Who Needs a Jet Motor?!?!

Discussion in 'Boating' started by ste6168, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. ste6168

    ste6168 New Member

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    I saw these on another site. Would be pretty awesome to have one kevlar coated and float it around skinny rivers! Just thought I would share here (hoping the original owner doesn't mind :crazy:). What do you think?
     

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  2. ste6168

    ste6168 New Member

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    Couple more pics :wink:
     

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  3. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Well you still need a jet motor, because that's how those crafts are propelled. :wink:

    Bill in SC
     
  4. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Why not,I've been toying with the idea for a while,Cheaper on gas,tags and INS here,Plus I usually fish by myself anyway.
     
  5. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    I don't know about the "cheaper on gas" part. Jet skis LOVE gas!

    Bill in SC
     
  6. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    thing is those are prolly like 15k jet skis.
     
  7. Little Mac

    Little Mac Active Member

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    I have never been on a jet ski, how shallow can they run? That looks interesting. I like the rod rack, :cool2:
     
  8. countryboy79

    countryboy79 New Member

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    Thats pretty cool. Those things run in about 8 inches of water. You could fish any were....:tounge_out:
     
  9. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    I've always wondered if you could make them into a fishing machine.....turns out you can. As much as jet skis cost, i could buy a really nice jon boat though.
     
  10. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    LOL, jet skis are cheap here this time of year. There is a fella on Lake Limestone that fishes out of one. He does the "wet-suit" thing and will chase the whites WAY up a shallow river.
     
  11. BubbaCat

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    MY wife has 2 yamahas 1200 & 870 Greg (snagged2 ) and i were looking at them and my alum. smokercraft i could feel my wife looking at the back of our necks :angry: but maybe if we just mounted some rod holders :0a32: we could use them on shallow water i think you would have to modifi the water intake they suck up alot of stuff once some pebbles got jamed in the cooling system not easy to deal with at the lake.
     
  12. rush_60

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    You can buy those yamahas for just under $7000 brand new. the metal fabrication those guys have though is probaly another $900.
     
  13. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    I'm gonna breed a jetski and a john boat. saw some on you tube and they will scat! also room to fish. i have a 12ft johnboat and my son has a fab shop. all i need to find is a wrecked jetski real cheap! will post progress when I start!
     
  14. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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  15. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Be careful. Some BOC members chunk 8 or 9 ozs of lead at jetskis:smile2:
     
  16. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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    but why? know I could get a new 16' tunnel hull jon w/ 40/28hp jet for not any more then 1 of them big couch's , not going to be any harder to store then a boat, ya mite get one for less the 8k w/out trailer these days but doubt it, and i know I would rather pull a jon off a sand bar then a tank like them, , be kinda funny to see how he would handle a 90lb blue or flat:smile2: buy a fish n boat if ya going fish n
     
  17. rush_60

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  18. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    those are not the entry level ones though. They are the big 3 man ones. So not 15 k but prolly around the 11k mark ones.
     
  19. katman#1

    katman#1 New Member

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    thats crazy you can buy a nice wide jon boat for that with a jet motor