Ok, first post on here I've searched for a general knowledge sticky post. Didn't see one so I have a few questions.
1. Jet boat pumps: Ok so what is the pecking order? Berkely, Jacuzzi, I see dominator and panther pumps as well? What do I want to look for and why?
2. V drive? Why and why not
3. Jet Drive, ok shallow water I get that, What else?
How about Pulling Skiers or rough water, raw accelleration and turning? Other than being able to spray someone any time I want? If you can tell me more I'm listening.
4 IO\OB What is the benefit over V Drive and Jet drive? Why and why not? Bravo 1 bravo 2 XR I mean, there's a lot of different drives out there. What's good? What makes one better than another
Hull types, who makes a desireable hull? How big of a fear is strength going to be? Hallet, Tahiti, Eliminator what are the smoother riding Hulls? If I'm running a search what's the easiest way to search out the boats I'm looking for.
Why does everyone run big blocks if you can get 450 hp out of a small block and run less fuel?
there's a guy selling a hull with a 455 in it for 1,000 bucks. Has an ugly looking crack on the bottom that was repaired. But I don't know if that means it's firewood or if it's repairable. The pump was rebuilt before it sat for a long time. Said the 455 just needs a starter, trailer is good shape new tires and registered till 2011. Should I Run? or is it an option?
Place Diverter? is that the snout that just steers the boat?
Droop Snoot? I think it's just a jet the sits deeper in the water for some reason?
Why on earth do people want to spray a 200 foot rooster tail behind them? that can't be the most efficient use of horsepower and I'm sure there's a few boaters if you cross wrong would get...
And if you can thing of any other lingo, much like the military boating seems to have it's own vocabulary.
If there is a general education sticky already, please do point me in the right direction!! Other than that, beautiful boats and great forum. Some of these boat manufacturers could definitely stand to contract out to change their marketing and branding.