mini 8' single person jet boat. any info?

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by loganneet, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    5.6 meters so it's 18'6".. The previous owner builded it with the jet for white water, but wasn't happy with it. Too big boat for a 110hp jet and a heavy drunker (the engine ofcourse.. ) . I threw the jet out and added the deck, self bailing, center console etc and fitted for outboard. Now it's perfect with the old 45hp. However I'm gonna get a new engine about same size for the next season..
     
  2. loganneet
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    loganneet Junior Member

    lol well if the 110hp motor was too big for the 18' boat, i guess mines overkill. but oh well, should be fun, as long as i dont die. you did a good job, looks great!
     
  3. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Just the opposite.. not enough power with full load thou the fuel comsumption was enermous. On the other hand, think with 85 hp you gonna get a ride of your life just remember to be carefull.
     
  4. DocMender
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    DocMender New Member

    It is a Wizard

    Hi boat was built by Wizard in Canada, between 1985 and 1990
    at would have had a 42Hp Cuyuna engine and a Doen jet and ran about 35 Mph with 2 people in it.

    I repowered mine with a 900 ZXi Kawasaki 110 Hp and added 2" of pitch to the impellor it now runs about 75Mph or 60Mph with 2 people

    I can send you pictures if you want, I even have the manuals from when it was new.

    Too bad when Wizard went under they didn't sell the molds, I would love to build new ones, as it's more fun than a jet ski.

    Will
    DocMender Marine
     
  5. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Doc,

    Ya, go ahead and post the pictures, please.

    -Tom
     
  6. LilWake
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    LilWake Senior Member

    I want to see more progress of this build! I am doing a very similar build as well! Please share! This boat will be killer when it's finished!!
     

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