Jet outboards

Discussion in 'Boating' started by MVFB52, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. MVFB52

    MVFB52 New Member

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    What is everyone's opinion on jet outboards. Specifically for river fishing. I have heard that you can run them in shallower water, but can they handle the beating a motor can take river fishing and running up on sandbars?
     
  2. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    I enjoy my jet....mostly river fish and have had no problems. The biggest problem you'll have running up on a sandbar is getting off of it if you have a heavy boat. Not likely you'll hurt the motor or jet at all.
    good luck
    mike
     

  3. Hoopie

    Hoopie New Member

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    I don't think you'll hurt it. I have a mercury sport jet the problem I have is if you hit bottom you might get a rock jammed in the impeller, that sucks.
     
  4. blazerjet

    blazerjet New Member

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    i love my jet i can boggie acrossed 2 inch of water. I dont thank beaching it will hurt it .. IF u suck a rock in it thats what hurts. the only thank i can say is get a light boat. 60 hp motor is a good ideal if u run in the fall it will chew up leaves pretty good for you. Mercury is what i got. make sure u got 3 ft of water before u get on plane thats when people suck rocks. i will all way have a jet. Look at a blazer it is so light 60 hp will make it run 34 mph up river that is great. i can really run in 1/2 inch no problem. Plus dont get a 4 stroke engine not the thottle respone to boggie across the bars.
     
  5. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    i love mine i have a 1756 G3 duck jon with a 60/40 merc. 2 stroke jet..I can go anywhere. i have beached it, but from stupidity. they will go darn near anywhere...rollo