All right so I know this is a noob question but don't really care.
Is there a difference in how you would build a Jet Boat engine vs. something for a V-Drive or other I/O setup? Not talking about drag boats or anything, just a simple family cruiser.
I'm talking in real general terms here as far as are you looking for more HP in a Jet Boat engine given the type of drive or does it even matter? For example could you take a basic Merc 454 330hp and run it in a Jet then pull it and put it in a Prop driven boat (same hull just different drive) and see the exact same type of handling, response, etc???? and if not what would make the difference?