Six mates will forgo the usual methods of crossing the Bass Strait, and will instead undergo a nine-day long return trip battling the Strait on a jet ski.
Coasters John Beswick, Michael Westcott, Bob Stolk, Rod Rylah, Brett Walters and Dave Gray all aim to conquer the 1700km journey.
Mr Gray said the message behind the ride was to raise money for Lifeline Tasmania.
"While most of us think we are in control and life is great, on some occasions we are hit by a life issue and find that we are not coping," Mr Gray said.
"It is then vital that we seek support to help us get through this tough time."
He said the group would often go on long trips.
"You'll never see us annoying people near the beach... We usually go on day trips that are around 200 kilometres."
Mr Gray said he and Mr Beswick had done some charity skis in the past, including around Tasmania for Leukemia.
"We've been talking about doing this [Bass Strait trip] for about three months.
"It's the combination of experience and knowledge on going on long distance rides that builds to preparation for this."
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Mr Gray said they were armed with long range tanks, VHF radios, Cardo headsets in their helmets, satellite trackers and chart plotters, along with the mandatory equipment needed for jet skiing.
The route will see the group head from Stanley to Victoria via King Island, trek the southern coastline of Victoria. The return will trip will see them land at Bridport via Flinders Island.
Mr Gray said three people would be assisting the crew with vehicles and logistics in Victoria, including Brendan Whitty the first and so far only person to do the Bass Strait loop via King and Flinders Islands.
The group leave from Stanley on Saturday April 17.
Donations can be made on the Bass Strait jet ski adventure 2021 lifeline page.
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