Inboard Pickle Fork or Hydro design plans

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by mmorrison, May 2, 2011.

  1. mmorrison
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    mmorrison New Member

    Hey guys,

    I am wanting to build an Inboard 15-18 foot Pickle Fork/Hydro boat this summer with my father. I have looked everywhere for design plans and the only set of plans I have found is at Glen-L for a 10 foot pickle fork design.
    I also have a 2000 yamaha jet ski that I never use anymore and I wanted to use its 80hp engine for this new project. Could anyone help me fine design plans for a 15-18 foot pickle fork/hydro boat?

    I would truly appreciate the help.


  2. Bruce46
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    Bruce46 Junior Member

    Jet ski power plants do not work on hydros. As for building a hydro, look for a proven design. If the hydro isn't built/designed correctly you could get killed.
    CarK craft and Glen L have proven plans for hydros that will be fast enough to give you a thrill. Outboards work much better for small hydros and are much easier to rig. Good luck.
  3. fng
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    fng Junior Member

    saw this a while back

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