Kicking around building a Jet Jon?

Huntxtrm
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Location: Cleburne Texas

Kicking around building a Jet Jon?

Post by Huntxtrm »

First off, I stumbled on to this forum! Its got a lot of good stuff on it. I wish I would have been here when i rebuilt my 89 bass Tracker!

Anyway, I am kicking around the idea of building a Jet Jon. Mainly just for skinny river fishing. I have a 14' alumicraft jon. Its in good shape. I also have an old SeaDoo GTS. Its a 1992 model, 580cc 55hp motor. Question is, is it big enough? Not trying to win any races, but obviously get up on plane for shallow water running. I have seen the "Spoon" for relieving cavitation. I have been doing some research, but have not seen a jet jon that has this motor? Or, its not called out anyway. I am handy with a Tig, and I have machining equipment, if I where to need to fab any of my own parts. I am sure I will. Any advice or pointers would be appreciated.

Superfly Silverfox
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Re: Kicking around building a Jet Jon?

Post by Superfly Silverfox »

Huntxtrm wrote:First off, I stumbled on to this forum! Its got a lot of good stuff on it. I wish I would have been here when i rebuilt my 89 bass Tracker!

Anyway, I am kicking around the idea of building a Jet Jon. Mainly just for skinny river fishing. I have a 14' alumicraft jon. Its in good shape. I also have an old SeaDoo GTS. Its a 1992 model, 580cc 55hp motor. Question is, is it big enough? Not trying to win any races, but obviously get up on plane for shallow water running. I have seen the "Spoon" for relieving cavitation. I have been doing some research, but have not seen a jet jon that has this motor? Or, its not called out anyway. I am handy with a Tig, and I have machining equipment, if I where to need to fab any of my own parts. I am sure I will. Any advice or pointers would be appreciated.
Go for it , I did and loved it!

I have a thread here and you should see it.

I have another project 1997 SLT900 two stroke I’m using next.

Your engine might be small but keep your build small and light!
Bob