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Old 31 October 2000, 18:48   #1
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Hi folks ,

I am looking for advice from anyone who has experience of small water jet powered RIBs around 6.5 m . with say 150 hp engines .

Anyone have any experience of the Mercury Jet drive Outboard ??
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Old 07 November 2008, 17:02   #2
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Hi folks ,

I am looking for advice from anyone who has experience of small water jet powered RIBs around 6.5 m . with say 150 hp engines .

Anyone have any experience of the Mercury Jet drive Outboard ??
Best wishes ,

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The Venturers have been with water jets since 1961 ; our first was a 4 meter Avon with rotax engine and UA Jet. We have had a 6M Humbers and Avon with Hamilton Jet. Jets take up a lot of room . At present
we have a 9.5 Ocean Dynamic. I note BHG Marine iin Lymington have
a jet rib for sale. If you want to talk jets give me a ring 02380891280
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Hi folks ,

I am looking for advice from anyone who has experience of small water jet powered RIBs around 6.5 m . with say 150 hp engines .

Anyone have any experience of the Mercury Jet drive Outboard ??
Best wishes ,

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We have made a 6m 120hp diesel jet Rib - I'm away until the 17th, but email me after that and I will help you any way I can!
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do alot of work with Jet drive boats quite often 6 mtr, they have their advantages and lmitatins but safety wise they are hard to beat.

Sub 7 mtr jet drive boats are more prolific in the us but here usually coupled to a big v8 petrol. Manufacturers of Jets have started to make them protude more from the rear of the boat thus releasing some valuabl space on board.
Also there are companies in the states which make conversion kits for turning an outboard into a jet drive. I think they might be worth consideration.

Are you thinking of convertng an existing boat or going new build?

I am familiar with the Opti Jet unit but have not used one.
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Also there are companies in the states which make conversion kits for turning an outboard into a jet drive. I think they might be worth consideration.

Are you thinking of convertng an existing boat or going new build?

I am familiar with the Opti Jet unit but have not used one.
I saw a Mercury outboard jet drive at the Auckland Boat show earlier this year, so they do them in NZ as well.
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I think Yamaha still sells outboard jets as well (or did til recently.)

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