Can you convert outboard to jet drive?
Many boaters prefer to convert their standard propeller driven outboard to outboard jet drive. Jet boats are able to travel across shallow sections of river without damage to the drive. This can be done with an outboard jack plate or transom bracket.
Can you put a jet drive on any outboard?
Most any outboard from 25 horsepower and larger can be converted to a jet drive. These jet units are specific to the engine size, bolt pattern and driveshaft of each manufacturer. However, the same company, Outboard Jets in San Leandro, California, manufactures all of these jet units.
Can you turn a prop motor into a jet?
With the right prop-to-jet conversion service, you’ll feel like you’re driving a brand-new boat. Don’t spend all that money replacing your motor when you can convert it. You can have this done for your current boat or a new boat we’re building. We can also buy new motors and convert them to jet outboards.
How long can you run a jet boat without water?
A jet ski can be run out of the water for about 15 seconds. If a jet ski is hooked up to a water supply, like during flushing, it can be run for about 90 seconds. You want to avoid going over 90 seconds when hooked up to a water supply as certain components are not being cooled.
Are jet drives better than prop?
Propeller propulsion has much better fuel efficiency than jet boats (more on how much better later in the article). Most propeller boats perform much better in rough water because they stay lower and cut through the waves. Propeller boats make a much cleaner wake than jet boats.
Do jet drives have reverse?
-There is no reverse. -You lose about 15% max power compared to a prop. -You should consider a tunnel hull if you go jet.
How does a Mercury jet drive work?
Jet Advantages. Water is drawn into the unit through the intake grill by an impeller, driven directly by the engine driveshaft. The water is then forced at high pressure through an outlet nozzle, creating thrust that drives the boat forward.
How much does a Mercury 60/40 jet weight?
Specifications – 60 EFI
|HP / kW||60 / 45|
|Dry weight *Lightest model available||247 lbs / 112 kg|
|CARB star rating||3|
|Bore and stroke||2.56 x 2.95″ / 65 x 75 mm|
|Ignition||ECM 07 Digital Inductive (CT model) ECM 70|
Can you convert a prop drive to a jet drive?
-Note that if you are converting from a prop drive to a jet drive, the motor will have to be raised to insure correct performance. (Transom brackets are available to avoid boat transom modifications)
Will my jet drive unit be immediately in stock?
All jet drive units are made to order and will not be immediately in stock. This unit is covered by a full one year warranty. Do it yourself tech support is available for free. Just call 360-490-9476 or email [email protected] you are not alone. The following describes special considerations involved in replacing your lower-unit.
How does an outboard jet work?
The velocity imparted to this mass of water creates an opposite force, and drives the boat forward. Experience the excitement and satisfaction of going boating with an Outboard Jet, where propeller driven craft cannot go! Read our FAQ section to learn more.
How long is the warranty on a jet drive?
(Transom brackets are available to avoid boat transom modifications) This item qualifies for free standard shipping. All jet drive units are made to order and will not be immediately in stock. This unit is covered by a full one year warranty. Do it yourself tech support is available for free.