Before pressing the Start button on your Sea-Doo PWC, make sure you’re in 2 or 3 feet of water to avoid sucking any debris off the bottom. This would cause damage to the intake or impeller.
Connect your tether key to your personal flotation device with the clip, and the other end just below the center of the handlebars. Then push the red Start/Stop button to start the engine.
There are two ways to stop the engine. The common method is to press that same red Start/Stop button. But the engine will also shut down if the tether key is disconnected from the watercraft. This is a safety feature if the driver falls off, and it’s important to make sure your tether key is always connected to you.
The throttle lever is on the right handlebar. Squeezing the throttle on the right accelerates the Sea-Doo. Most Sea-Doo personal watercraft are also equipped with a brake lever on the left handlebar.
Squeezing the left-hand brake lever activates the Sea-Doo-exclusive Intelligent Brake and Reverse (or iBR) system. This slows the personal watercraft down 30% faster than coasting to a stop. This same lever will also activate reverse at idle speed, giving you an incredible amount of confidence and control around places like crowded sandbars, boat ramps and docks. Simply squeeze and hold the left lever and modulate your reverse speed with the right-hand throttle lever.