When you are driving your Personal Water Craft onto the HP Pro or HydroPort Extreme, the most important thing to remember is not to approach the port too fast.
As you approach the port, try to align your Personal Water Craft directly with the center so that you are in a straight line. Approach slowly, at idle speed. When the nose of the Personal Water Craft contacts the port, accelerate slightly; just enough to power the Personal Water Craft onto the jet ski lift. Until you are comfortable loading the PWC onto the port, use extreme caution and very low speeds. It is much better to under-load, back off, and try again than it is to come in too fast, overload, and possibly damage the port or Personal Water Craft.
Once you have loaded a few times, you will get a feel for it and find that it is really simple. Keep in mind that different PWC’s and people will not weigh exactly the same, so different situations require separate judgment. Remember that some hull contours are different than others. Each one is a bit unique and care should always be used when loading a PWC for the first time.
To launch your Personal Water Craft, step onto the side of the platform. Walk as far to the rear as possible while still being able to firmly grip the handlebar with one hand. Pull on the handlebar and the rear seat area to move the PWC backward. Once the Personal Water Craft is toward the rear of the port, you can mount it as it slides backwards. At this point, you can use your body weight to rock the Personal Water Craft backwards. Once the PWC tilts towards the rear, the engine weight will pull it the rest of the way off the PWC lift.