Thread: Motor and Jet
08-11-2011, 10:14 AM #1
Motor and Jet
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.
08-12-2011, 11:18 PM #2
I've thought about doing this a number of times myself. I'd like to get one of those old '60s boats with the fins and put a jet in it. I think for the first iteration a 750 Kawi would be a good choice. Plentiful, not too expensive, easy to service and get parts for, light weight, etc. I'd try to find a twin-carb big-pin engine.
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