convert jet to outdrive?
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 14 of 24

Thread:
convert jet to outdrive?

  1. #1
    Senior Member badbug3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1,016

    Default convert jet to outdrive?

    anyone with any info on a bravo one style outdrive installed on a light jet boat for drag racing???

  2. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Senior Member 2002CP19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Lake Arrowhead/Lost Lake
    Posts
    692

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by badbug3 View Post
    anyone with any info on a bravo one style outdrive installed on a light jet boat for drag racing???
    Holy gimble bearing batman.

    They eat up too much HP.
    Quote Originally Posted by schick View Post
    Hold it firmly on the ground, a few pelvic thrusts should do the trick. If not repeat till satisfied!

  4. #3
    Senior Member badbug3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1,016

    Default

    i would think a jet drive would consume way more hp than an outdrive.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Banne'd Cobra1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    2,568

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by badbug3 View Post
    i would think a jet drive would consume way more hp than an outdrive.

    It does.

    You will have to fill in the hole, no brainer. You will need a 2" transom, glaas and wood, another no brainer. The you will need to find some one with the jig to cut the outdrive hole. once you have that done put in the gimbal. You will need the alignment tool to set the motor, get that and set the motor. The rest is bolt and go. It can be done, just takes time and money. Oh yea, and about 24" of transom higth.

  7. #5
    Renegade jet tunneljet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Shorewood Il
    Posts
    472

    Default

    why would you want to do that?

  8. #6
    Senior Member jetboatperformance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Atascadero Calif
    Posts
    7,464

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tunneljet View Post
    why would you want to do that?

    X's 2 but we have converted a few IO's & OB's to jets

  9. #7
    Senior Member moneysucker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Descanso, California, United States
    Posts
    2,225

    Default

    Asking this question in the jet section is like asking about gun control at an NRA meeting. I would say the outdrive section may be a little more receptive tothe idea. I would rather have a Jacuzzi than an outdrive. Too many parts and direction changes.
    Vinyl Graphics, Magnetic signs, Reg #s, Boat names, Banners, Boat decals, Etc. Please contact me Via facebook or e-mail [email protected].

  10. #8
    Bostick Racing Engines six-oh-nine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    El Cajon, Ca.
    Posts
    1,063

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by moneysucker View Post
    Asking this question in the jet section is like asking about gun control at an NRA meeting. I would say the outdrive section may be a little more receptive tothe idea. I would rather have a Jacuzzi than an outdrive. Too many parts and direction changes.
    I like it when I hear folks bitch about how expensive a jet is to operate/maintain... and go the I/O or whacker route....

    Uhhh... yeah... I/O and whackers are waaaaay cheaper...
    The Bostick®

    Some people play hard to get... I play hard to want.

  11. #9
    Renegade jet tunneljet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Shorewood Il
    Posts
    472

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by six-oh-nine View Post
    I like it when I hear folks bitch about how expensive a jet is to operate/maintain... and go the I/O or whacker route....

    Uhhh... yeah... I/O and whackers are waaaaay cheaper...
    Not to mention for drag racing. I/O's just do not like full throttle application from a dead stop. If you already had a jet and wanted to drag race your boat, it doesn't get any better than a jet.

  12. #10
    E-7 Sheepdog (ret) SmokinLowriderSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Newton Ks.
    Posts
    6,834

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by six-oh-nine View Post
    I like it when I hear folks bitch about how expensive a jet is to operate/maintain... and go the I/O or whacker route....

    Uhhh... yeah... I/O and whackers are waaaaay cheaper...
    Yea, will he come back in a year or two and let us know how this went??????
    "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."
    H.L. Mencken

    OBAMA: Some people deserve this.
    The rest of us are being dragged along kicking and screaming.

  13. #11
    Senior Member spectralen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Mi.
    Posts
    132

    Default Switching

    My first boat was a 21 Spectra 460 jet. I thought a bigger boat would be nice and bought a 26 Sleekcraft 454 with a Merc. TRS and sold the Spectra.

    What a BIG MISTAKE!

    With the Sleekcraft I had to maintain 5 different fluids like the outdrive, transmission, power steering, hydraulics, and engine oil.
    Then theres the thermostat, and don't forget the water pump impeller that can be a sure event in itself to ruin a day or possibly an engine.

    The Sleekcraft is gone and another 21 Spectra jet is being rebuilt as I write this.

    I am totally sold on the jet drive concept and its simplicity.

    And talk about eating up h.p., A prop won't give no where near the holeshot that a jet can, so when your passengers get thrown in their seats from a dead dig ask them who's boat feels faster?

  14. #12
    Senior Member jetboatperformance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Atascadero Calif
    Posts
    7,464

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by moneysucker View Post
    Asking this question in the jet section is like asking about gun control at an NRA meeting.

  15. #13
    Senior Member 74glencoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Alamogordo NM
    Posts
    582

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by moneysucker View Post
    Asking this question in the jet section is like asking about gun control at an NRA meeting. I would say the outdrive section may be a little more receptive tothe idea. I would rather have a Jacuzzi than an outdrive. Too many parts and direction changes.
    Maybe he is just looking for more time on shore working on this and that? Maybe he wants to be able to send people to the hospital because of the prop? Maybe he wants to go slower? Maybe he wants to be able to tear a gaping hole in the transom when he hits an unmarked shallow object? maybe he is tired of being able to steer at low speed and idle, or being able to whip the boat around in a 20 ft circle to pick up a skiier? Maybe he wants to have to get down to idle in order to go in reverse and then depend on some form of "black box" of relays to disengage the drive then re-engage it in the opposite direction. Maybe he wants to ruin engines when the thermostat sticks cuz boats dont exactly use bottled water to cool the engine unless you have a heat exchanger? Maybe he wants to be able to ruin all the nice flat water for the rest of us? Yep, sounds like there are lots of reasons to go with a mixer or eggbeater to me.

    Then again maybe it is because he is tired of having to work on his jet boat so much. I heard from everyone ow much work jet boats were before I bought mine, everyone said it is an hour on the water and three hours working on it. They were so full of bull honkey, It is just like your car or truck, yes it requires that little thing called maintence in order to stay running correctly. There are way less parts to wear out in a jet than an I/O or OB, less fluids to change and maintain levels of, the cooling means is 10x more dependable, and the drive is self cooling too. All you have to do is use quality parts and MAINTAIN IT!!! Try rebuilding one I/O drive and you will think a jet drive is a freakin walk in the park!!!
    Boating is nothing like cocaine, boating is much more addictive and results in bigger parties!

  16. #14
    Senior Member CK7684's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    550

    Default

    the reason jet boats need to be worked on so much is because jet boat owners are always looking for MORE POWER!!! Grunt grunt

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Digg This Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95