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Old 22 November 2006, 16:42   #1
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Fitting a single jet drive to a deep V hull

How would one go about it? I've been daydreaming a bit today and I'm tempted to marinise a 130+ HP diesel and stick a jet drive on it then bung the lot in an sr5.4. Can't work out how to go about mounting the intake though.
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Old 22 November 2006, 17:46   #2
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Isn't that going to cost a lot of money ?

Surely better to pick something up that is already inboard but with just a knackered engine. I think the legs/Jet drives are expensive. Certainly if your starting from scratch thats going to be a whole lot of engineering out the back of the boat just to save a few quid on an old van engine.

Prove us wrong Matt. I'm not an engineer but I just think you could find easier ways to get on the water.

Heres some other projects for you to consider.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F123046/

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F121965/

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F109486/

By the way if anyone looks at Babcocks for 5.4 Seariders they seem to be moving them on pretty quick.
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how parkerdo it

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Old 24 November 2006, 17:17   #4
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Cheers guys.

I wasn't thinking of an old van engine more of a new style vw 160hp diesel from the GTI-but moot point now-it's not really feasable for me to carry out that major work in the confines of my garage.
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