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    What makes the Jetaway so expensive? I was looking at some pictures and started thinking about it and they're actually a pretty simple contraption. So what actually makes them worth almost $1400? Is it because it's kind of a luxury item, or is it just an enormous amount of machine work that goes into making them. Just curious here. Thanks.
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    Oh yeah, Forgot to mention that the hull is a special mixture of speedcote, herculiner and rain-x, all blended together- good for another 8 mph top end.

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    HHMMM #1 the Market (no competition) #2 product liability

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    HHMMM #1 the Market (no competition) #2 product liability
    BBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzz wrong answer!

    They are tremendously expensive to machine. Many small parts inside.
    I can tell you from first hand knowlege that there is not much profit margin in them. I've watched them being put together, and there is no way I'd take mine apart. I'm not smart enough to put it back together!

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    One reason the price is not as low as you might imagine, is the relatively low production quantities. If you were making 50,000 of these items a year I am sure you could cut the production cost with more automation. With a small prodution runs you can't afford dedicated tooling and don't get the best deals on materials or processing. You are talking additional set up times, and more labor involved with machining.

    And don't forget that these things have to stand up to 700 plus horsepower, work easily and reliably and don't leak. (I have never heard of a Jet-Away breaking)

    All in all I am actually surprised they don't cost more. When you think about the money we spend for other parts for the engine, jet or boat in general (have you seen the price of gas lately?) $1400 is not that much money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Real McCoy View Post
    One reason the price is not as low as you might imagine, is the relatively low production quantities. If you were making 50,000 of these items a year I am sure you could cut the production cost with more automation. With a small prodution runs you can't afford dedicated tooling and don't get the best deals on materials or processing. You are talking additional set up times, and more labor involved with machining.

    And don't forget that these things have to stand up to 700 plus horsepower, work easily and reliably and don't leak. (I have never heard of a Jet-Away breaking)

    All in all I am actually surprised they don't cost more. When you think about the money we spend for other parts for the engine, jet or boat in general (have you seen the price of gas lately?) $1400 is not that much money.

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    Good point, I didn't think about the low production runs.

    Now that I think about it a little clearer minded, at our shop rate, $1400 is only 28 hours of machine time, which is 3.5 8 hour days. I've spent more time than that on individual parts for customers. We do a lot of low production prototype parts for Lexmark, so they want very tight tolerances on everything and they only order 30 pieces of that particular piece, and it is always a different piece, thus always a different setup. On one job, we actually had to fill the shop with heaters to get the shops temperature to the same temperature as the Lexmark facility because the tolerances were so tight that the temperature difference would throw them out of tolerance. They only want like 5 parts, but we made them 25 extra so that we wouldn't to start over if one or two were bad. And we have no CNC machines, so all these tight tolerances are kept on very old, beat-up manual machines.

    Sorry about that guys, dumb question, please ignore.

    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mako shark mark View Post
    Oh yeah, Forgot to mention that the hull is a special mixture of speedcote, herculiner and rain-x, all blended together- good for another 8 mph top end.

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    lenco driveshaft it'll uncouple without unbolting crap but it doesn't ratchet like a jetaway. i ran outta gas saturday doin 90+ and my boat went straight, so screw a ratchet

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    You really don't need one on your boat anyways... So dont worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    lenco driveshaft it'll uncouple without unbolting crap but it doesn't ratchet like a jetaway. i ran outta gas saturday doin 90+ and my boat went straight, so screw a ratchet
    What's a lenco driveshaft?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mako shark mark View Post
    Oh yeah, Forgot to mention that the hull is a special mixture of speedcote, herculiner and rain-x, all blended together- good for another 8 mph top end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianJet View Post
    What's a lenco driveshaft?
    if ya don't know, you ain't got enough hp

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianJet View Post
    What's a lenco driveshaft?

    that used for racing its not ment for a all day runner,they create alot of heat.

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    i've only seen them on the net, so look em up, seen a few on the dragboats.com site too on boats. hass told me about them then i started paying attention to em and looking for 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekvino View Post
    that used for racing its not ment for a all day runner,they create alot of heat.
    agreed, but i was talking about a lenco driveshaft, not 2 speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    if ya don't know, you ain't got enough hp
    I know I ain't got enough HP! On my Horsepower thread, they're guessing 345 (15 over stock) or so. I was just curious, did a Google search and didn't come up with much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mako shark mark View Post
    Oh yeah, Forgot to mention that the hull is a special mixture of speedcote, herculiner and rain-x, all blended together- good for another 8 mph top end.

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    The Lenco driveshaft does not work well in a lake boat. They do get very hot under extended running.

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