Mercury 175 xr2 vs valco welded Jon boat

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Mercury 175 xr2 vs valco welded Jon boat

Post by Valco deathwish » 16 Aug 2016, 21:10

Am I crazy to think I can install a Mercury power jet xr2 inboard in my 16 ft valco Jon boat? I have been toying with the idea of building a jet Jon for a while but I have never wanted to sacrifice my valco. I recently aquired a 3 seater seadoo type boat with a pretty amazing motor. It came equipped with the merc 175 xr2 power jet. at first glance the motor footprint looks a lot more compact than some of the jet ski conversions I see. I guess my question is... Is the an accident waiting to happen? Or, am I a genius? The boat will be used solely for fishing rivers in the northwest.
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Mercury 175 xr2 vs valco welded Jon boat

Post by handyandy » 01 Sep 2016, 13:08

Do it would be one scary fast boat.

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