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    Who has a Jetboat

    I'm pretty keen on my jetboating, currently have two.

    First is a 2 seater 3.4m PuddleHopper powered by a 2L turbo subby motor. Great for fishing, exploring small creeks & rivers & playing silly buggers in the shallow braided stuff.

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    Sometimes I run out of boatable water :rolleyes: and it's time to push, another good reason to have a small light boat.

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    http://www.youtube.com/user/outdoorl.../7/Mzg35KhBI4I


    I also have a 4.45m Scottcraft with a 6L V8 LS2, great for trips away, hunting, etc
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    Are the Puddlehopper hulls made up Wanganui way?

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    Made by Konrad Scott -SDM down in Winchester, south Canterbury

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    Ahh - Ive heard of them.
    Whats the hull worth if you dont mind me asking? (PM if you dont want to post $$ values up)

    Been thinking one...

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    Bare hull was $6100 when I brought it about 5 yrs ago, check out www.tuicraft.com Shaun does a good package

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    Heres mine....



    151a with a 752 powered by a 3.8 V6 holden... GPSed her at 84 clicks

    I farkn love skinny water.... Hold on haha

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    I have but its not a river boat.Hamilton J53 about 20Deg v at the stern. 351 cleaveland turning an old 753 unit.sort of the jet boat version of a v8 falcon :grin: great boat for the sounds though, can be be a bit mud flatish if the tides wrong,silly easy to launch and retrieve as well.Took me 2 years to restore it,
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    I have a nice old Jet32, A glass hull is not ideal but it does the job for the moment. Mainly use it for water skiing and boating the waitaki mainly during duck season but also use it for fishing and have had it up the arawhata on a succesfull deer mission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldbob View Post
    Heres mine....



    151a with a 752 powered by a 3.8 V6 holden... GPSed her at 84 clicks

    I farkn love skinny water.... Hold on haha
    I noticed :grin:

    Bloody great toy, I want one, but Nelson sucks for that sort of carry on

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    ABE will have one soon too.... Oops did I say too much?
    Bloody good fun tho...

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    Nice collection of jetboats
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Scott 4.3 .. LS2 with work .. Southern Jet 8.5" 2 stage unit

    On the water but still finishing it off.......

    A nicely mannered rocketship

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    I have a wee fiz boat, sonic hull with a ford v6, mostly used for hunting and fishing but over xmas it gets used for skiing and fatting aroud with the kids

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    I need to give one of you fellas a ring with the subby motor hulls. Sounds like a good proj for me and the old boy

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    Q for those in the game

    Whats sort of $$ is the jet unit?
    How much power is actually required (or is it a torque or rpm thing?) - seems most are running a V8 (which usually make bugger all real hp anyway! )

    Looking at a 4 seater and would prob put a turbo cabbage cutter engine in it (Subaru) hence the hp/rpm/tq question above

 

 

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