small, tight spaces. Others are more than a hundred feet long, and weigh several tons.

May 04

List Of The Best Jet Skis On The Market

I found this very cooooool article with pictures talking abut the best jet skis out there., whether you call them personal watercraft or waverunners, they’re the lost fun you can have while keeping you clothes on! It reads like a motorbike list (surprise, surprise!), with Kawasaki and Yamaha being right up there. However, where would the sport be without Sea Do – right on!

A day out on the lake or in the bay on your stand-up paddleboard is soothing and relaxing; but who wants their experience on the water to be soothing? There’s lots of time to relax when there isn’t actual fun to be had, and nothing is more pure, unadulterated fun than a jet ski. Call them a personal watercraft (PWC), call them a waverunner, just be sure you call them. Hopping aboard a water steed is the closest you can come to a hydro-based motorcycle and a good way to get your blood pumping. However, choose yours unwisely, and you’ll be bobbing along the briny like a sad little buoy.

There isn’t much to choosing a quality jet ski. You pick a brand that has a reputation for quality and durability. You find one that suits your cruising style, be that fast and furious or peaceful as a Zen master, get the features you want in a screaming style, and you’re ready to hit the waves. From two-seaters for going tandem to lone wolves made for handling and maximum mph, we tracked down the 7 best jet skis for your summer fun.

Sea-Doo Spark

Pro: Low top speed
Con: Tight, responsive handling

Packed with Pep: When the economy tanked, jet skis were one of the first things to fall by the wayside since they are pure luxury devices. Rather than allow this downturn to injure them, Sea-Doo constructed the Spark. It’s a light, affordable, and fun little personal watercraft that revitalized the industry and allowed buyers to get their jollies without cashing out their 401(k). With 60 ponies under the hood, it won’t break any speed records, but you can get it up to around 50 mph or more depending on build. Weighing a scant 400+ lbs. this is a fairly solid output from the upstart Spark. Chuck it sideways, spin it on its nose, and enjoy maneuverable performance at a low price. [Purchase: $5,000]

Yamaha Waverunner SuperJet

Pro: Comfortable, ergonomic handlebars
Con: Stand-up model

Standing O: The stand-up jet ski is a dying breed. They’re too hard to ride, too difficult to control, and have an annoying learning curve that keeps the average rider from getting the most out of them. With that being said, anyone looking to really get some traction on the waves, fly solo, perform tricks, and generally just prove why stand-ups should always have a place in our hearts will love the SuperJet. 74 horses are crammed into a body that is barely over 300 lbs. for a very tight speed to weight ratio that lets you get into race level mph. A 2-stroke, dual cylinder engine with 701cc worth of displacement and a couple of 38mm Mikuni carburetors give it a screaming throttle. [Purchase: $8,500]

Kawasaki STX-15F

Pro: Four-stroke, four cylinder engine
Con: Retro-style body and deck

All-Purpose: While the competition was adding gimmicks and features to their lower and mid-tier products, Kawasaki just put its head down and kept churning out quality with slight out-of-sight improvements that would make the machine work better, not differently. Their craftsmanship has culminated in the STX-15F which has 160 horsepower and delivers speeds up to 62 mph, assuming good conditions. Kawasaki continues their long tradition of highly reliable merchandise, making this machine nearly impossible to break this or even hurt, no matter how inexperienced you are on the stick. The body is certainly a throwback, no-frills design, but when performance is the watchword, this is the watercraft you want between your knees. [Purchase: $9,700]

Sea-Doo RXP-X 260

Pro: Can dock start in neutral
Con: Hull tends to list to the side when stopped

Filled with Features: Bells and whistles proliferate on this waverunner from Sea-Doo. A splash guard helps keep your tux looking sharp on the way to your sea-bound wedding. Folding re-board steps let you on and off daintily. The inexperienced rider and low RPM modes allow for a little more control over the power output, and the on-board security system keeps your investment safe. That isn’t to say this is all pretty lights and nifty features. A mere 812 lbs. dry it has a 4 cylinder, 4-stroke engine that produces 260 horsepower at the drop of a handle for blazing, 60-70+ mph speed. [Purchase: $14,900]

Yamaha Waverunner FX Cruiser SVHO

Pro: Speed up to 70 mph
Con: Difficult to use reverse and throttle together

Family Friendly: Other triple-seaters allow you cram three people onto them so long as each person has the BMI of a waifish supermodel. The cushy accommodations on the Cruiser SVHO actually allow for a measure of comfort if you’re taking out your spouse and child. While the seats are luxurious, the elegance doesn’t stop there. A dual throttle handlebar permits both forward and backward movement with just a twist. The simple cruise control takes over for those times when flicking your wrist is too much work. Using a 4 cylinder, 4-stroke engine beneath the 873 lbs. chassis, the power ratio cannot be denied. The bright, simple instrument panel, retractable cleats, and dual storage compartments are just gravy. [Purchase: $15,800]

Kawasaki Ultra 310X

Pro: Low RPM and ecological power options
Con: Easy to overcorrect direction

Total Package: Oh, this is a joy to ride. Normally any PWC that cranked out more than 300 horses was relegated to the racing circuit, but here’s an option that is meant for mass consumption. It uses the same basic engine as the ZX-14 sportbike from Kawasaki to great effect. It’s a liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder with nearly 1,500 cc’s of displacement that cranks like mad. With some modification, you can get it up to 100 mph if you so choose, and even at top speed it will feel like riding a bullet, but you’re going to need to trust the machine a lot if you plan to redline the throttle. Nervous white-knuckling can cause problems with this high-performance steed. Tons of storage, lots of different options, and power that makes you quake is what’s packaged here. [Purchase: $15,800]

Gibbs Sports Amphibians Quadski

Pro: Equally effective as an ATV as a jet ski
Con: Heavy and expensive

On Land and Sea: There’s no reason for you to be forced to choose between ATV riding and jumping on a jet ski when you get a Quadski. In seconds it transforms from all-terrain vehicle to personal watercraft. Able to hit up to 45 mph whether traversing the ground or the waves, the 4 cylinder 1300 cc engine is an amphibious work of art. The wheels fold up for operation as a jet ski and add a little buoyancy along with extra drag in the water, so major tricks or heady jumps are mostly out of the question. It is bulky at over 1,300 lbs. with an equally astounding price tag to match. Despite the price, be sure to buy new since many models suffered from handlebar issues that caused a repair recall from the manufacturer.

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Well, I hope that was some help. It can be downright confusing making the choice, and while it’s true that competition is so fierce tat they are all very similar, some feature are better than others. My choice? Can’t beat the Sea Do Models.