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    Default Jet-O)Vater to Place Diverter Conversion

    I am currently running a Jet_o-vater and would like to change to a place diverter. What would it take parts wise to do this? It already has a Place Diverter brand handle and cable. I have a split bowl and a standard JC style nozzle. Also does anyone have these parts used they might part with?
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    Remove Jet-o-vator
    Sell to some sucker on ebay
    Buy place diverter
    Buyer steering tube
    Install place diverter and new steering tube
    Enjoy boat

    Those are the steps i went through

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Maker MN View Post
    Remove Jet-o-vator
    Sell to some sucker on ebay
    Buy place diverter
    Buyer steering tube
    Install place diverter and new steering tube
    Enjoy boat

    Those are the steps i went through
    WAIT Pete wasn't there sumthin about loosin some pieces in there too (maybe?)

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    Why do you want to change it?

    If it's just a lake boat and you want trim and/or the ability to throw a rooster, the jetovator works just as good as the PD in my opinion. I've had both and would've never changed to the PD, but I wanted to run a droop. My old jetovator actually threw a significantly higher rooster than the PD that replaced it did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    WAIT Pete wasn't there sumthin about loosin some pieces in there too (maybe?)
    I was hoping you forgot I lost mine for a bit because it was in the dishwasher....

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    It is my understanding that the Place Diverter has more travel. The Jet-o-vater I am using requires that I go from horizontal to the water to full down due to porpoising with my current set up. I will be adding a ride plate this year to see if that helps as it starts chine walking? above 80 but I want to be able to add a droop or wedges or whatever it takes to settle it down a bit and was hoping to still be able to get a roost with the additional travel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chaz View Post
    It is my understanding that the Place Diverter has more travel. The Jet-o-vater I am using requires that I go from horizontal to the water to full down due to porpoising with my current set up. I will be adding a ride plate this year to see if that helps as it starts chine walking? above 80 but I want to be able to add a droop or wedges or whatever it takes to settle it down a bit and was hoping to still be able to get a roost with the additional travel.
    Your also going to need a different, longer cable for the PD setup. A jet-o-vator with a manual control will take a 43c cable for trim function, where a PD will need a 43bc cable about 3' longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chaz View Post
    It is my understanding that the Place Diverter has more travel. .
    I didn't find that to be true at all. I have some photos of a jetovator that I modified for more travel. I wasn't kidding when I said my old jetovator shot a higher rooster than my PD. Let me know if you want the photos and I'll pm you. The mod is real easy and doesn't require any special tools.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Chaz View Post
    The Jet-o-vater I am using requires that I go from horizontal to the water to full down due to porpoising with my current set up. I will be adding a ride plate this year to see if that helps as it starts chine walking? above 80 but I want to be able to add a droop or wedges or whatever it takes to settle it down a bit
    Sure sounds like you may have other issues. It doesn't seem like it would take all that down nozzle angle to settle the boat unless there's a problem elsewhere. So you're saying that with full down nozzle you're still able to run 80+ mph? If so..........I'm impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    I didn't find that to be true at all. I have some photos of a jetovator that I modified for more travel. I wasn't kidding when I said my old jetovator shot a higher rooster than my PD. Let me know if you want the photos and I'll pm you. The mod is real easy and doesn't require any special tools.



    Sounds like you may have other issues. It shouldn't take all that down nozzle angle to settle the boat.
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    i would like to see them i have the old school j-o-v. i ground it down to get more height, would like to see how high you got yours

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    Southwind. Sounds like we did the same mod. I may have cut mine back a little further. Here's a couple old photos. I was running a stock BBF truck motor in it at the time. Adding another 350 hp later, resulted in a better rooster with the same setup.

    It's no record breaker, but not bad for what it was. My PD that I'm using now (also with a 4 degree up wedge) isn't any higher.

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    Here are pics of what i did to my jetovator. I ground the nozzle and made a new bracket where the jetovator cable hooked up.



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    i went as far as i could, ran out of adjust in the pd lever if i go anymore i will have no down travel at all it would be level and up. i also have a jc so no wedge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southwind011 View Post
    i went as far as i could, ran out of adjust in the pd lever if i go anymore i will have no down travel at all it would be level and up. i also have a jc so no wedge.
    Thats why i had to build the new bracket, gave me room to adjust up and keep my full down.

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