Jet Motors?

Discussion in 'Boating' started by ste6168, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. ste6168

    ste6168 New Member

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    Who makes 'em? I currently have a 9.9hp prop motor on my 15ft jon, but I would love to sell it and upgrade to a 25-30hp jet motor! I quickly looked at merc, evinrude, and yami's websites, but I didn't see anything for jet motors listed! Anyone know where you buy them at? or do they need to be custom done with a new lower unit?
     
  2. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    jetdoctor. com


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  3. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    get you a jetski motor and modify it to fit. me and my son are fixing to do that to his 12 ft john boat just for fun.
     
  4. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    around here anyone that sells outboards,normally sell both prop and jet.they don't have to be custom,all three you listed make jet motors.
     
  5. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    Bill link would not load for me don't know if it was my computer or the link
     
  6. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Royce, the link was for Brooks Marine, jet boat specialists in Chambersburg, PA.

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  7. ste6168

    ste6168 New Member

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    Thanks Bill. I am going to look into it! I would like to sell my 9.9 before purchasing a new motor though...
     
  8. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    that looked like a regular 50 hp outboard. why do they call it a jet boat? i guess i'm dumb.
     
  9. Pip

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    i'm familiar with Brooks in Chambersburg, they are only about 3 miles from me. Mike, Pretty much any dealer will have access. Jets are pretty popular around the region, even down around the area your in.
     
  10. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    cause it don't have a prop,its a jet thrust motor.its an outboard jet motor.
     
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  11. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    thanks Preston, do they cost more than outboards?
     
  12. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    yeah there a little more exspensive,but well worth it if you fish real rocky or woody rivers.and they'll run in real skinny water.
     
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  13. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    I've been wanting a jet propulsion motor for quite sometime. I have done a lot of research. Here is another option, installing a jet ski motor in a jon boat.

    http://jet-jon.com/services
     
  14. catwhisper

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    Bill that is what my son and i are gonna do i can pick up a wrecked jetsli for a few hundred bucks and he owns a welding fab business. so we are going for it soon as i can find the right jetski. i'll start a thread and keep records and pics.
     
  15. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    90% of your jet motors are made in San Leandro California by a company called Outboard Jets. www.outboardjets.com They manufacture units for most of the major manufacturers including my Yamaha 115/80. They replace the lower unit on your outboard. You can buy a used prop motor and buy a conversion kit to make it a jet. Basically it has and intake underneath and an aluminum or steel impeller (Auger) that screws, using centrifugal force, and spews the water behind the boat cusing propulsion. It is like taking a garden hose and laying it flat to push yourself across the water. I have a 20 foot boat that I can run through 4" of water, and for a short distance through a riffle that would NOT cover my ankles.... yes the boat scrapes, but you don't destroy a prop. Therefore you are only battling bank anglers for spots no other boats can get to. In my stretch of river there are approximately 6 jet boaters that I can think of offhand and a handful of 12' boaters that pull themselves over the bad spots..... that is on apporx 20 miles of river at summer pool. High water, they all come out.
     
  16. Snagged2

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    I was wondering,, about the HP.. If you have a 100 HP prop unit, and a 100 HP jet, does the power run the boat about equal, are the jets as efficient as a prop?

    any comments and/or knowledgde, would be appreciated. Thx, Greg
     
  17. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    No, It's real hard to beat the efficiency of a prop.
    Notice how Shawn says he has a 115/80?
    115 propped. 80 jetted.

    As with anything there are pros and cons.
    You can do alot of trimming on boats with props if you are willing to spend the time doing it.
    You'll lose that with a jet.
     
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  18. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Yes, it's a trade off. You lose hp and fuel efficiency with a jet, but to be able to cross/get to skinny waters with little fishing pressure is worth it.

    Bill in SC