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    Default Jet Boat Question How rare is this ??

    I would like to know if anybody has seen, owned, or knew someone that owned a Python Vector 24ft off shore style Jet Boat ? I am looking at one that is lacking a engine. It is a 24' off shore style boat, deep V, with a Dominator pump with place diverter, and was set up for a BB Chevy. Before I jump into another project boat I was wondering if anybody has seen or heard of these boats. Being from Michigan this would be my perfect jet boat. I can still blast it in the Great Lakes or still take in the shallow inland lakes. Any help would be great. Thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetH20 View Post
    I would like to know if anybody has seen, owned, or knew someone that owned a Python Vector 24ft off shore style Jet Boat ? I am looking at one that is lacking a engine. It is a 24' off shore style boat, deep V, with a Dominator pump with place diverter, and was set up for a BB Chevy. Before I jump into another project boat I was wondering if anybody has seen or heard of these boats. Being from Michigan this would be my perfect jet boat. I can still blast it in the Great Lakes or still take in the shallow inland lakes. Any help would be great. Thanks !

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    Does this boat have the delta bottom on it? I drove one in Flordia and the boat actually ran very good .Long but the one I drove had a narrow beam. Pictures would be helpful.

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    here is pic's of the one I'm thinking about.

    let me know.

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    I have not had many Jets. A 24' jet seems to big to be powered by one. I guess they work on ships in the Navy. Seems like they are devoloping more in that area. If I was going that big it would be a I/O. I know that works. Hard to imagine one that big with lots of power would be lucky to hit 60 mph. Not my cup of tea. I would guess it would like to burn the gas as well.
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    I water skied behind a offshore style in the mid 70's

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetH20 View Post
    here is pic's of the one I'm thinking about.

    let me know.

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    Mike,
    My pops did own one with built ~500 HP BBC. It ran surprisingly pretty good. I am thinking at least 60 mph. If it has the old style log headers, they will need to be changed....
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    I like the big jets. Pretty cool looking boat IMO. Several companies offered bigger jets. Eliminator Mojave, SleekCraft Ambassador, Wreidt and Hawaiin as well as others I am sure. The Sleek and Hawaiian were a shallower V. The Mojave & Wreidt were a little deeper. I have seen a Hawaiin that was 27' or 28'

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    JetH2O,

    I saw this same boat for sale a year or two ago if I remember correctly. I thought it was really cool, saved some photos, and this is actually one of the boats that got me started on wanting to do a jet boat that wasn't your traditional lake boat.

    I have spent a lot of time trying to research how jets work with deep V hulls and in the size range of 22'-24'.... with little results. I certainly understand that size and weight can be an issue for the jet but I found little on the performance of how the jet operated when in a deep V.

    Best of luck if you decide to move forward with the project and let us know what happens.

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    QUESTION > post #7 top pic, that tow vehicle's 'tow rating' has to be well under the weight of that boat and trailer, yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    QUESTION > post #7 top pic, that tow vehicle's 'tow rating' has to be well under the weight of that boat and trailer, yes?
    It probably was or really close......... This website claims 3,500 lbs...

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    That sounds about right.. The NADA sight claims 3,300lb.........

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    I would have to dig up an old brochure to verify how close it is to what the Manf claims.....

    Here's a few pics of one for sale a while back.........
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    Here's a few more pics of the yellow one..........
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    I have a 21 jet with 700 HP and I am about 4k. Might just work. I like it.


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    I love the big jets. That thing looks sweet! I have a 1978 Hawaiian Party Cruiser, 8 meter(26ft), should be a nice family boat when I'm done, just bought it for 2K with a cracked block(454 not properly winterized in MN). Previous owner said it ran a solid 50mph with mild Harman Marine 454. Pulled engine and going to build blown 496, Berkley jet, my first jet and need info on impeller selection and pump mods, thanks, jrider44
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