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    Default Hey guys, new here, Looking to learn!

    Hey guys, I've been wanting a jet boat for awhile, and I've been searching the itnernet to find out more, but all I find out is how much I really don't know about jet boats!! I know boats, know engines, and outdrives...don't know nothin' about a jet.

    Are there any stickies here on the forums to give a newb a little info on jets and engine building for jet boats? Whats a diverter, whats a droop? Whats an A,B,C impeller? Single plane or dual plane intake, high rise, dual carbs? high compression, lots of LSA? I DON'T KNOW!

    Where can I go to read up?

    Thanks in advance guys.

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    http://www.performanceboats.com//sho...ght=pumps+work

    Try this. I did a search for ya. It may help out.

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    Welcome , you've come to a "good place" for info and friendship and a doze of craziness thrown in! Dont be shy ask questions Tom

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    Welcome.

    I sense another case of "morehorsepoweritis" in the early stages.

    Run now, very fast, and take your wallet and credit cards with you, and don't look back, or your life will never be the same again.
    "As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokinLowriderSS View Post
    Welcome.

    I sense another case of "morehorsepoweritis" in the early stages.

    Run now, very fast, and take your wallet and credit cards with you, and don't look back, or your life will never be the same again.
    LMFAO, I agree with this guy, its seriously a disease, and it will every last nickle you can scrape up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerAddict View Post
    Hey guys, I've been wanting a jet boat for awhile, and I've been searching the itnernet to find out more, but all I find out is how much I really don't know about jet boats!! I know boats, know engines, and outdrives...don't know nothin' about a jet.

    Are there any stickies here on the forums to give a newb a little info on jets and engine building for jet boats? Whats a diverter, whats a droop? Whats an A,B,C impeller? Single plane or dual plane intake, high rise, dual carbs? high compression, lots of LSA? I DON'T KNOW!

    Where can I go to read up?

    Thanks in advance guys.
    I hear what you are saying. I am on my second jet boat, and still don't know squat. Well, I do know what DOESN'T work. For example setting an engine too low in the bilge causes the pan to rub against the intake which causes the hull to leak, or using angle iron to mount the motor to the pump base will trash the rear main bearing due to lack of adjustment and play. (Thank you previous owner)

    Running the engine on the trailor without taking the the time to disconnect the bolts from the H bar and crank is also bad.

    My advice is to get a cheap jet boat- plenty out there- and have fun with it, but realize it's going to be one of those expensive learning experiences. At least that is how it has been for me. I'm up to about 12K into a 3500 dollar boat. (grin)

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    just buy my boat(jet) it is so simple and dependable and you could be just as dumb as i am and not have to worry about a thing... welcome to the ride fasten your seatbelt and do you have any pics of your wife or g/f...just alittle intiation for a first timer..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokinLowriderSS View Post
    Welcome.

    I sense another case of "morehorsepoweritis" in the early stages.

    Run now, very fast, and take your wallet and credit cards with you, and don't look back, or your life will never be the same again.
    haha, yep! Been there too many times already, thats why all my projects are half-finished! haha. But, I can't stop....its a sickness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerAddict View Post
    Hey guys, I've been wanting a jet boat for awhile, and I've been searching the itnernet to find out more, but all I find out is how much I really don't know about jet boats!! I know boats, know engines, and outdrives...don't know nothin' about a jet.

    Are there any stickies here on the forums to give a newb a little info on jets and engine building for jet boats? Whats a diverter, whats a droop? Whats an A,B,C impeller? Single plane or dual plane intake, high rise, dual carbs? high compression, lots of LSA? I DON'T KNOW!

    Where can I go to read up?

    Thanks in advance guys.
    Welcome aboard!!! Glad to have another jet lover on the site. And don't worry about your lack of knowledge on jet boats. That's the great thing about Jet boats, they take little to know skill or education to opperate one. Just hop in and go (stab and steer if you will).
    V-drives on the other hand, those are bad ass, unfortunatly all those guys are assholes and love to pick on us.
    Enjoy your time here fellow jetter..............
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    good luck, a couple of things to remember on these boards...

    1) Don't ask ,"what is the best way to regulater water and/or should i run a thermostat..." you'll get 30 pages of debate

    2) Don't say "yeah, but" when one of the pros gives you advice

    3) Avoid all quick jet has to say


    On a serious note good luck with your new project whatever it may be...and support the vendors/business owners/handymen on this site whenever you need parts or service IMO. (that goes for boats or anything)

    ** PS ...Oh, and dont' try to go over 70 unless you're a baller!
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    There are a lot of wonderful people on this site... be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahiti Boss21 View Post
    good luck, a couple of things to remember on these boards...

    1) Don't ask ,"what is the best way to regulater water and/or should i run a thermostat..." you'll get 30 pages of debate

    2) Don't say "yeah, but" when one of the pros gives you advice

    3) Avoid all quick jet has to say


    On a serious note good luck with your new project whatever it may be...and support the vendors/business owners/handymen on this site whenever you need parts or service IMO. (that goes for boats or anything)

    ** PS ...Oh, and dont' try to go over 70 unless you're a baller!
    4) Don't ask "Which motor oil should I run?" (30 more pages of "I run Brand X")
    Do a thread search, a couple hundred pages exist already.

    5) You can post up technical info, unless you are Jetaholic, in which case you must post up full and complete sourcing info (Book or tech source, copyright date, page and paragrgaph number, web links apreciated).


    More seriously........................

    It's a good place, with a lot of good folks, and a lot of knowledge, both from lake and river boaters and racers pushing the envelope, and jet service and engine folks as well.
    There are a few trolls, thre always are, you juct kick them and move on.

    The V-drivers only get in the way arround dawn and dusk, as the water's too rough the rest of the day, they sit on the trailer.
    "As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
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    OBAMA: Some people deserve this.
    The rest of us are being dragged along kicking and screaming.

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    haha, thanks for all the tips guys! It seeemed like you guys really knew your stuff, so I'm very eager to listen to what you all have to say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokinLowriderSS View Post
    Welcome.

    I sense another case of "morehorsepoweritis" in the early stages.

    Run now, very fast, and take your wallet and credit cards with you, and don't look back, or your life will never be the same again.
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