Hey All! Brand new to this site and I just had some questions about jet boats...I'm 19 years old and my family is getting rid of our 1992 Ultra boat, which has me kind of bummed. I've been around that boat since I was 2 years old ...I figure I've got a nice job so why not buy a boat. I plan on buying my own boat fairly soon and I am really intrigued by the 70's era jet boats. Aside from looking hardcore, I am intrigued by how they work and the low costs for project boats that need some TLC...Anyways, one of my main questions is how do the engines work compared to how they work in cars? How are they cooled? How many variables am I going to run into when tuning how it rides, impeller selection, and such? Is it easy to go wrong and screw up or are they just little performance issues? and last but not least, is this worth the time and money? I for sure have all the tools I need in my dad's shop, and if I couldn't do it for under 8k I probably won't be able to do it for a couple of years.
Thanks for your time, I appreciate it!