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    So I posted this up in the out drive section , but that section none to active . Lol. So I'm looking at a 21 Daytona. Really nice hull and gel, new interior , no motor, but has the old OMC cobra drive . Worth saving or too much hassle to convert to a jet?? My current boat is a sleek aristocrat with a Berkeley . So am familiar with jets not the prop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm0414 View Post
    So I posted this up in the out drive section , but that section none to active . Lol. So I'm looking at a 21 Daytona. Really nice hull and gel, new interior , no motor, but has the old OMC cobra drive . Worth saving or too much hassle to convert to a jet?? My current boat is a sleek aristocrat with a Berkeley . So am familiar with jets not the prop.
    They're getting harder to find. Whether its worth it or not is relative to purchase price and overall condition of the boat. if you cant do it yourself there are a few around who can do it. Where are you located?

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    My 81 daytona 21 started life as an outdrive. Very thick transom. I bought it already converted to jet with a full setback Dominator pump. I love it. The boat rides great and it runs mid 80's with a blown smallblock. I say go for it and never look back. Post up a pic.
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    Seller is asking 6k , boat is 8 hr drive away. So how hard is it to convert to jet? How will I know the exact placement?
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    Im not sure how to link threads but i did exactly what you are wanting to do. I bought my 21 for 6500 with new interior and a running sbc. Sold the o/c drive for 1k and went to town. Whatever i can do to help please don't hesitate to ask.

    try this
    http://www.performanceboats.com/jet-...thread.htmlTry this
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    We Recently did one of these IO to Jet swaps and added our rail kit here was simple and clean came out very well ...




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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm0414 View Post
    So I posted this up in the out drive section , but that section none to active . Lol. So I'm looking at a 21 Daytona. Really nice hull and gel, new interior , no motor, but has the old OMC cobra drive . Worth saving or too much hassle to convert to a jet?? My current boat is a sleek aristocrat with a Berkeley . So am familiar with jets not the prop.
    ! would leave as a I/O.Forget the jet drive.

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    The 21 build thread was good! Very good info. We'll looks like I'm jumping in. My sleek is for sale so anyone interested I'll take 5k and it's yours. Build thread is on here . I'm looking forward to this winter project. Gonna be fun

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    http://www.performanceboats.com/boat...r-daytona.html

    This appears to be a pretty good deal, seller says Tom Papp did the bottom and has a Miersch low profile intake. There's a good possibility of spending more doing the conversion and getting it to this stage.

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    Good deal but too small. Really like a 25 but the 21 is good deal. Rivers up here too big of waves for smaller boat. My sleek pounds your kidneys out. Lol

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    Yeah, my mistake, I was thinking 19'

    You should do a build thread on the 21'
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    Honestly, I would keep it as is.
    Chances are it will go faster at less RPM and 'maybe' be more fuel efficient.
    That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.
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    I have a jet and io Daytona 19' and love them both, the io runs hard with less power.
    Last edited by obie; 09-16-2014 at 11:25 AM.
    At the end of the day do u really wanna be seen driving a wacker?

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