okay guys, i'm a newbie to this forum! i'm 22 years old, and i am getting started on my first real build on a boat. i'm pretty excited about it, and i have been doing a bunch of research, and i have come up with what i think is the best idea for my build. i absolutely love the look of the eliminator daytona 25's, but i simply don't have the space to store one
so i found an alternative, and that was my little 10ft cougar cub mini cat that i picked up off craigslist for $300!!
i love the hull design and how they sit in the water, and the over all construction of the boat. it looks like a really nicely built little boat, however...... i hate the way it looked with an outboard hanging off the back of it. so my original plan was to do a jetski engine and pump under it, like lilwake did on his addictor, but unfortuneatly i simply do not have the real estate between the back of the seat, and the transom to do something like that.
i have been hunting around and i found a guy who took a 12ft wooden boat and did basically a pod drive outboard stuffed in the back of his boat which was super cool and clean, but i really like the jet idea better.
so through hunting around for small jet drive units i found a thread (on this forum) from 08' ish about the berkeley 5J5 and 6J models, and they look absolutely awesome! but i understand that they are no longer being made, i belive the last production was in the late 60's for them if i am not mistaken??? i found a guy locally who has one in a 10ft aluminum duck boat that he wants $900 for, but that seems a little spendy for something i'm just going to cut up.
i also saw they these pumps came in 6x6 atv's back in the day aswell????
anyways long story short, i am looking for one of these jet drives, and looking for as much info about them as i can gather.
any help finding one would be much appreciated!!!!