Jetski Tubbys Buoyancy Certificate UPDATED 2019
From 2017 You now require a seperate Buoyancy Certificate for your Tubbys, Jetwings, Side Pods, etc. and endorsed by SAMSA. The Tubby manufacturer must show SAMSA that if flooded the vessel will not sink, and the Tubbys / Jetwings / Pods etc. are also capable of being flooded. One of the options a manufacturer has is to do a Jetski 'Drop Test' This requires that a Jetski (not yours!) just a similar one must be dropped into sea water from a height of 2 metres. I witnessed one of these tests with Monty who manufactuers the Jetwings www.jetwings.co.za It is not for the faint hearted! Anyway you just need to contact the manufacturer for a copy of the certificate and attach it to your original buoyancy certificate.
In South Africa a Buoyancy Certificate is required for your Jetski before you can pass a COF (Certficate Of Fitness). Manufacturers issue a vessel wide Buoyancy Certificate when the vessel is new which is applicable to all models however your unique HIN (Hull Identification Number) is printed or written onto the buoyancy certificate. Contact us if you have lost or require a new Buoyancy Certificate and we will obtain one for you. Some are charged most there is no charge Yamaha and Seadoo are available. NOTE If you have any alterations do to your Jetski which affects the integrity of the hull you may need an independaant SAMSA appointed surveyor to issue a new Buoyancy Certificate. UPDATE There was a SAMSA (South African Marine Safety Association) Marine Notice (MN18 of 2015) which now means that if you fit Tubbys, Jetwings, Fast Pods, Pontoons etc. You will need the manufacturers approval (ie Yamaha or Seadoo etc) and the Pod manufacturer ie Racetech, Jetwings, Fast Power Sports, Hooked Up Motorsports. The Marine Notice was issued in late 2015 causing confusion and immediate cancellation of SAMSA appointed agents issuing buoyancy certificates. HOWEVER common sense prevailed as December is the busiest time of the year to issue certificates and the examiners are issuing COFs with the old original buoyancy certificate until further notice. All notices can be viewed here SAMSA Marine Notices
Seadoo Buoyancy Certificate
Yamaha Buoyancy Certificate