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I have never ran a jet outboard. Question for those of you that have them, how much water to you need to get on plane. I am referring to a properly set up boat, not like what Simmons tried to do a while back with the merc jet.
 

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What size boat are you considering? The inboard jets do much better for power to weight. Thats why Simmons went that route.

But they hate heavy weight and rough water.
 

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If I do use it to guide out of it would be two people max. Those bigger boats don't give much of a weight penalty for their size so they should float in less but if you are lightly on ground then the friction/weight will make a difference one would think....

I am used to boats like the RFL. With a trp if the boat is floating I can get it up (sometimes not too pretty). I can run in whatever depth the hull draws on plane (never stopped to check). I am not really sure a jet will give much more performance?
 

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If you cant get it done in a properly setup specifically for shallow water operation RFL you cant get it done in a jet either.

A properly set up RFL specifically to run shallow will be less of a liability than a similarly setup jet boat.

The only advantage comes in those lil 14 ft high powered 1 - 2 man jet scooters that will jump over land. Or in river rock. But in scattered shell where we need to be an oyster shell will set you down immediately.
 

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If you cant get it done in a properly setup specifically for shallow water operation RFL you cant get it done in a jet either.

A properly set up RFL specifically to run shallow will be less of a liability than a similarly setup jet boat.

The only advantage comes in those lil 14 ft high powered 1 - 2 man jet scooters that will jump over land. Or in river rock. But in scattered shell where we need to be an oyster shell will set you down immediately.
I would like to take you for a ride next gathering:biggrin:

Saturday I was running anything that had water covering it. Mud, sand, oysters. As long as the oysters have water covering them the boat would keep going, I was extremely impressed.
 

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If I do use it to guide out of it would be two people max. Those bigger boats don't give much of a weight penalty for their size so they should float in less but if you are lightly on ground then the friction/weight will make a difference one would think....

I am used to boats like the RFL. With a trp if the boat is floating I can get it up (sometimes not too pretty). I can run in whatever depth the hull draws on plane (never stopped to check). I am not really sure a jet will give much more performance?
You may not need a jet depending on what the boat drafts while on plane. a 1872 with a jet tunnel will probably reliably run across a flat thats 2" deep.
 

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Kinda what I was thinking. As long as there is water the RFL will go in a straight line. 50 yards of running over oysters sticking out of the water no problem, 10 yards of sheet water sand equals a problem.
 

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Why are the SeaArks so sexy?!?!
Not sure but I really like them. I have never seen an aluminum jet boat wider than 72". I wonder what a properly designed tunnel and a wider hull could do. I don't think it could run shallower than mine but it could carry a bunch more weight.
 

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Kinda what I was thinking. As long as there is water the RFL will go in a straight line. 50 yards of running over oysters sticking out of the water no problem, 10 yards of sheet water sand equals a problem.
a RFL will run over dry oysters? Or do you mean just the tips of the oyster bed poking out of the water? I didnt try running anything like that last saturday.
 

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+1 361-510-6655 in rock port him and another guide in rockport run Yamaha powered jet outboards I built for them. Tommy will take you for a ride, just be prepared to talk for a while, LOL> I'm not in the business any more, other than my last boat for sale, 18-56 weldcraft tiller yamaha F60 jet.

too small for more than 3 people and weight kills jet power,

the guides boats are 20-70 with yamaha F150 and 22 vee with yamaha f150 had another guide there running the alweld but he sold it and its back to a owner in Port O connor
 
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