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by Wistex
12 Nov 2013, 22:56
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Want to know the weight of 70/50 Yamaha Jet and 17 ft boat
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Want to know the weight of 70/50 Yamaha Jet and 17 ft boat

decided too many problems could exist with the acquisition of this jet boat. will just carry an extra prop in case of a severe strike and damage. so I will forget the jet outboard... for now that is.
by Wistex
12 Nov 2013, 11:27
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Want to know the weight of 70/50 Yamaha Jet and 17 ft boat
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Want to know the weight of 70/50 Yamaha Jet and 17 ft boat

what does the 70/50 Yamaha jet with tiller steer weigh? what does a 1994 17 1/2 ft polar craft jon on a galvanized boat trailer weigh? am considering buying this in Virginia and towing it back to texas with a ford focus. I have towed a 16 ft jon with a 25 hp long shaft remote from Wisconsin to texas...
by Wistex
11 Nov 2013, 07:56
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Jet Wings
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Jet Wings

ok. I have a 70/50 Yamaha on a 17 ft john coming soon and I will try the fins. thank you.

who makes the strongest fins? texas lakes are full of stumps so one can be in 20 ft of water and get hung up or boat damaged by a 19 ft stump.

snowbird in texas, wistex
by Wistex
10 Nov 2013, 23:09
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Jet Wings
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Jet Wings

Jet boats steer with thrust, NOT rudders. to drive it onto trailer one must work the steering wheel and thrust controller aka throttle to effect steering directional control. had a big jet boat years ago 405 hp, 550 hp on nitrous oxide, deep vee and learned going slow is not a straight line deal. on...
by Wistex
06 Nov 2013, 11:35
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted to buy: 50/35 hp jet drive outboard motor
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Wanted to buy: 50/35 hp jet drive outboard motor

it would be for an alumacraft 1648 ncs with a 20" transom and remote controls.

what have you?
by Wistex
23 Dec 2012, 21:34
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1648 stability
Replies: 19
Views: 2312

1648 stability

Hey Slim, having tried a number of smaller jon boats and at 320# i highly recommend an 1860 or wider boat. crestliner had made a wider vee jon about 10 years ago and is more comfortable and safer for big fellow to manuever around in the boat. that particular boat has a deep vee for the better ride. ...
by Wistex
28 Nov 2012, 10:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Who sells the best cooler livewell kit ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Who sells the best cooler livewell kit ?

thank you for the info and great pix, they really help!

wistex
by Wistex
25 Nov 2012, 17:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Who sells the best cooler livewell kit ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Who sells the best cooler livewell kit ?

is there such a kit available?

want to convert a 100 quart igloo cooler to a livewell.

it will also function as a ballast container to level the 1648 jon driven by a 300# man sitting on the right side helm....

wistex
by Wistex
06 Jul 2012, 12:04
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hand Holds for boats
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Hand Holds for boats

old football and skiing injuries and age handicap some of us and we need hand holds to get around in a "tin boat". aluminum walkers secured to the bottom ribs with bungee cords work ok. i made some of pvc pipes and fastened them to the vertical portions of the ribs. they are made of 2" and 1.5" whit...
by Wistex
02 Jul 2012, 15:58
Forum: Motors
Topic: Swapping power heads 9.9 johnson with 15 hp johnson
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Swapping power heads 9.9 johnson with 15 hp johnson

hi guys, i have changed props a couple of times on the 15. with the original prop the motor over-rev'd to the extent the valves floated and the motor seemed to have a rev limiter as it struggled to get on plane. tried a higher pitch prop (sorry don't have the numbers in front of me now) and the 15 w...
by Wistex
01 Jul 2012, 13:22
Forum: Motors
Topic: Swapping power heads 9.9 johnson with 15 hp johnson
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Swapping power heads 9.9 johnson with 15 hp johnson

in a previous thread i had asked about two 14 ft jons: one a 1448 (with center seat) with a newer (2001) 9.9 johnson manual tiller and an older (1994) 15 hp johnson with remote controls on a 1442 ncs jon. as we discussed previously, the 15 hp seems to be weak; the 9.9 very strong in comparison. agai...
by Wistex
13 Jun 2012, 10:24
Forum: Motors
Topic: Do outboard motors lose power just because they get old?
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Do outboard motors lose power just because they get old?

regarding the recommendation of trying both motors on both hulls, that would be very good. however the 15 is a long shaft with remote controls on the 1442 20" transom and the 9.9 is a tiller control on a 15" transom. so while the idea is good, it is very impractical and way too much work to answer t...
by Wistex
12 Jun 2012, 08:50
Forum: Motors
Topic: Do outboard motors lose power just because they get old?
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Do outboard motors lose power just because they get old?

boat #1 2006 1448 alumacraft jon with 2001 9.9 johnson manual start tiller on 15" transom- boat #2 2010 1442 alumacraft jon with 1994 evinrude 15 electric start, long shaft, and remote controls on 20" transom- the 9.9 always feels much more powerful so curiosity made me test hole shot and gps top sp...
by Wistex
24 May 2012, 15:53
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Horse Power Ratings: to comply or to ignore?
Replies: 30
Views: 2025

Horse Power Ratings: to comply or to ignore?

during the summer months i am in a north west wisconsin campgrounds. in the months nov through april i camp in north east texas. re: fishing anything one cannot do in wis, one can do in texas! well, one does have to have a fishing license in texas. another example of ignoring hp ratings was in louis...