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    Default Got my nice little addition today from JBP, fits nicely! Question?





    Can't wait to try it this weekend!

    One question though, What are you guys doing to connect the steering up. I didn't like the geometry with the droop, so I rigged it up with a nut for a spacer just to function check it and make sure I didn't need an extension. Needless to say I am not going to run it that way. Just wanted to see some pics of what you guys got going on. ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilot940 View Post




    Can't wait to try it this weekend!

    One question though, What are you guys doing to connect the steering up. I didn't like the geometry with the droop, so I rigged it up with a nut for a spacer just to function check it and make sure I didn't need an extension. Needless to say I am not going to run it that way. Just wanted to see some pics of what you guys got going on. ???
    Have JBP send you the steering coupler! The way you have it's is NO good!

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    The steering swivel! nice piece. Jet Boat Performance, Steering Extentions and Swivels

    may have to fab something up on the mill to make it out this weekend.

    thanks.
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    I run a Hime Joint on mine, never had any problems
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    I run a Hime Joint on mine, never had any problems
    Are you just running it straight down through the tiller? Then hooking up the steering to the hime? Sounds like a easy quick fix. I like it.
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    i would get a steering tube and spacer/swivel before you go out. i had my steering set-up like yours and lost control and drove into the bushes. you'll loose steering when your diverter is up because of the binding.

    all you need is white applicance paint.
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    No rideplate? I thought that it was dangerous to run a droop with out a ride plate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YumaJet View Post
    i would get a steering tube and spacer/swivel before you go out. i had my steering set-up like yours and lost control and drove into the bushes. you'll loose steering when your diverter is up because of the binding.

    all you need is white applicance paint.

    Very true, steering feels great on the trailer but on the lake with the diverter up it wont turn worth a crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilot940 View Post
    Are you just running it straight down through the tiller? Then hooking up the steering to the hime? Sounds like a easy quick fix. I like it.

    Ya, my tiller is threaded and I just ran a SS bolt up through it and the Hime joint bolts to that .. I check it several times through the summer and have never had any problems .. You can get a brass or stainless joint .. I have about the same setup you got with the droop and it does good
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    Quote Originally Posted by BGMAN View Post
    No rideplate? I thought that it was dangerous to run a droop with out a ride plate?
    Not true. It will slow you down though. Dropping the reverse bucket and rudder hardware down 1.5" will cause it to drag and slow you down. I'm about 100% positive the ride plate will be his next investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YumaJet View Post
    i would get a steering tube and spacer/swivel before you go out. i had my steering set-up like yours and lost control and drove into the bushes. you'll loose steering when your diverter is up because of the binding.

    all you need is white applicance paint.
    Yes white appliance paint... you don't get any peeling?

    As for the binding, I'm not quite following you, the pivot point is after the steering for the diverter so I don't see how it would bind???? Before the droop I ran the steering straight back to the tiller, a little spacer and a bolt and it worked great. But that was before the droop and it was a straight shot without any angle. Now there is an angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet View Post
    Not true. It will slow you down though. Dropping the reverse bucket and rudder hardware down 1.5" will cause it to drag and slow you down. I'm about 100% positive the ride plate will be his next investment.

    yep! you see much speed increase with the plate??

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    couple of solutions, if i see the pics right, place diverter makes an arm to be used with a droop snoot that is taller than the regular one to have a better alignment. the extension from jbp is a nice piece and a good way to do it right. in a rush for the week end the spacer is i believe is 2' long and is 5/8 od solid rod fine threaded inside about 3/8 of an inch and then clearanced holed for the thru bolt. the spacer alone will give you a much better fit,the clevis is a nice piece . have installed many with just the height spacer and never had a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watergun4u View Post
    Have JBP send you the steering coupler! The way you have it's is NO good!
    or you can go here... Jet Pump Steering Tubes, Cable Seals, Steering Extensions, Cable Nuts, Reverse Connection Kits

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