ok i read the hole thread when is some one going to need to run one at what speed is some one going to need it? is this only with a loader? what variables is there to deciding if you need one. like the last guy on the other form im running a three point at what point do i say its worth it. im not racing it just every day boat
Whern you race, class rules will stipulate when one is required.im planing on it. but at what point with what parts am i going to need a ratchet
I don't think its recommended with a 3 point mouth though.The only "ratchet" out there I am aware of at the moment is the Jetaway, and to install one, you have to move the engine fwd about 5 inches. That is it, no extra parts, it's a "bolt-on".
You do remove the fwd bearing seal (and de-grease the bearing and housing), as the Jetaway lube now oil-baths the thrust bearing.
Pumps shouldnt lock up, ever.correct me if im wrong.. I'm just curious, I'm running close to 100 now and thinking of adding a Jetaway.
I had a V bottom boat that ran 65mph on a good day. One day the motor lock up and the boat made a violent left hand turn. The boat rolled up on it's side and face planted me in the water, ended up with just a bloody nose.
The ratchet would have helped (motor failure) but on the other hand if the pump locks up the ratchet will not work you need a pop off to let out the intake pressure.