Jet drive

Discussion in 'Outboards' started by ted655, May 2, 2008.

  1. ted655
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    ted655 Senior Member

    Is there a bottom unit jet for a Merc 50 HP?
    Thanks, Ted
     
  2. redtech
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    redtech Senior Member

  3. ted655
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    ted655 Senior Member

    Thank you! much better info than I was finding. Just the answers were a big help. Seems like I have a suitable boat & that helps.
    Thanks again. :)
     

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    tkinak Junior Member

    What year is your motor. I have one for a '63 to '89 short shaft that is collecting dust.
     
  5. ted655
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    ted655 Senior Member

    :mad: Darn!
    My motor is a 2001 short shaft. Probably no way, but thanks.:)
     
  6. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    Remember you will lose about 30% of your HP with a jet, so a 50HP (prop)outboard may not be big enough to push your boat around in the way you want it to.
     

  7. ted655
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    ted655 Senior Member

    Yeah, I know there is a trade off there. If you google "lower San Juan River", you'll see a small, narrow waterway.. Deep pools, separated by short, tame shallows, (in the summer, our time to enjoy the river).
    I just want to come back up the river to the ramp, after an outing. In my younger days, I would simply have pulled it back, as I came to them. 30-35 HP will putt me back. :)
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    The wife is taking a post in Kayenta, AZ., (the far side of the Moon), and the other alternative for me is a rubber ducky in the tub.:D
     
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