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    Default Qestion about Jet VS V Drives

    A friend who works on Mercury engines and has a long boat repair back ground told me today to not buy a jet drive boat, especially one with out the original engine.They are nothing but trouble. Now I know that he is a v-drive guy but, he has always been far with me. I haven't been able to talk to him about this but, I figured I would see what people have to say here.


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    Hmmmm, this should be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkisst View Post
    Hmmmm, this should be interesting.
    I figured this was a real loaded question....

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    Advice coming from an Outboard guy on Jets - nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojave85 View Post
    Advice coming from an Outboard guy on Jets - nice!
    He has completely restored 2 65 Stevens..1 with a nailhead and the other a SBC.

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    Man, I dig v-drives and have owned one most of my life but not sure I agree that they are less work than a jet. Jets are simpler and have a lot less to go wrong than a v-drive. Regardless, to get the last bit of ET/MPH out of either style boat is a shit-ton of work but to just get on the water, drop a motor in, couple it up and GO!
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    Buy a jetboat your troubles are gone.

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    v drives vs jets is a double edged sword your gonna have hiccups and issues with both but jets have less shit to go wrong and when things do go wrong it seems to be cheaper to fix jet boats just my $.02

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojave85 View Post
    Advice coming from an Outboard guy on Jets - nice!
    I just figured he was an I/O guy, Its a prop thing I guess. We will see...
    Last edited by sunkisst; 06-25-2012 at 07:06 PM.

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    Jet boats suck
    If you spend all your time trying to prove your cooler than everybody else, chances are.....you ain't that cool !

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