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    Motor and Jet

    Hello there,
    I'm brand new to both this forum and to the world PWC's. I want to put a 750 or bigger motor and jet into a self built 10' wood/glass boat. The plans are from Glen-L and the boat plan is a Squirt. It looks like loads of fun. I'm curious to know what the best motor and jet would be for this project. Some people, who have already done this, actually cut the hull of an existing boat/ski and graft it into the wooden boat. While others just take the motor and jet and build it into their hull. What motors and jets should I stay away from? Are there stronger years than others? What should I be looking at to spend for basically a motor and jet or a not working motor complete with hull? I guess you can tell I'm sort of floundering. Any feedback (positive I hope) would be greatly appreciated, even a potential donor motor and jet from somewhere in western Canada.
    Thanks Byron


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    Well there are a lot of old jet skis out there. I have a friend who did this and it is easier to cut up the old ski and integrate in to your boat to get the jet and motor set right.

    If i were going to do this to a flat bottom boat I would try to find a old Kawasaki or sea doo with the power trim. it would be nice to use a 1200 or 800 Yamaha but the trim would be manual on them. i guess you could rig up some kind of electric trim tho.

    There is a lot of cheap wave runners and jet skis on craigs list in the boat section .

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    Well there are a lot of old jet skis out there. I have a friend who did this and it is easier to cut up the old ski and integrate in to your boat to get the jet and motor set right.

    If i were going to do this to a flat bottom boat I would try to find a old Kawasaki or sea doo with the power trim. it would be nice to use a 1200 or 800 Yamaha but the trim would be manual on them. i guess you could rig up some kind of electric trim tho.

    There is a lot of cheap wave runners and jet skis on craigs list in the boat section .

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