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    i dont really know much about this kind of boat and would like to know what is good. i am from iowa and not too many people have these boats. any input will help.

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    I would do some reading here. That's a pretty broad stoke of a question. Read some of the posts and see what some of the guys are doing, and how passionate they are about their rides.

    If you're on the cusp of making a decision to buy, that oughta do it.

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    will do. alot of ppl have some really nice boats on this site

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    Definitely read up and get familiar with the boats. If you are in the market, try to determine what it is you want out of the boat and ask questions if you aren't sure. A lot of us have done or still do our own work/rebuilds and can offer advice on what to look out for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stockturd View Post
    i dont really know much about this kind of boat and would like to know what is good. i am from iowa and not too many people have these boats. any input will help.
    Hey turd, I had ran jet boats from 1972 till about 2ot4 all I ever owned but played with and tuned many other than. For reliable,safe,easy and fun the jets are the way to go. Before I hear any noise about the o/d,clamp-on and v-drives, lets all stop and think. trailering,prop,water depth,and honestly which is safer if you have kids swimming around the boat. Nuff said about that. I now have a cruiser V-Drive and love it but alot of the factors have changed. Once you grasp the fact that yhey work under water flow they are a ton of fun and easy to maintain. It's when you get the go fast urge things get costly but again fun. IMO. M

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    thanks guys will do my homework on them and see what happens

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    plenty of info here... lots of pros like ol guy said ( not starting a vdrive bashing thread etc...) There are so many hulls and power options to choose from .... $$$ is the only limit here. Good luck with your endevour and dont hesitate to ask ?s These forums have helped me out a great deal and not just in boating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stockturd View Post
    thanks guys will do my homework on them and see what happens
    just dont do what i am doing, not new to boating just driving myself nuts,, these guys are great, i have never meet any of them yet but talked on the phone to them and already feel like i have some friends in here..good luck to you...

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    Welcome 2 these here boards Stuckturd. You lookin to get yerself into a squirt rocket of sum kiiiiiiiind?

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    yeah i think i will probably be looking to get one late summer fall time

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    Quote Originally Posted by stockturd View Post
    yeah i think i will probably be looking to get one late summer fall time
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    lets start with, where you gonna go boating? depth of water? length of boat your lookin at? how fast you thinkin? how much work on a jet boat can you do yourself?
    theres just a couple questions. i've only built 2 boats and im on my 3rd for a friend and it is work, but if you like it, it will be worth all the hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76ANTHONY View Post
    lets start with, where you gonna go boating? depth of water? length of boat your lookin at? how fast you thinkin? how much work on a jet boat can you do yourself?
    theres just a couple questions. i've only built 2 boats and im on my 3rd for a friend and it is work, but if you like it, it will be worth all the hours.
    i will be on the mississippi river most of the time, its plenty deep. i was looking in 18'-20' range and run in the 60's or so for now. i dont mind the work. i think if the hull is in good shape i would do alright.

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    where abouts on the river are you located? There aren't a lot of performance flats, v-drive or jet around here. But, if you keep your eyes open you can find them and just go from there. Jets have some definate advantages out in the river. Mainly you don't have to worry about dinging your prop on the sunken trash or dams when the water gets low in the summer.

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