07-07-2009, 05:34 PM #1
I know this isn't a Polaris, but it seems many of us are lovers of unusual, orphaned craft. This fits those categories!
I picked up a '91 Jetmate as something for my younger sons to ride; NYS law requires PWC operators to be 14, but boat operators 10 with boater safety.
The motor was actually in very good condition considering it was completely full of water! I mean full, as in I unbolted the carb and water came out of the bottom of the carb....
Pistons spec'd out new, ring gap new, a light hone and bores were perfect. Surprising.
Big 'ol hole in the bottom from the previous owner's trailer. Nothing some instant foam and 6 layers of fiberglass and epoxy can't fix!
A 44sbn carb with Westcoast intake picked up 2mph, we're almost up to 30 now! And I thought the SL650 was slow....
07-07-2009, 05:36 PM #2
Oh, forgot the after pics!
Now I'm looking for advice on how to make a 4 place trailer....
07-07-2009, 05:40 PM #3
That is COOL!!! I like it!
07-07-2009, 05:43 PM #4
07-07-2009, 05:58 PM #5
What engine is in it? I'd be tempted to throw a 1200 polaris in it.
07-07-2009, 06:50 PM #6
07-07-2009, 07:08 PM #7
07-07-2009, 08:20 PM #8
Cool ride. Nice job!!
07-07-2009, 08:26 PM #9
Damn, a 1200! K447 and I were discussing a FICHT 700, though. I was loosely considering a 650 Polaris just because I've got one sitting under my workbench, but that wouldn't be much of an improvement.
It's got a Kawi 650 motor in it, and it's sad. Won't even get on plane with 2 adults in it, unless the adult in the back gets up and walks forward for a moment. And my motor is putting out more than stock.....
The obvious swap is for a Kawi 750 motor in it, the base plate is the same, so basically no issues switching over. Even better, the SXR800 top end fits on that motor, too!
07-07-2009, 08:27 PM #10
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Looks like a fiberglass bath tub.
The people at the party in the background are like, "what the F...???"
I say put an Octane engine in it Delagem.
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