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Old 06 July 2015, 08:06   #1
Country: USA
Town: dubuque
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Why convert jet to outboards

I am wondering why I have seen several boats that were originally inboard diesel jets converted to outboards. Can anybody advise on this. The boats I have seen here in the U.S. have been ex-military USMI and Bollinger ribs. Thanks

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Old 06 July 2015, 09:11   #2
Country: UK - Scotland
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Boat name: charlie girl
Make: reiver 3.8/regal3760
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Probably because jets are inefficient & don't perform well in comparison to an equivalent propeller installation also possibly ex military might have duff engines & it's far cheaper to re power with outboard petrol than inboard diesel & ongoing maintenance is far cheaper
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