After a few rides on a friends jet boat I was hooked. I bought a 1988 Taylor BR with a 454. Primary use will be for skiing/wake boarding. Biggest reason for a jet boat is our average river depth is around 3' and the traditional ski boats just won't work here. Now this was a end of season purchase but I did get to put about 3 hours on the boat before putting it away for the winter just to try find a quirks with the boat. Now for my questions. First has anyone put a wake tower on this style boat? On the hole shot pump seems to unload for brief second then goes, no continuous cavitation while accelerating. Do I have a pump issue or just a heavy boat issue? Should I consider an inducer? Boat has a 12-s pump, will the low profile Berkeley diverter fit my pump? Only other issue I am having should be solved with larger squirters, will stall when floored from idle.
Now for some more info on the boat. Now some of this is just I was told by previous owner. 50hrs on pump with new stainless AA impeller, shaft and bearings. Boat turns 4600rpm at WOT. New Holley 800 DP. Motor lower end done two seasons ago due to spun bearing. 262hrs on a working hour meter. Look forward to any advice the guru's are willing to share.