- Please make the skier's safety a priority, ensuring they are fitted with proper flotation and protective equipment. Always check local boating regulations and safety requirements.
- Check the Seahorse® Ski before use every time to make sure it is in good working order, all of the components are serviceable and there are no defects.
- Attach the Seahorse® Ski as per the setup instructions.
- While using the Seahorse® Ski always adjust the leg to the appropriate length. See User Guide Adjustment Table (Figure 8) and attach the Child's Handle (sold separately) if required.
- Adjust the height of the boom to ensure that the skier's knees do not hit the water if the skier trips while at speed. Never adjust the boom height while the skier is on the Seahorse® Ski. Never allow weight to move from within the boat that could cause the boom to dip towards the water while in use.
- Mount the Seahorse® Ski while it is in the water and the boat is stationary. Navigate the boat to give a straight line of travel. Slowly accelerate up to planing speed. The skier can hold their legs out in front or drag them behind. Encourage the skier to find correct feet positioning whilst remaining seated. As the skiers feet take more body weight the Seahorse® Ski will lift up behind them. If the skiers feet trip out, the seat will support them as they regain positioning.
- At the end of the run, slowly close down the power until the skier comes to a stop.
- Tip - a slight turn away from the skier will keep them out of the water for longer as the boat slows.
- The boat speed required will depend on the size of the person but should not exceed 38kmh (23mph) for children and 48kmh (29mph) for adults. See (Figure 10). If there is too much speed the tail section will start to bounce which could cause damage to the unit and/or injury to the user.
- Make sure the Seahorse® Ski is always readjusted for each persons use.
- After use wash with soapy water. Dry before stowing.