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Old 12 April 2008, 10:57   #1
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Jet Ski motors in a RIB?

Hey, does any one know if any manufacturer has put a jet ski motor in a RIB???

The new motors are putting out over 200hp and as I understand it their weight is closer to the weight of a 100hp outboard. It also has the benefit of being a jet and can be mounted inboard. Have any individuals done this? Pros/Cons?
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Old 12 April 2008, 16:38   #2
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I've wanted to put a jet ski engine and jet into a Flatacraft Force4 for years.

unfortunately somebody beat me to it and advertised it on ebay.

I think Nos put it on here a few months ago.

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I think Yamaha do a sportboat that uses 2 of the jetski motors . Its a bit like the seadoo boat but nicer i think . There is a vidio of it on the yamaha usa website
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Seems a bit like fitting stabilisers to a motorbike to me or have I mised the point
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I think the main idea is a fast retrieval boat for a beach swimmer or sailboarder setting. Here is something else incorporating a jetski powered RIB;

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Of course the main point for me is that I've just figured out to to do these direct youtube window links.
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Weber Jet Engines

Zodiac and Avon have both come out with Jets using the Weber 104 HP 4 stroke jet. There may be a couple engine units complete, brand new available in Oregon/Washington state that a builder bought and then went out of biz.
Very compact unit designed by Weber Engines in Germany.
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BWM Animal jet tenders use honda aquatrax jetski motors (marinised blackbird engine). Go very well, only 3.25m long.

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