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    I'm installing a (new to me) Jetovator & Bowl on my 12jc. Should I install the new bowl with just the gasket alone or should I use silicone along with it? As well is there anything I should be looking for/checking while I have the bowl off? Has not been in the water for about 8 years. Any input is appreciated!

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    gasket only, no silicone between surfaces, may coat gasket with grease for ease of future removal. check tightness of rear bushings to shaft, for no more that they are 7-8.00 each i would replace them and i always replace the rear seal that is prone to leak. be carefull in installing bowl onto shaft that u do not damage the seal when inserting the shaft into the bowl. i find it easier to remove the tail plug and "bore sight" thru the bowl to protect the seal. good luck on the jetovator install.

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    Thanks for the response-

    Another quick question, Should I keep the rudder on the jet or remove it? what are it's advantages/disadvantages?

    Thank again.
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    One more question, on the control for the jetovator (it's electric) should I use a SPDT,(on) off (on) switch alone or use relays with the switch? I don't know what the draw is on the motor drive for it. Does anyone else have this set up?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabreezai View Post
    One more question, on the control for the jetovator (it's electric) should I use a SPDT,(on) off (on) switch alone or use relays with the switch? I don't know what the draw is on the motor drive for it. Does anyone else have this set up?

    Thanks in advance.
    sorry, I don't have an answer for you, just wanted to ask......is it an electric 'jet-o-vator' or a hydraulic 'place diverter'?
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    You done got my kentucky ass all confused!!!

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    I guess it wouldn't hurt to run a relay, not a bad idea at all.
    The motor is a window motor out of a Chevy, I believe passenger side, any stationwagon from the late 70's. A great dash switch is center off, with momentary on up and down.
    One word of caution with the jetovator, when you go to trim up or roost, take your foot out of the throttle and then trim. The gears are not very strong and will strip out. That gear, the long square one, is a bitch to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrynPas View Post
    sorry, I don't have an answer for you, just wanted to ask......is it an electric 'jet-o-vator' or a hydraulic 'place diverter'?
    electric Jetovator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet Dream View Post
    I guess it wouldn't hurt to run a relay, not a bad idea at all.
    The motor is a window motor out of a Chevy, I believe passenger side, any stationwagon from the late 70's. A great dash switch is center off, with momentary on up and down.
    One word of caution with the jetovator, when you go to trim up or roost, take your foot out of the throttle and then trim. The gears are not very strong and will strip out. That gear, the long square one, is a bitch to find.
    Thanks for the advice, good to know. I would imagine that the motor drive has some sort of clutch in it to prevent that? Also, what is your opinion on the rudder?

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    The motor is basically a direct drive, no clutch. The older the cable, the tougher the motor has to work too. Pull the cover off, you'll see what I mean.
    Rudders are useless, thrust is everything.

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    Thanks again for the response-
    as you said, I opened it and self explanatory. As for the rudder, my old bowl did not have one and my "new" one did. I was just curious why. I'm swapping over to OT headers, probably a dumb question but does someone make some kind of plate or plug for the holes that my old logs & snails went through? I'm also redoing the interior, any suggestions on seat set ups? pics? when I purchased the boat it had none.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabreezai View Post
    I'm swapping over to OT headers, probably a dumb question but does someone make some kind of plate or plug for the holes that my old logs & snails went through?
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    yep there called transom cover plates
    Give Tom a call at J.B.P

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    Thanks Brother!

    Tom sent me a PM about them, I'll order them this week. I'm going through the entire boat, another question (of many more I'll have as I go along for sure) Whats the best way to re-lube the control cables, the reverse,throttle and jetovator? Can it be done? if so what kind of lube? Thanks again in advance!

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    OK-

    Scratch the lubing of the cable question. Looks like I have WAY more work ahead of me before I even worry about them..... Here's the scenario, I rid this person of an "eye sore" in her yard at the end of the season last year for $800.00. I looked at it, no interior, hull looked good, she said the engine was running, I did a compression check, looked good, got the engine to fire up sounded fine. Took it home, covered and parked it for the winter. Purchased a bunch of parts/upgrades for it while it sat. Been getting ready to set everything up to get her in the water, I pull the "ghetto" carpeting out of it and see the fiberglass matting wasted, no big deal done plenty of fiber glassing in my time. I cut it out only to find the entire deck is rotted Oh well got a bigger project than I expected, not sure if it will see the water this year. But I'm sure going to try! Guess while I'm there might have to get a few more things, wish me luck!
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    I had the same scenario. Picked up a cheap hull, had most everything there and then pulled the "cheap astroturf" carpet to find the fiberglass separated from the floor and the floor soaked.

    Good luck on the project. At least yours has a running motor.

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