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    Default Jet boat newbie here.

    So I picked up a 1979 witchcraft 19' phantom with trailer for 300 bucks I just couldn't pass it up! the boat needs a jet pump and motor I have done crazy research and decided to go wankle rotary. The original configuration was a 150hp johnson outboard that didn't come with the boat. I have a local fiberglass shop making the hull modifications necessary for jet pump conversion. I am still looking for more info on this setup i have seen write ups and youtube videos but there all lacking the basic information required. i'm not looking for a blown or turbo setup just a holly carbureted 12a. I Need to know how these guys connected the jet pump,.. gearing.. etc. Thoughts? Will be posting pics with progress!

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    Well welcome to the boards Tom

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    Now that you jumped into the jet boat owners world GET A NIGHT JOB!!!!M

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol guy View Post
    Now that you jumped into the jet boat owners world GET A NIGHT JOB!!!!M
    LMAO i know.... i have been looking at the prices of shit and holy crap. Later I will post a pics of my tow rig its almost complete. 05 Tundra Alot cheaper to make bad-ass and Upgrade LOL

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    Looks like you've got a cool project ahead...Welcome to the boards

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    welcome ,I'm just on the other side of the border from you. I think you should plan to go turbo. once you've got it in the water for a while ,you'll want to. those things make CRAZY power turboed.

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    I have been entertaining that thought. I just wanted to stay under 12k for the restore.... the new gel and hull mods are going to use a nasty chunk of that money. Do you know of a place to get one? I have tried foreign engines out of Seattle but.... out like always.. I bought a 84 rx7 to rob the first 12A block from but a spare 13B wouldn't be a bad idea!

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    I found a awesome Rotary parts supplier. Atkins Rotary - Rx7 | Rx8 | Mazda | Rotary | Engine | Parts for mounting and bell housing etc. Also I found a Jacuzzi WJ for 700 complete. Super Stoked!

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    Finally got all the rot out!

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