Discover Many Benefits of Sea Doo Cruise Control… 

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How to use Sea Doo cruise control? It’s one great benefit of Sea-Doo’s iControl for experienced jet ski riders like me on my Sea Doo GTX  155. And for PWC beginners while riding Sea Doo watercraft in Ontario and throughout Canada.

I really love this feature. I didn’t use cruise much at first, mainly because I thought it would be too limiting. Boy, was I wrong– and I’ve found many other products you might be interested in!

First Attempts With Sea Doo Cruise…

I tried it a couple of times, but I hadn’t read my manual so didn’t get it right. I throttled up to the speed I wanted to set, and then depressed and held the cruise button. A beep sounded and a green symbol appeared on the upper left gauge. So far, so good, but when I wanted to change the set a constant speed I didn’t know how. Or how to shut it off. Then I read the manual…

How Cruise Control Works…

Changing the set speed is as simple as pressing the up or down arrow on the far right handlebar switch. This works just like most automobiles with a similar feature. But there’s a difference with Sea-Doo Cruise. In my vehicle, I take my foot off the gas pedal after cruise is set.  With Sea-Doo Cruise, what really happens is that I pick and set a maximum speed. To maintain this constant, selected speed, I squeeze the throttle lever to the bar. If I let off the throttle, my speed will decrease like it normally would without Cruise on. Squeeze it again and the maximum speed will be what I selected with Cruise.

How Is This Feature Useful?

Two Sea-Doo's riding with cruise on.

1.It’s very relaxing for a long distance run. I don’t have to be working the throttle or checking the speedo all the time. And I can keep my throttle hand relaxed in a comfortable position.

2. By eliminating any speed variations with Cruise, I can optimize my fuel economy, which is essential on a Sea-Doo tour.

3. When the water gets choppy, I find the best speed for that particular set of wave conditions and then set Cruise so I’m skimming the crests as much as possible. Without it on, maintaining such a constant speed is difficult because my throttle hand and fingers have a natural tendency to move and shift with the waves and the motion of the Sea-Doo. But with Cruise set, all my throttle hand has to do is grip the throttle lever tight to the handlebar to keep speed constant. That same grip also helps me maintain better control of the watercraft and hang on for dear life if the waves get really hairy! A summary of how to operate Sea-Doo Cruise can also be found on the handy info card that comes with all 2011 and later iControl models.

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The tips and advice in this article are the opinions of the author, may not work in every situation and are intended only for the convenience and interest of the reader, who has the personal responsibility to confirm the validity, accuracy and relevancy of this information prior to putting it to their own use.


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